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

1998 …2024

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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.
  • FHEA, HE Advance Fellow

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 Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Cell, Circulation Research, Cell Death and Disease, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, FASEB Journal, Journal of Proteome Research and Molecular Cell. Currently, she is an editorial board member for more than 10 international Journals.

Research Interests

Dr. Kwan is actively involved in developing multiple research platforms dedicated to investigating the roles of small extracellular vesicles (sEVs) in disease development, as well as exploring the intricate relationship between obesity and cancer. Additionally, she has made significant contributions in discovering innovative sEV-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, obesity, and related comorbid conditions. 


Dr. Kwan's remarkable achievements have been recognized through several prestigious awards. These include the 中华医学科技奖二等奖 (2020), the HKBU School Performance Award for Young Researcher (2019), as well as Travel Awards to various international conferences in 2015 and 2005. Furthermore, Dr. Kwan was one of the four finalists for the Young Scientist Awards (Life Science) presented by the Institute of Science, Hong Kong in 2005.




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