Wing Ming Keung, Ph.D., graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1972 with a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry. He then obtained his Master's degree at the same institution and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1980. He spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and then returned to The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a lecturer of biochemistry. In 1987, he rejoined Harvard Medical School's Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences and Medicine as a Senior Research Scientist and has since led the Center's alcohol research program in search of the underlying mechanism that controls/regulates alcohol drinking and novel pharmacological treatments for alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Dr Keung has presented numerous lectures at national and international meetings including the Nobel Symposium at Karolinska Institute and the European Society on Biochemical Research on Alcoholism. He is author of more than 60 research papers and patents. The focus of his current research is on daidzin, the active principle he isolated and identified from a Chinese medicine (Pueraria lobata) traditionally used for the treatment of "alcohol addiction."
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