Minhui Su


College / University

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (exchange program)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular and cell biology, biochemistry



P.R. China

Lab Experience

Basic techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular genetics; acute hippocampal slices preparation; immunohistochemistry; molecular docking.

Projects / Research

  • 06/2012 – 07/2013: Reversing Aβ-induced synaptic dysfunction by inhibiting the signalling of a receptor tyrosine kinase and characterization of small molecule inhibitors of the RTK. Prof. Nancy Ip’s lab, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong
  • 08/2012: Identification of new components/regulators of the DNA-damage response using molecular genetics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Prof. Steve Jackson’s lab, Gurdon Institute, United Kingdom (Cambridge Science Summer School 2012)

Scholarships / Awards

2013 – 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2012 – 2013: HKSAR Government Scholarship
2010 – 2012: HKUST Scholarship Scheme for Continuing UG Students
2009 – 2010: Cheung On Tak Charity Foundation Scholarship


I am interested in a wide range of research topics, including chromatin biochemistry, molecular neuroscience, immunology, gene expression and signaling, etc. Although I am still exploring these topics in order to choose a focus, the beauty of biological systems and the logic and methodology of science always fascinate me. My goal is to contribute to research about mechanisms underlying human diseases and the development of treatment.