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Dr. LAU Sin Nga, Ann

Dr. LAU Sin Nga, Ann

Assistant Dean (Education)

Principal Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences

CUHK Employment
  • Assistant Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine
  • Associate Director (Undergraduate Education), School of Biomedical Sciences 
  • Co-Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics
  • Principal Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences 


  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Bioethics


Education & Qualifications

BSc (HKU), PhD (HKU)


Paedagogical Interests
  • Smart teaching 
  • Application of virtual reality (VR) in teaching and learning
  • The effects of teaching & learning approaches on learner’s behaviours
  • Assessment of, for and as learning

Additional Information


Award & Honour

  • Faculty Education Award, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2019

Professional Service

  • Treasurer, The Hong Kong Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Academic Engagement in CUHK

  • Director, BSc in Biomedical Sciences Programme
  • Chairman, Preclinical Education Committee
  • Member, Year 1 Committee, MBChB Programme
  • Mentor, MBChB Programme and Global Physician-Leadership Stream (GPS)
  • Honorary Curriculum Consultant, CUHK Program for the Gifted and Talented
Selected Publications


ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6388-4988


  1. Tang MK, Lee MFR, Cheng KK, Szeto HL, Choi FWT, Cheung JCT, Ngan MY, Lau ASN. A Simulation Design of Immersive Virtual Reality for Animal Handling Training to Junior Biomedical Sciences Undergraduates. Frontiers in Education. (2021, Accepted)
  2. Sin Nga Ann LAU, Wai Yee CHAN. "Human Resources Issues - STEM Education in Hong Kong".  <Biotechnology in Hong Kong> Albert Wai Kit Chan vol.3 197 222 pgs. United States China Intellectual Property Institute Inc., 2018.  (Book chapter)
  3. Xu WM, Chen J, Chen H, Daio RY, Dong JD. Sun TT, Chen WY, Yu MK, Zhang XH, Tsang LL, Lau A, Fok KL, Shi QX, Shi QH, Huang PB, Chan HC. 2010. Defective CFTR-dependent CREB activation results in impaired spermatogenesis and azoospermia. PLoS One. 6(5):e19120.
  4. Mruk DD and Lau ASN. 2009. RAB13 Participates in ectoplasmic specialization dynamics in the rat testis.  Biol. Reprod. 80(3):590-601.
  5. Mruk DD, Lau ASN, Sarkar O and Xia W. 2007. Rab4A GTPase - catenin interactions are involved in cell junction dynamics in the testis. J. Androl. 28(5):742-754.
  6. Mruk DD, Lau ASN and Conway AM. 2005. Crosstalk between Rab GTPases and cell junctions.  Contraception. 72(4): 280-290.
  7. Mruk DD, Siu MKY, Conway AM, Lee NPY, Lau ASN and Cheng CY. 2003. Role of metalloprotease-1 in junction dynamics in the testis.  J. Androl. 24(4):510-523.
  8. Lau ASN and Mruk DD. 2003. Rab8B GTPase and junction dynamics in the testis.  Endocrinology. 144(4):1549-1563.