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Dr. Owen H KO

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Head of Translational Neuroscience Unit, Division of Neurology
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics & School of Biomedical Sciences
Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Department of Psychiatry
Associate Faculty Member, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Director, Margaret K.L. Cheung Research Centre for Management of Parkinsonism
Executive Committee Member and Principal Investigator, Gerald Choa Neuroscience Center
Principal Investigator, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
Academic and Professional Qualifications
BMedSc, MB ChB (CUHK), PhD (UCL)
Contact Information

Tel.: (852) 2674 7866

Biography

Dr Ko holds Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci, 1st class) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from CUHK. He pursued PhD in neuroscience under the supervision of Professor Thomas Mrsic-Flogel at University College London in the UK and won the runner-up award of the 2014 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology based on his PhD works.

Dr Ko serves as a principal investigator at the Gerald Choa Neuroscience Center and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Leading a team with expertise in biology, chemistry and engineering, his research works focus on (i) the principles by which neural circuits mediate sensory perception and behavior, (ii) neurovascular and glial dysfunction in neurodegeneration, and (iii) the development of novel neuroimaging tools.

Dr. Owen H KO

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Head of Translational Neuroscience Unit, Division of Neurology
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics & School of Biomedical Sciences
Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Department of Psychiatry
Associate Faculty Member, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Director, Margaret K.L. Cheung Research Centre for Management of Parkinsonism
Executive Committee Member and Principal Investigator, Gerald Choa Neuroscience Center
Principal Investigator, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
Research Interests
  • Neural circuitry mechanisms of sensory perception and behavior
  • Neurovascular and glial dysfunction in neurodegeneration
  • Neuroimaging tools / techniques
Honorary Appointments in Other Professional Activities
  • Chief medical advisor, Master Dynamic Limited
  • Scientific assessment committee member, Aptorum Group Limited
  • Scientific advisor, Videns Life Sciences
Awards
  • Croucher Innovation Award, Croucher Foundation (2020)
  • Faculty Innovation Award (Clinical Lecturer Scheme), CUHK (2017)
  • Runner-up, Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology (2014)
  • Dean's Outstanding Research Award, CUHK (2014)
  • CUHK Convocation Outstanding Creativity Award for the Natural Sciences (2014)
  • Overseas Research Scholarship, Higher Education Funding Council for England (2008 - 2011)
  • PhD Scholarship, UCL (2008 - 2011)
  • Dean's Award in Intercalated Medical Sciences, CUHK (2008)
  • Dean's Outstanding Academic Award in Integrated Medical Sciences, CUHK (2007)
  • Outstanding Performance Award in Clinical Skills, CUHK (2007)
  • Distinction in the First Professional Examination, CUHK (2006)
  • Outstanding Musculoskeletal Panel Prize, CUHK (2006)
  • Excellent Performance Award, Enrichment Programme for Young Mathematics Talents, CUHK (2005)
  • Honorable Mention, Hang Lung Mathematics Award (2004)
Selected Publications