Alternative & Integrative Medicine

ISSN: 2327-5162

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Vera Sau-Fong CHAN

Vera Sau-Fong CHAN

Vera Sau-Fong CHAN
Assistant Professor
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Dr. Vera SF Chan is a cellular immunologist. In receiving the Croucher Foundation Scholarship, She obtained her PhD training in the area of T cell immunology in autoimmunity at the University of Oxford, UK.  Dr. Chan then continued post-doctoral training to study T cell activation and tolerance mechanisms in autoimmunity at the Ontario Cancer Institute, University of Toronto with the support of the Croucher Foundation Fellowship. In 2006, she was recruited as a Lecturer at Imperial College London, UK and in 2010, she re-joined her alma mater in Department of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong. Over the years, Dr. Chan has broadened her research interest in innate receptors, specifically in the role of the C-type lectin pathogen receptors DC-SIGN and L-SIGN in infectious diseases.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, with the research focus on the cellular immuno-dysregulation in lupus pathogenesis and innate receptor immunology.

Research Interest

Innate receptors in autoimmunity: understanding the interactions of C-type lectin receptors and Toll-like receptors and their roles in autoimmune diseases
Mechanistic studies on cellular immuno-dysregulation in SLE
Development of  humanized-mouse models for autoimmune diseases pathogenesis study and for testing new therapeutics
Development of immuno-therapeutics for treatment of SLE

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