Dr. Yuewen Gong, B.M. (Beijing), M.Sc. (Beijing), Ph.D. (Manitoba) is a Professor of the College of Pharmacy of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences with cross-appointment in the Section of Hepatology of the Department of Medicine of the Max Rady College of Medicine of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Gong obtained the Bachelor of Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Beijing college of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the M.Sc. in pathophysiology from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and the Ph.D. in Molecular Endocrinology in the Department of Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba 93. After graduation he completed two postdoctoral trainings at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Manitoba respectively. Over the past 21 years Dr. Gong has been an assistant professor, associate professor and professor at the University of Manitoba. The focus of Dr. Gong’s research program is to understand the mechanism of liver fibrosis and cancer, and to develop a treatment for these conditions. In collaboration with partners in China, Dr. Gong has investigated the mechanism of kidney diseases such as diabetic nephropathy and developed therapy from traditional Chinese herbal medicine for these conditions.