Meet Victoria at Sandrine ETIENNE-MANNEVILLE’s lab

Victoria LAU is our first recipient of the L'Oréal Research Scholarship to start her research internship at Institut Pasteur in Paris.


She is a PhD student supervised by Professor George S. W. TSAO from the Department of Anatomy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. Victoria is studying cancer cell biology since September 2010 and her project focuses on characterizing the role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in infected nasopharyngeal epithelial (NPE) cells and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).


She has joined the Cell Polarity, Migration and Cancer Unit headed by Sandrine ETIENNE-MANEVILLE to examine how the EBV-encoded latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) interferes with the migration and motility of NPE cells.


As a picture is worth a thousand words, you can see that Victoria has been warmly welcomed and integrated in the team and she is enjoying the French way of life with new friends at a Parisian terrace cafe.


Her colleagues Jane, Zoe and Thimothy will start their internship later in June and September.

Victoria LAU recipient of the L'Oreeal Research Scholarship with Sandrine ETIENNE-MANNEVILLE (first on the left) and her team at Institut Pasteur.

Victoria LAU examines how the EBV-encoded latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) interferes with the migration and motility of NPE cells.

Victoria LAU with international students from Institut Pasteur.