Randy Y.C. Poon

Current positions:

Chair Professor

Division of Life Science

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology



State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience



Past positions:

Director (2009-18)

Center for Cancer Research


Founding Director (2009-18)

Biosciences Central Research Facility


Professor (2007-16)

Division of Life Science, HKUST


Associate Professor (2001-07)

Department of Biochemistry, HKUST


Assistant Professor (1996-2001)

Department of Biochemistry, HKUST


Education and training:

Postdoctoral Fellow (International Human Frontier Science Program and

the European Molecular Biology Organisation)

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA

with Dr Tony Hunter, FRS


PhD  Biochemistry

St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, and Cancer Research UK

with Dr Tim Hunt, FRS (Nobel Laureate 2001)


MA  Natural Sciences

St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK


Tonbridge School, UK


Croucher Foundation Senior Fellowship Award (2020)

UICC Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Fellowship (2004)

Croucher Foundation Senior Fellowship Award (2002)

School of Science Teaching Award (2000)

The Dan Charitable Trust Fund International Fellowship (1997)

International Human Frontier Science Program Long-Term Fellowship (1995-97)

European Molecular Biology Organisation Long-Term Fellowship (1994-95)

Imperial Cancer Research Fund Research Studentship (1991-94)

University of Cambridge Overseas Research Student Awards (1990-94)

Tonbridge School Judde Scholarship (1986)

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