Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Department of Psychiatry
University of Manitoba
745 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9, Canada
Phone: 204-977-5601; Mobile: 204-890-5601
Dr. Kong graduated in1983 from Luzhou Medical College. He obtained his PhD degree in1994 from the First Military Medical University and pursued 7-year postdoctoral trainings at University of Massachusetts Medical Centre and University of Manitoba afterwards. He was appointed as an assistant professor in 2002 at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2011. His research interests are in the field of neurobiology of diseases. Using in vivo and in vitro models of stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and depression, his laboratory is interested to examine the role of posttranslational oxidative modification of SOD1 in the development of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, investigate the role of mitochondrial death-inducing proteins in regulating mitophagy and delayed neuronal death in stroke, and test a demyelinating hypothesis of schizophrenia. His research program is continuously supported by international and national grant agencies such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association (USA), the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Stroke Network, Canada Foundation for Innovation, ALS Canada and Brain Canada. He has 104 peer-reviewed original publications, a book and 5 book chapters.
Dr. Kong is the director of the Manitoba-Shantou Joint Laboratory of Biological Psychiatry. He is the coordinator for Academic Exchange Programs between the University of Manitoba and three Chinese Universities (the Third Military Medical University of China since 2008, the Hebei North University since 2011, and the Southern Medical University since 2013).