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“He is able to talk eloquently and answer fluently but he just could not get a good grade in dictation.” These kind of comments are often heard for those born with Dyslexia, which affects 10% of total population worldwide. Professor Mary Miu Yee Waye from the Medicine Faculty of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is tracking their genes.
Dr. Mary Miu Yee Waye studied at St. Paul’s Convent School and then at St. Paul Secondary School in Hong Kong. She went to Canada in 1973 and continued her studies at the York University for one year. After that, she transferred to University of Western Ontario and majored in Microbiology and Immunology. In 1976, she pursued her doctoral degree at the Department of Medical biophysics of University of Toronto, and investigated the mechanism of use of asparaginase in the treatment on Leukemia.