Dr. Katy Koon

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Position Assistant Lecturer
Office Room 101, Li Wai Chun Building, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tel. (852) 3943 3506
Fax. (852) 3942 0941
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Resume (Education and Working Experience)


  1. 2004 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science, HKBU
  2. 2009 Doctor of Philosophy (Biology), HKBU
  3. 2013 Graduate Certificate in Chinese Medicine (Oncology), HKU SPACE
  4. 2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Medicine (Clinical Gynaecology), HKU SPACE

Working Experience:

  1. 2004 - present Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Hong Kong)
  2. 2008 - 2010 Research Assistant, Faculty of Science, HKBU
  3. 2010 - 2013 Research Associate, Biotechnology Research Institute, HKUST
  4. 2013 - 2017 Teaching Assistant, School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK
  5. 2017 - present Assistant Lecturer, School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK

Research Interest:

  1. Theoretical and clinical studies on Gynaecology, Oncology in Chinese medicine.
  2. Evaluation of therapeutic effects of Chinese herbal medicine in tumours, neurodegenerative and gynaecological diseases.

Selected Publications:

  1. Ye, S., Koon, H.K., Fan, W., Xu, Y., Wei W., Xu C. and Cai J. (2017) Effect of a Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulation on Cell Survival and Apoptosis of MPP+-Treated MES 23.5 Dopaminergic Cells. Parkinson's Disease. Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4764212, 10 pages.
  2. Mak, K.Y., Li, L., Wong, C.M., Ng, S.M., Leung, C.W., Shi, J., Koon, H.K., Chen, X., Mak, C.S.K., Chan, M.M. and Pong, P.W.T. (2013) Quantitative analysis of hepatic cell morphology and migration in response to nanoporous and microgrooved surface structures. Microelectron. Eng. 111, 396-403.
  3. Li, L., Mak, K.Y., Shi, J., Koon, H.K., Leung, C.H., Wong, C.M., Leung, C.W., Mak, C.S., Chan, N.M., Zhong, W., Lin, K.W., Wu, E.X. and Pong, P.W. (2012) Comparative in vitro cytotoxicity study on uncoated magnetic nanoparticles: effects on cell viability, cell morphology, and cellular uptake. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 12, 9010-9017.
  4. Koon, H.K., Lo, K.W., Leung, K.N., Lung, M.L., Chang, C.K.C., Wong, R.N.S., Leung, W.N. and Mak, N.K. (2010) Photodynamic therapy-mediated modulation of inflammatory cytokine production by Epstein Barr virus infected nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells. Cell. Mol. Immunol. 7, 323-326.
  5. Koon, H.K., Chan,P.S., Wu, Z.G., Wong, R.N.S., Lung, M.L., Chang,C.K., and Mak,N.K. (2010) Role of mitogen-activated protein kinase in Zn-BC-AM PDT-induced apoptosis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells. Cell.Biochem.Funct. 28, 239-248.
  6. Koon, H.K., Chan, P.S., Wong, R.N.S., Wu, Z.G., Lung, M.L., Chang, C.K., and Mak, N.K. (2009) Targeted inhibition of the EGFR pathways enhances Zn-BC-AM PDT-induced apoptosis in well-differentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells. J.Cell.Biochem. 108, 1356-1363.

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