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Yu Jun

Professor
Medicine and Therapeutics
Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
Hong Kong

Yu Jun

Biography

Jun YU is a professor in Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She completed her MD and PhD at Tongji Medical University and then she embarked on gastrointestinal specialist in Beijing University in 1994-1998, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Dresden, Germany, University of Magdeburg, Germany and CUHK, Hong Kong, respectively in 1998-2002. She worked as a Senior Research Officer at University of Sydney in 2003-2005. She has been a CUHK faculty member since 2005 and currently as a Professor at Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, director of the Research Laboratory of Institute of Digestive Disease, and associate director of State Key Laboratory of Digestive Disease, CUHK. She has published over 260 peer-reviewed papers (45 papers with impact factor > 10) and 7 book or book chapters particularly in the areas of gastrointestinal cancers. She has obtained 11 research-related prizes/awards including First-class of Ministry of Education (MOE) Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Natural science) (2010); First-class of MOE Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Scientific and Technological Progress Award) (2012); National Award for Science and Technology Progress 2012 (2012); First-class of MOE Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Natural science) (2014).

Research Interest

- Identification of the genomic and epigenomic alterations in relation to the mechanisms of pathogenesis and diagnostic biomarker of gastrointestinal cancers (gastric, colon and liver) - Non-alcohol steatohepatitis (NASH) in relation to the mechanisms of development of experimental steatohepatitis, and treatment response

Publications

  • Zhang X, Shen JY, Man K, Chu ESH, Yau TO, Sung JCY, Go MYY, Deng J, Lu LW, Wong VWS, Sung JJY, Farrell G, Yu J. Cxcl10 plays a key role as an inflammatory mediator and a non-invasive biomarker of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Journal of Hepatology 2014; 61: 1365-1375.

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