Bachelor of Science, Chinese University Hong Kong, 1972. Master of Philosophy, Chinese University Hong Kong, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1979.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Chinese University Hong Kong, 1991. Data Control Language (honorary), University King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1991. Doctor of Science (honorary), University New Brunswick, Canada, 1991.
DLL (honorary), University St. Francis Xavier, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1994. Doctor of Science (honorary), York University of Canberra, 2001.
Postdoctoral investigator Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, 1979—1980. Postdoctoral fellow Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, 1981—1983, geneticist-in-chief, 1996—2002. Assistant professor departments genetics and medical genetics University Toronto, Canada, 1983—1988, associate professor, 1988—1990, professor, 1990—2006, university professor, 1994—2006, university professor emeritus, since 2006.
Higher Education Sellers chair in cystic fibrosis, 1998—2002. Head genetics and genomic biology program, 1998—2002. Chairman chromosome 7 subcommittee Human Gene Mapping Workshop, 1986-1997.
Member mammalian genetics study section National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1988-1993. Director Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, Hospital for Sick Children Special Research Center, 1994-2002. Scientist Medical Research Council Canada, 1989-2002.
Advisor European Journal Human Genetics, 1992-1996, Molecular Medicine Today, since 1995. Adjunct professor University New Brunswick, 2000-2002. Vice-chancellor & president University Hong Kong, since 2002.
Trustee Education Foundation, Federation Chinese Canadian Professionals, Toronto, 1987-1993. Advisor, since 1994. Fellow Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society London, Academia Sinica, Royal College Physicians United Kingdom (honorary). Member Human Genome Organization, American Society Human Genetics, National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate).
Married Ellen Lan Fong, February 11, 1977. Children: Eugene, Felix.