Dr. Michael Huen is a HKUMed PhD graduate (Class of 2006), and was trained as an Anna Fuller Fund fellow at Yale University where he developed an interest for DNA repair processes. He took up an independent position as Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong in 2009, and joined the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences as Principal Investigator in 2010. Dr. Huen is currently Professor and Associate Director (Research and Innovation) of School of Biomedical Sciences. He also serves as Assistant Dean (Innovation and Technology) of LKS Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of the Early Career Award from University Grants Committee (Hong Kong), and has been merited with the Outstanding Young Researcher Award title from The University of Hong Kong. His team has published extensively in the DNA repair field in leading international journals, including Molecular Cell, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nucleic Acids Research and PNAS.
Dr. Huen is devoted in training the next generation of scientists. His trainees are recipients of the most prestigious prizes and scholarships, including the NSFC Young Scientist Fund, the AXA Research Fund, HK PhD Fellowship (HKPF), LKS Thesis Prize, Yu To Sang and Yu Shing Keung Memorial Fund Scholarship, Dr KP Stephen Chang Gold Medal, and YS and Christable Lung Postgraduate Scholarship.