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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ANIMESH BANERJEE, PHD

Research Fellow

PhD in Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India 

MS in Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India 

BS in Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India 


PROJECTS: Tremor and Movement disorders

EMAIL

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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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ALICE LIU

Research Technician

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CHI JIE YING

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

BS in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

PROJECTS: RNA, ribozymes, diagnostic sensors

EMAIL

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MINOLI DOSHI

Research Officer

BS (Hons) with Minor in Chemistry, Qatar University 

Masters of Biological Sciences (Research), National University of Singapore 

PROJECTS: Directed evolution, in vivo genetic circuits

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I obtained my bachelor's in Biological Sciences from Qatar University and my masters from the National University of Singapore, with a specialization in structural biochemistry and microbiology. In my master's, I studied the conformational dynamics of bacterial signaling proteins that follow a non-canonical mode of activation using HDX-MS. In my bachelor's, I studied bacteriocin production by Bacillus thuringiensis against pathogenic bacteria. I also spent some time studying the effects of certain invasive plant species on native plant species in mangrove and desert eco-systems. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and playing video-games.

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TAN LAI HENG

 Research Officer

BS (Hons) in Chemistry (Minor in Mathematics)


PROJECTS: RNA structure modelling, ribozymes

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I graduated from National University of Singapore in December 2020 with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry major, Mathematics minor). My FYP is on the metabolite study of celery using NMR. I developed interest for coding in the recent years and I hope to learn more about using Python for data processing with the incorporation of AI. I enjoy playing basketball and looking for good food around Singapore during my free time.

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RAYMOND TEO

Intern

PROJECT: In vivo application of RNA technologies


I am a going fourth year undergraduate in National University of Singapore, majoring in Life Sciences, minoring in forensics and geoscience. I enjoy playing sports mainly tennis and floorball.

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CHERMAINE TEO

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Hon), 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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EUNICE CHIN

Research Fellow

B.S. in Life Sciences, National University of Singapore
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Singapore Graduate Programme in Neuroscience, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering

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FARHANA HAQUE ANISHA

Research Officer

BS (Hons) in Life Sciences, National University of Singapore 

PROJECTS: Neurodegeneration, RNA therapies

I graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2021 with a BS (Hons) in Life Sciences and Minor in Forensic Science. I firmly believe in graceful ageing and with the plethora of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, it’s key to develop our understanding of disease pathogenesis and develop therapeutic interventions. I’m looking forward to embarking on projects to investigate these underlying pathways! In my free time, I love learning more about different cultures around the world and trying out new things.

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MASON HO

Intern

I am currently heading into my third and final year of study at University College London, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Infection and Immunity. I left Singapore at a very young age, and moved to Shanghai with my family. In that international setting, I slowly developed a fascination for the inner workings of the human body. Specifically, how the body interacts with pathogens and how diseases manifest. Outside of this, my hobbies include playing/producing music, photography/video editing, and fitness/athletics.

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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.