Chun-Yue Geoffrey Lau 劉俊宇, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Sciences
City University of Hong Kong
To Yuen Building, Room 1B-203
31 To Yuen St
T: +852 3442 4345
F: +852 3442 0549
Random walks around the globe have taken Geoff from Hong Kong to Auckland to New York and then Boston/Cambridge. In 2007, Geoff received his PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, under the guidance of Suzanne Zukin and Michael Bennett. His postdoctoral research with Venki Murthy at Harvard focused on the role of inhibitory circuits in cortical information processing. Geoff is a recipient of a 2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Award. Outside of the lab, Geoff delves into the martial arts and photography. Geoff is now a principal investigator at City University of Hong Kong.
2007 Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY.
2004 M.S. in Biomed. Sci., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY.
2004 Neural Systems and Behavior, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.
2001 B. Technology in Biomed. Sci. (First Class Honors), Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand.
2016 - Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong.
2008 - 16 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Advisor: Venkatesh N. Murthy, Ph.D.
2007 - 08 Research Associate, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY.
Advisors: R. Suzanne Zukin, Ph.D. and Michael V. L. Bennett, D.Phil.
Honors and awards
2022 Co-Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Neuroplasticity of Sensory Systems
2018 Session Chair, International Alzheimer's Disease Conference, HK.
2016 – Associate Editor, Bio-protocol
2014 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard.
2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Award.
2005 Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for Neuroscience Chapters.
2004 Scholarship, Grass Foundation and City University of New York to attend the Neural Systems and Behavior Course, Marine Biological Laboratory.
2002 Honors, Neuropharmacology Course, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
2000 – 2001 Summer studentship, Univ. of Auckland.
1999 – 2000 Summer studentship, Univ. of Auckland.
1997 Excellence, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Auckland.
1997 Distinction, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Auckland.
1996 New Zealand team member, 28th International Chemistry Olympiad, Moscow, Russia.