SRIC Faculty

Karl Herrup

Karl Herrup

director
Chair Professor and Head, 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

Research

  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Laser cooling and trapping
  • Bioimaging
Michael M T Loy

Michael M T Loy

Professor emeritus, Department of Physics

Research

  • Super-resolution optical microscopy for live cell imaging
  • Nonlinear optical propagation effects
  • Two-photon coherent transients
  • Nonlinear second harmonic optical studies of surfaces
  • State-selective studies of molecule-surface interactions
  • Ultrafast dynamics induced by femtosecond laser pulses
Nancy IP

Nancy Ip

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

Research

  • Neural development and circuit assembly
  • Ynaptic plasticity and memory formation
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
Yan Yan

Yan Yan

Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science

Research

  • Mechanical regulation of the Hippo pathway
  • Molecular and cellular basis of cell delamination
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
Jianwei Sun

Jianwei Sun

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Research

  • Asymmetric nucleophilic catalysis (e.g., N-heterocyclic carbenes, chiral amines)
  • Brønsted acid catalysis (e.g., chiral phosphoric acids)
  • Lewis acid catalysis
  • Synthesis of biologically active compounds and light-harvesting materials
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
Amy Fu

Amy Fu

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science
Yuanliang Zhai

Yuanliang Zhai

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science

Research

  • Regulation of eukaryotic DNA replication
  • Genome organization
  • Chromosome dynamics