About the Project
Dr Stephanie Ma obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 2000 and 2003, respectively. She then graduated with a Ph.D. degree in 2007 from The University of Hong Kong with an outstanding ranking and was awarded the Li Ka Shing Prize for the Best PhD Thesis of that year. Since then, she has been working at HKU where she is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr Ma's research interest is on exploiting stemness as a cancer cell vulnerability. According to the ISI Essential Science Indicator, Dr Ma is currently listed as the top 1% of most cited scholars under the category of 'clinical medicine' and 'all fields'. She is also the recipient of the 2008 Young Scientist Award in Life Sciences from the Hong Kong Institution of Science, the 2012-13 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from HKU, the 2014 Croucher Innovation Award, the 2014 Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Awards (Second-class Award in Science and Technology Section) from the Higher Education Institution of China, the 2017 University of British Columbia Alumni Builder Award (Canada) as well as the 2018 Ton Duc Thang University Scientific Prize - Rising Star Award (Vietnam). Dr Ma is also recently elected as a Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences.
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