SRIC Faculty

Karl Herrup

Karl Herrup

director
Chair Professor, Division of Life Science

Research

  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Alzheimer’s and ataxia-telangiectasia
  • Cell cycle regulation in the adult neuron
  • The neuronal DNA damage response
  • Glutamine as a neuroprotective agent
Shengwang Du

Shengwang Du

Associate Director
Professor, Department of Physics, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research

  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Laser cooling and trapping
  • Optical microscopy
Nancy IP

Nancy Ip

Morningside Professor of Life Science
Director of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience
Vice-President for Research and Development

Research

  • Neural development and circuit assembly
  • Ynaptic plasticity and memory formation
Xian Chen

Xian Chen

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research

  • Deformation and microstructure in structural phase transformation
  • Crystalline mechanics and Crystallography
  • Advanced structural characterization by synchrotron X-ray diffraction
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Nanomechanics of shape memory alloys
  • Multiferroic phase transformation
Jun Xia

Jun Xia

Professor, Division of Life Science

Research

  • Molecular and cellular basis of learning and memory
  • Organization of synapse and regulation of synaptic transmission
  • Molecular mechanism of protein trafficking and its implication in brain disorder and diabetes
Benzhong Tang

Ben Zhong Tang

Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry

Research

  • Exploration of new polymerization reactions
  • Synthesis of new functional (macro)molecules
  • Deciphering of new luminescent processes
  • Creation of new advanced materials
  • Development of new fluorescent biosensors
Ho Yi Mak

Ho Yi Mak

Associate Professor, Division of Life Science

Research

  • Regulation of feeding behavior
  • Cellular Fat storage and mobilization
Kenny K Cheung

Kenny K Cheung

Associate Professor, Division of Life Science

Research

  • Molecular mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
  • Functional studies of genes that are linked to familial Parkinson’s disease
Hyokeun Park

Hyokeun Park

Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science and Department of Physics

Research

  • Single-molecule fluorescence imaging
  • Real-time nanometer-accuracy tracking of single molecules and organelles
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
Bik-Kwoon Yeung Tye

Bik-Kwoon Yeung Tye

Visiting Professor, Division of Life Science

Research

  • Regulation of DNA replication at replication origins and at replication forks
  • DNA replication occurs only once in each mitotic cell division cycle
Yusong Guo

Yusong Guo

Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science

Research

  • Molecular mechanism that regulates sorting of planar cell polarity signaling receptors at the trans Golgi network