Dr. CHAN Wai Yan Kannie (陳葦恩)

BSc(HKU), PhD(HKU)

Visiting address
YEUNG-P7723
Phone: +852 34429141

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Biography

Dr. Chan received her BSc and PhD degrees from The University of Hong Kong. She conducted post-doctoral research in biomaterials and medical imaging with a focus on MRI at Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010, and became the Assistant Professor in 2014. She joined The City University of Hong Kong in 2016. Her research focuses on the development of biomaterials and imaging techniques to facilitate the clinical translation of cell therapy and cancer therapy. This includes the use of an emerging MRI contrast mechanism for molecular imaging, which is known as chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST). She published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, including the cover article in Nature Materials.

Research Interests/Areas

  • MRI, CEST-MRI
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanosensors for cellular imaging
  • Hydrogel and its neural applications