How does a day in the life of a biologist who studies cancer look like? Let’s find out in this point of view record of a cancer cell biologist in Hong Kong. How are cancer cells grown in the laboratory, how do they function and help advance scientific knowledge for cancer therapy? Get a chance to see the cancer cells up close under the microscope. Come and see for yourself the mysterious killer.
The SMA Lab is the laboratory of Dr Stephanie Ma. Dr Ma is an Associate Professor as well as the Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange and Global in the School of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. The SMA Lab is interested in understanding the general mechanism of tumourigenesis and developing strategies to prevent cancer through understanding a subpopulation of cells in the tumour called cancer stem cells, that is associated with the unfavourable outcome of the disease.
The SMA Lab is actively engaged in public and school outreach such as Croucher Science Week 2018 – 2021, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2020 – 2021, Hong Kong Gifted Apprentice Programme 2018 and media communications, etc.
Special thanks to PhD students Jane Loong Ho Chun and Matthew Wong Tsz Lam of the SMA Lab for their contribution to Croucher Science Week 2021.
- 20 Jan 2021
- 06 Jan 2021
Dr Alice Wong is currently a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. Alice’s group endeavours to unravel the precise mechanism of cell adhesion dynamics pertinent to the growth and spread of cancer, aiming at providing insights for the development of efficacious new therapies. She is a passionate researcher and teacher with a love to share science through interactive and hands-on activities.
黃思齊教授 Croucher Scholars 裘槎科學家 HKU 香港大學
Dr Stephanie Ma is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. She obtained her BSc and MSc at The University of British Columbia, Canada and her PhD at The University of Hong Kong. Stephanie‘s research interest focuses on identifying stemness vulnerabilities in cancer, which is now widely accepted as a tumour’s sweet-spot, driving cancer relapse and therapy resistance. Through her increasing participation in various outreach activities, one of her new-found interest is to share her enthusiasm and passion for cancer research by communicating science to the wider public, inspiring the next generation of scientists and demonstrating that science is fun and for everyone.
馬桂宜博士 Croucher Scholars 裘槎科學家 HKU 香港大學
- 25 Aug 2018