Prof. HUANG Yu (黃聿)

MPhil & PhD (University of Cambridge)

BSc (Fudan University Shanghai Medical School)

Visiting address
TYB-1A-108
Phone: +852 34427746

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Biography

Prof. Yu Huang is currently the Chair Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Vascular Biology and the Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences. He obtained his BSC from Fudan University Shanghai Medical College and PhD from University of Cambridge. Before joining the CityU in September 2021, he was the Professor of Biomedical Sciences and the founding Director (Basic Sciences) of Heart and Vascular Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Huang was the past President of Asian Society for Vascular Biology (2010–2018) and the past Vice-President for both Chinese Society for Vascular Medicine (2015–2021). He is currently the Vice-President for the Chinese Section of International Society for Heart Research (2016–). He is also the elected Fellow of the International Society for Heart Research (2019), and received the 2020 Hong Kong Research Grants Council – Senior Research Fellow Award.

Prof. Huang serves as the Grant Review Panel Member for Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Government’s Health and Medical Research Fund, Natural Science Foundation of China, and The University of Macau Multi-Year Research Grant. He has so far served (past and present) as the editor, guest editor, associate editor, and editorial board member for 18 SCI-indexed journals including British Journal of Pharmacology (editor) and Circulation Research (associate editor). He has reviewed grant proposals for 27 granting agencies of 12 countries and regions. He is also the visiting or guest professor of 11 universities and institutes.

The research focus of Huang’s team is to elucidate cellular and molecular events in initiation and progression of endothelial cell dysfunction in hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, to uncover novel biomarkers for vascular pathogenesis, and to develop venues to reverse vascular dysfunction in animal models of cardio-metabolic disorders. He has co-authored 465 peer-reviewed publications in SCI-indexed journals including NatureScienceCell MetabolismCirculation ResearchEuropean Heart JournalPNASDiabetesHypertensionATVBStroke with 29237 Google scholar citations (h-index of 88).

Prof. Huang received 2020 Wuxi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Award – The Scholar Award (2020年度藥明康德生命化學研究獎學者獎), Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (first-class award in 2019, 2019年度高等學校科學研究优秀成果獎 – 自然科學一等獎, second-class awards in 2017 and 2012), 2017及2012年度高等學校科學研究优秀成果獎 – 自然科學二等獎, Ministry of Education, China, The State Natural Science Award (second-class award in 2015, 2015年度國家自然科學獎二等獎), China; The Croucher Award – Croucher Senior Research Fellowship in 2014. He was also the recipient of The Asian Lecture on Vascular Biology, Shanghai (2018), The Robert F. Furchgott Lecture, Zurich (2013), and The Office of Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2007).

Qualifications/Experiences

  • Shanghai First Medical College, CHINA (Fudan University Shanghai Medical College since 2002)
    Degree awarded (1983): Bachelor of Science
  • Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Degree awarded (1985): Master of Philosophy
  • Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Degree awarded (1988): Doctor of Philosophy
  • American Heart Association Post-doctoral Research Fellow Vermont-affiliated (1988–1991), Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont, USA
  • Post-doctoral Research Physiologist (1991–1993), Department of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Research Interests/Areas

  • Endothelial and Metabolic Dysfunction, and Novel Biomarkers in Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Estrogen Deficiency
  • Endothelium-derived Factors in the Regulation of Vascular Tone
  • Adipose Tissue Regulation of Vascular Function in Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension
  • Ischemic Stroke and Neuronal Damage
  • Diabetic Kidney Dysfunction
  • Pharmacological Characterization of New Anti-diabetic and Anti-hypertensive Drugs. Hypotensive and antioxidant Actions of Biologically Active Components of Traditional Chinese Herbs and Natural Plants

Affiliations

  • Senior Research Fellow, Hong Kong Research Grants Council
    (香港研究資助局高級研究學者獎, 2020)
  • Fellow, International Society for Heart Research (2019)
  • Croucher Senior Research Fellow
    (裘槎基金會裘槎優秀科研者獎, 2014)
  • Associate Editor, Circulation Research (American Heart Association)
  • Editor, British Journal of Pharmacology (British Pharmacological Society)
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Life Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2021–)

Prizes/Honours

  • The Member of the Scientific Committee, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease (心血管疾病國家重點實驗室學術委員會委員, April 2022-)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, Chinese Society for Vascular Medicine, Chinese Association of Pathyphysiology (中國病理生理學會血管醫學專業委員會傑出貢獻獎), 3 July 2021
  • 2020 Wuxi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Award – The Scholar Award (2020年度藥明康德生命化學研究獎學者獎)
  • 2020–2021 Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Senior Research Fellow Award (2020 – 2021年度香港研究資助局高級研究學者獎)
  • 2019 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (first-class award), The Ministry of Education, People Republic of China (2019年度高等學校科學研究优秀成果獎 – 自然科學一等獎)
  • UM Macao Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Macau (2019)
  • The elected Fellow of the International Society for Heart Research (ishr, 2019)
  • The Member of the Committee of Experts on National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases (中國國家心血管專家委員會委員) (Sept 2019 -)
  • The 9th Asian Lecture on Vascular Biology at 8th Scientific Meeting of Asian Society for Vascular Biology, Shanghai, 3 November 2018
  • 2017 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (second-class award), Ministry of Education, People Republic of China (2017年度高等學校科學研究优秀成果獎 – 自然科學二等獎, 2018)
  • Research Excellence Award 2016–2017, Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大學研究卓越獎, 2017)
  • Second-class Award, The State Natural Science Award, China (中國國家自然科學獎二等獎, 2015)
  • Croucher Senior Research Fellowship Award (2014), Hong Kong Croucher Foundation (裘槎優秀科研者獎, 2014, 香港裘槎基金會)
  • The Robert F. Furchgott Lecture at the MOVD 2013 (11th International Symposium on Mechanisms of Vasodilatation), Zurich, Switzerland (4th October 2013)
  • First-class Award, The Natural Science Award, Chongqing Municipality Government (中國重慶市科學技術獎 – 自然科學獎一等獎, April 2013)
  • Research Excellence Award 2011–2012, Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大學研究卓越獎, 2012)
  • 2011 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (second-class award), Ministry of Education, People Republic of China (2011年度高等學校科學研究优秀成果獎 – 自然科學二等獎, 2012)
  • The Office of Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture at National University of Singapore (26 April 2007)
  • Visiting or Distinguished Professorship for Fudan University Shanghai Medical College (2005); Xi’an Jiaotong University Medical Centre (2005); Center of Medical Sciences, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital (2006); Shanghai Jiaotong University Medical College (2007); Jinan University (2008–); Peking University, School of Basic Medical Sciences (2010); Third Military Medical University (2010); Shanghai TCM University affiliated Longhua Hospital (2011); Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung & Blood Vessel Diseases (2017). Member of Scientific Committee, Shanghai City Vascular Biology Key Laboratory (2007);
  • Visiting Professorship under Academic Icon Porgramme, University of Malaya (2012 – 2016)