Dr. Brian Kot is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences.
Brian is a registered diagnostic radiographer and veterinary imaging clinician. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Radiography, and subsequently his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Diagnostic Imaging, from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) under the supervision of Dr. Fiona Brook (Principal Investigator of first successful dolphin artificial insemination project worldwide) and Dr. Michael Ying, in 2005 and 2010 respectively. He furthered his study on postmortem radiology with Prof. Michael Thali and his team in 2016 at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Zurich, where he completed his certificate course in virtopsy.
Brian is currently affiliated with City University of Hong Kong, holding a joint-appointment by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution and the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, with particular interest in diagnostic imaging and conservation biology in aquatic animals. Brian’s team applies diagnostic imaging on captive aquatic animals for health assessment, as well as virtopsy routinely to stranded cetaceans in Hong Kong and adjacent waters, aiming to supplement conventional necropsy procedures for biological health and profile investigation.