International Scientific Advisory Board | MWLC

An international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consisting of five internationally respected scientists with expertise relevant to MWLC was established in 2018. Its function is to provide expert, non-binding advice to make better strategic decisions fundamental to accomplishing the mission of MWLC. In November 2019, the first SAB evaluation meeting was conducted in Hong Kong. SAB members had in-depth discussions with our researchers and gave recommendations on the future scientific direction.

Prof Eero Castrén (Chair)

Academy Professor, Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki


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Prof Karl Deisseroth

D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Bioengineering 
Stanford University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


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Prof Tak Wah Mak

Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology
University of Toronto

Director, The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


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Prof Lee L. Rubin

Professor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Executive Committee Member and Program Leader, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard University


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Prof Fiona M. Watt

Director, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London


Executive Chair, Medical Research Council



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Molly Yang