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Dr. Nancy K MAN is currently a Professor of Department of Surgery, LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. Her main research focus is in the area of liver graft injury and cancer recurrence after transplantation utilizing an integrated basic, clinical and translational approach. She has developed a series of novel animal models to mimic liver graft injury and cancer recurrence. She is the first to establish a rat orthotopic liver transplantation model using small-for-size graft in Hong Kong. These models have been extensively introduced into the investigation of liver transplantation. For example, the correlation between transient portal hypertension resulted from excessive portal flow and hepatic sinusoidal damage of small-for-size liver graft was first revealed in animal model she established and the finding was subsequently validated in a series of her clinical studies. The further studies for the mechanism of graft injury and novel treatments were also conducted in animal models she established. She is first to report the significance of small-for-size liver graft injury on tumor recurrence after transplantation in the world and further to explore the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory response in acute phase and tumor invasiveness in late phase. She and her team is also first to uncover the precise mechanism of marginal liver graft injury in their novel rat models of liver transplantation using small-for-size fatty grafts. In parallel, she has focused on the molecular mechanisms involved inflammation and cancer progression, together with the development of novel therapies for cancer metastasis. In addition, she has also established the research platform for in vivo small animal imaging modalities, which are widely applied in various research fields in the Faculty. Prof Man is currently the Regional Associate Editor (Asia) of Transplantation and Associate Editor of Liver Transplantation. She is also the member of the Basic Science Committee of Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) as well as The Transplantation Society (TTS), Chairperson of ILTS Scholarship Committee, member of ILTS Education Committee, Founder member of Women Leaders in Transplantation (WLIL), International Mentor of WLIL and a Key Opinion Leader of TTS. She has published more than 100 original articles in international journals including Annals of Surgery, American Journal of Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Journal of Hepatology, Hepatology and Gastroenterology etc with H index 30 (total citation > 4600). She and her research team have obtained more than 25 international awards including numerous "Rising Star Awards", "Young Investigator Awards" in annual congress of ILTS, and "Mentee-Mentor Basic Science Awards" In TTS meetings over the past 7 years.