Professor Nancy IP Yuk-yu

Professor Ip is currently The Morningside Professor of Life Science and the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She received her PhD degree in Pharmacology from Harvard University, after which she held the position of Senior Staff Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in New York. Since joining HKUST in 1993, she has served as the Vice-President for Research and Development, Dean of Science, Director of the Biotechnology Research Institute, and Head of the Department of Biochemistry.


Professor Ip is world-renowned for her significant contributions to the field of neuroscience. Her outstanding research has resulted in 324 scientific papers and 70 patents. She has been elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences, and received numerous awards and honours including the National Natural Science Awards, the L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science Award and the 10 Science Stars of China by Nature. She currently serves as a Member of the Leadership Group of the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative, and was also an elected Councilor for the Society for Neuroscience and the Senior Editor of the Journal of Neuroscience.