MSc/PhD Program
Anthony Tsang
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Hong Kong


Anthony Tsang


College / University:
2006 – 2009: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
2003 – 2006: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Highest Degree:
Master of Philosophy in Biochemistry

Major Subjects:
Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience

Lab Experience:
An array of hardcore biochemistry techniques, cell line, primary tissue culture, mice and zebrafish handling

Projects / Research:
S-Nitrosylation of XIAP compromises neuronal survival in Parkinson’s disease. (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.106: 4900-5, 2009)
The expression profiling and the functional characterization of a peptide hormone Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Peptide (PACAP) in the development of zebrafish ovary

2009 – 2010: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2008 – 2009: University Grant Council (UGC) Research Travel Grant (HKUST)
2006 – 2009: Research Postgraduate Studentship (HKUST)
2004 – 2005: The Department/Program Scholarship, Shaw College (CUHK)


My research interest in neuroscience can be categorized into 2 topics:

1. To understand the following aspects which are related to brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases (i.e., what governs the lifespan of our brains):

i) How to make brain immortal.
ii) How to keep brain functional ex vivo (i.e., how to culture a whole brain per se) and to achieve brain transplantation in live animal
iii) The role of protein aggregates in neurodegenerative disease
iv) How to regenerate degenerated brain

2. To elucidate the following aspects which are related to memory in a molecular biology point of view:

i) To identify the genetic and acquired factors influencing the quality of memory
ii) How to manipulate existing memory
iii) How to clone memory
iv) What is memory