Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Amber Xiaoping WU 吳曉萍


Research Assistant Professor

  • Bsc, PhD

Dr. Xiaoping Wu obtained her Bachelor and PhD in Pharmacology at the China Pharmaceutical University and the University of Hong Kong (HKU), respectively. She received her post-doctoral training in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at HKU. She is currently a research assistant professor in the department. Her research focuses on obesity-related metabolic diseases and the role of adipokines under both physiological and pathological conditions.

Memberships & Editorships
  • Ordinary Member of Hong Kong Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Reproduction
  • Member of the State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, The University of Hong Kong

  • Member of Young Editor Board of Chinese Medicine
Honours and Awards
  • Young Investigator Award: 15th International Symposium on Healthy Aging “Towards Enduring Youth” (Hong Kong, 2021)

Research Interests
  • Identification of therapeutic targets for metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, and liver diseases.
  • Lipid metabolism in adipose tissue and the liver.
  • Evaluation of therapeutic effects of natural products in cancer-related diseases.