The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Megan Yi-Ping Ho is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Power Mechanical Engineering from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in USA. After her postdoctoral training with Duke University in USA, she started her independent career supported by a Young Elite Researcher Award from the Danish Council for Independent Research in the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University in Denmark. She is also a co-founder of two start-up companies, Zymonostics and vPCiR, both situated in Denmark and focused on enzyme-based diagnostics. She has received 15 academic honours and awards, published 48 peer-reviewed journal articles, 4 book chapters, 63 conference abstracts, 2 granted patents and 4 invention disclosures. The results that she presented have been recognized internationally by the American Society of Gene Therapy and Controlled Release Society. Her research focuses on the development of nanosensors and microfluidics as diagnostic tools to expand the capacity of disease detection.