Laboratory Team

All technicians in CRYOLIFE laboratory team are registered medical laboratory technologist authorized by Supplementary Medical Professions Council of Hong Kong with over 5 years experience in laboratory operation.




Dr Samantha SW Shan | Laboratory Director of CRYOLIFE
PhD in AnatomyThe Chinese University of Hong Kong

Apart from ensuring smooth operation and provision of quality laboratory services, Dr. Shan is also responsible for enhancing the service of the cord blood bank and product of CRYOLIFE. She devotes herself to form collaborations with local and overseas academic and clinical researchers to further explore the potential clinical applications of umbilical cord blood and stem cells.


Academic Background
Doctoral of Philosophy (Anatomy) The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master of Philosophy (Biochemistry) The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) 2nd Upper Class Hon. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Sze Wan Shan, Ling Fang, Tatiana Shatseva, Zina Jeyapalan, Wei-Yang Lu, Jim W. Xuan, Zhaoqun Deng, and Burton B. Yang. (2011) Mature MiR-17 and Passenger miR-17* Synergically Induce Fatty Liver and Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Targeting PTEN, GalNT7, and Vimentin in Different Signal Pathways. Cell (under revision)
  • William Weidong Du, Burton B. Yang, Sze Wan Shan, Bing L. Yang, Zhaoqun Deng, Zina Jeyapalan, Daniel Y. Lee, Tatiana A. Shatseva, Arun Seth, Albert J. Yee. (2011) Characterization of versican G3 domain in modulating breast cancer cell apoptosis: a potential mechanism for breast cancer cell resistance or sensitivity to chemotherapy and EGFR targeting therapy. PLoS ONE (submitted)
  • Hengli Zhang, Chun Lung Wong, Sze Wan Shan, King Kit Li, Angela K. Cheng, Kam Len Lee, Jeremy A. Guggenheim, Jian Ge, Chi Ho To, Chi Wai Do. (2011) Characterization of Cl- transporter and channels in normal and experimentally-induced myopic chick eyes. Clinical and Experimental Optometry (accepted)
  • William Weidong Du, Burton B Yang, Tatiana A Shatseva, Bing L Yang, Zhaoqun Deng, Sze Wan Shan, Daniel Y Lee, Arun Seth and Albert J Yee. (2010) Versican G3 Promotes Mouse Mammary Tumor Cell Growth, Migration, and Metastasis by Influencing EGF Receptor Signaling. PLoS ONE  5 (11): e13828
  • Ling Fang, Zhaoqun Deng, Tatiana Shatseva, Jennifer Yang, Chun Peng, William W. Du, Albert J. Yee, Lee Cyn Ang, Chengyan He, Sze Wan Shan, and Burton B. Yang. (2010) MicroRNA miR-93 Promotes Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis by Targeting Integrin 8. Oncogene 30(7): 806-821
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