Cheung Laboratory

Division of Life Science
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Research Interests

The main research interest of the Cheung Laboratory is the study of adult stem cells and understanding the underlying signaling pathways that regulate stem cell quiescence and stem cell-mediated tissue regeneration at the transcriptomic, epigenetic, and proteomic levels. The Cheung Laboratory specializes in using murine models to study one type of adult stem cell, the muscle stem cell, which is important in maintaining skeletal muscle homeostasis. By better understanding how adult stem cells function, we can also study how these cells are affected under pathological conditions or during aging, enabling the identification of novel therapeutic targets to treat muscle and aging-associated disorders. The Cheung Laboratory is part of the Center for Stem Cell Research and the Division of Life Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Stem Cell Quiescence

Quiescence is a reversible G0 state, important in preserving stem cell potency and their functions
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Muscle Regeneration

Muscle stem cells are responsible for muscle repair
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Stem Cell Aging

With aging, stem cell functions decline leading to a loss of tissue homeostasis
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