PEOPLE

We are a multidisciplinary team and we value diversity, collaboration, support and communication.

We are currently hiring Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Research Officers to work on funded projects related to RNA regulation, neurodegeneration and therapeutics. If you are interested in joining our team, please email Sherry.

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SHERRY SHIYING AW, PHD

Principal Investigator

PhD in Developmental Biology, Harvard University, USA
BS in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

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MANDY LIM, PHD

Research Fellow

PhD in Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

BS in Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

PROJECTS: MicroRNA sensors; MicroRNA expression and regulation, RNA technologies and RNA therapeutics

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I completed my PhD at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory in 2019, where I studied mechanisms of miRNA processing and expression during development, and their biological roles in gene regulation. I am currently working on projects to engineer a novel context-specific ribozyme-based technology platform for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Besides translational RNA technologies, I am also interested in the non-coding genome in development and disease. In my free time, I enjoy solo travel and spending time outdoors in nature.

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CHARANNYA SOZHEESVARI SUBHRAMANYAM

Research Fellow

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

Master of Technology in Biotechnology, Anna University, India

Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology, Anna University, India


Project: RNA-based translational technologies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

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The domain of nucleic acid has always fascinated me. I obtained my doctoral degree from the National University of Singapore for my research on identifying the role of small non-coding RNA, piRNA, and its associated proteins in biological processes related to the brain. In my post-doctoral training, I wanted to focus on developing technologies that have translational potential to benefit people suffering from various disease conditions. Excitingly, my current work on RNA therapeutics aligns with my interest. Besides science, I enjoy spending time in nature (basically Opacarophile) and have a newfound passion for food photography and portrait sketching!

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SHERMAINE TAY

Research Fellow

PhD in Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

BSc in Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

PROJECTS: Neurodegeneration (Spinocerebellar Ataxia 3) and RNA therapeutics

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My PhD research was focused on developing a novel intermediate type zebrafish model for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) ­and examining non-cell autonomous contributions of Schwann cells (glial cell) towards motoneuron degeneration in SMA. For my post-doctoral training, I briefly switched to using human pluripotent stem cell-derived sensory neuron to investigate the possibility of re-purposing TRPV1 antagonists (analgesic agent) as therapeutics against histamine-induced itch. Returning back to neurodegeneration, my current work seeks to use fruit flies, zebrafish and mouse models to identify pathogenic mechanisms that underlie tremor and protein aggregation in Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3). I mostly spend my free time sleeping and walking my part-time fat-ass dog around Singapore.

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CHI JIEYING

Research Officer

BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

PROJECTS: RNA technologies for in vivo gene regulation 

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I graduated from University of Cambridge in June 2020 with a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences, specialising in Biochemistry. Understanding disease mechanisms and developing new therapeutics has always been my interest. I’m excited to work on developing ribozymes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Outside of research, I enjoy playing badminton and solving puzzles.

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TEO SHI JIE

Research Officer

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

PROJECTS: RNA, ribozymes, diagnostic sensors


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I graduated from NTU with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with a specialization in medicinal Chemistry in 2020. I have great interest in therapeutics and deciphering their pathway, and am driven by the potential of its translational applications. I enjoy exchanging ideas and gaining different perspectives from people. During my free time, I enjoy listening to music and running to de-stress.

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CHERMAINE TAN

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Hons), National University of Singapore, Singapore

PROJECTS: Neurodegeneration, RNA therapies

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I am a fresh graduate from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering). I enjoy working on interdisciplinary projects together with people of different expertise. The collision and integration of ideas from different minds has never failed to amaze me. As part of my resolution for the year, I have been trying to read a variety books during my free time these days and I also enjoy watching thriller and crime films.

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TAN KAH JUNN

Senior Research Officer

BS in Life Sciences, Taiwan National Tsing-Hua University (2005)
PROJECTS: MicroRNAs, Movement disorders, Transgenesis guru

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PETER LOW

Research Officer

BS in Life Sciences, National University of Singapore


PROJECTS: Ribozyme screening pipeline development

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I graduated from National University of Singapore in 2015 with a Bachelors in life sciences. Currently I’m working on a screening pipeline for ribozymes. The current research involving RNA work is interesting and is a new field for me which I’m slowly developing skills in. I hope to contribute useful data to the lab in my time here.

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We are currently hiring Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Research Officers to work on funded projects related to RNA regulation, neurodegeneration and therapeutics. If you are interested in joining our team, please email Sherry.