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To develop sEVs based therapeutic approach for cancer and obesity treatments.


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Personal profile

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Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Biology, Hong Kong University.
  • PhD degree in Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Postdoctoral training, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
  • MA degree in Language Studies, The City University of Hong Kong.

Research Works

Dr. Kwan has published over 100 research papers, review articles, editorials, and book chapter in the areas of oncology, obesity, nutrition, and vascular biology in prestigious journals like Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Circulation Research, Cell Death and Disease, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, FASEB Journal, Journal of Proteome Research, Molecular Cell, Nature Communication and Cell. Currently, she is an editorial board member for more than 10 international Journals.

Research Interests

Dr. Kwan develops various research platforms to study the roles of small extracellular vesicles (sEVs) in disease development, and the interplay between obesity and cancer. She also discovers novel sEV-based therapeutics to treat cancer, obesity and its comorbid conditions.



  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Exosomes
  • Medicinal Herbs