Professor Chan is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice President and Li Ka Shing Professor of Biomedical Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He obtained his BSc (Hon. 1st Class) in Chemistry from CUHK in 1974 and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Florida in 1977.
In June 2009, Professor Chan established CUHK’s School of Biomedical Sciences and served as the Founding Director and Chair Professor of Biomedical Sciences. He was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice President of CUHK in August 2018.
Professor Chan is very active in the scientific community, both locally and internationally. He has served as President of the Association of Chinese Geneticists in America and a Member of the Development Committee of the Society for the Study of Reproduction in the US. Besides being a Director of the Board of the Hong Kong Genome Institute, he is also the President of Hong Kong Institution of Science, Council Member of the Shaw Prize Foundation, a Member of the Hospital Authority, and a Specialist for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.