Dr. MOK Mo Yin Temy (莫慕賢)

MBBS (HKU), MD (HKU), FHKCP, FHKAM (Rheumatology), FRCP (Edin, Glasg), FRCPA (Immunology)

Visiting address
TYB-1A-102
Phone: +852 34422714

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Biography

Dr Mok graduated with her MBBS from the University of Hong Kong in 1992. She trained in rheumatology at the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong from 1996–1999. She obtained Croucher Foundation scholarship to pursue clinical and laboratory training on systemic lupus erythematosus under supervision of Prof. David Isenberg at the Bloomsbury rheumatology unit of the University College London in 1998/1999. She became fellow in rheumatology and advanced internal medicine at the Hong Kong College of Physicians and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 1999/2000. From 2001–2007, she enrolled in part-time training in Immunology under the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and obtained her fellowship in 2007. In the same year, she joined the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong as clinical assistant professor. Her MD research thesis was awarded by the University of Hong Kong in 2011. She was visiting scholar at the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, and the Centre for Autoimmunity and Musculoskeletal diseases, The Feinstein Institute for Research, New York from 2011–2012. She is promoted to associate professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the City University of Hong Kong in August 2016. She has over 90 peer-reviewed research articles and has supervised 7 research postgraduate students. She is associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. She is council member and convenor of the scientific committee of the Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation. She also serves as adviser for the Hong Kong Society of Rehabilitation and many local rheumatology patient self-help groups.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Autoimmune and rheumatic diseases
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Murine lupus
  • Innate immunity
  • Biomarker         

Dr Mok’s research interests include:

  • Pathogenesis and immunotherapy of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with focus on the role of dendritic cells and inflammatory cytokines
  • Neuropsychiatric manifestations of SLE
  • Immunogenetics and biomarkers for clinical manifestations of rheumatic diseases