School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Ge Lin is a full professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She also serves as Director of Joint Research Laboratory for Promoting Globalization of Traditional Chinese Medicines between Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences and CUHK. Lin has been working on both orthodox drugs and traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) herbs for many years, and has a long-standing interest in pharmaceutical research including 1) pharmacokinetics (DMPK); 2) pharmacology and mechanism of drug actions; 3) idiosyncratic adverse effect/toxicity; 4) herb-drug and herb-herb interactions; and 5) the globalization of TCM herbs. Having been trained in various disciplines, including Pharmacy (BSc), Natural Product Chemistry (MSc) and DMPK (PhD), her work on TCM focuses on integrating multidisciplinary studies for the identification of bioactive ingredients with confirmed bioavailability and verified PK fates, assessment of adverse effect/toxicity, quality control of TCM herbs and their beneficial interactions with drugs. She also works on translational research. One of her on-going research projects is to develop biomarkers for diagnosis and risk assessment of hepatotoxicity induced by pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA)-containing herbs and PA-contaminated foods. Her team is one of the world leading groups in this field and has been well recognized internationally.
Terms of Appointment: April 2018 - April 2020