Kam-Ming Ko, PhD

Division of Life Science,The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Kam-Ming Ko is currently Professor in the Division of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he went on to Canada and obtained his PhD in pharmacology at the University of British Columbia in 1990. Since then Dr Ko returned to Hong Kong to pursue his research work on Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Ko researches on the antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties in Chinese tonic herbs in establishing their scientific basis in terms of modern medicine, and has so far edited three books and published more than 200 scientific papers and book chapters on related topics. Dr. Ko is also a pioneer in developing proprietary Chinese herb-based health products and skincare products in Hong Kong.

Research expertise: Antioxidant mechanism(s) of Chinese tonic herbs with focus on the regulation of cellular glutathione redox status; the Pharmacological basis of Yang/Qi-invigoration in Chinese medicine

Terms of Appointment: June 2018 - June 2020