Animesh Banerjee, Shuang Wu, Cheng Li and Sherry Shiying Aw (2020) Fully Automated Leg Tracking in Freely Moving Insects using Feature Learning Leg Segmentation and Tracking (FLLIT). J. Vis. Exp., e61012

Shuang Wu, Kah Junn Tan, Lakshmi Narasimhan Govindarajan, James Charles Stewart, Lin Gu, Joses Wei Hao Ho, Malvika Katarya, Boon Hui Wong, Eng King Tan, Daiqin Li, Adam Claridge-Chang, Camilo Libedinsky, Li Cheng* and Sherry Shiying Aw*# (2019)
Fully automated leg tracking of Drosophila neurodegeneration models reveals distinct conserved movement signatures. 
PLOS Biology 17(6): e3000346; doi:
bioRxiv (Sept 2018) 425405; doi: 
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Aw, S. *#, Lim, KH, Tang, XM, Cohen, SM*. (2017)
A glio-protective role of mir-263a by tuning sensitivity to glutamate.
Cell Reports 19(9): 1783–93
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Aw, S.*#, Tang, XM., Teo, YN*, Cohen, SM., (2016)
A conformation-induced fluorescence method for microRNA detection.
Nucleic Acids Research 44 (10): e92, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw108
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Koe CT, Li S, Rossi F, Wong JJ, Wang Y, Zhang Z, Chen K, Aw SS, Richardson HE, Robson P, Sung WK, Yu F, Gonzalez C, Wang H. (2014)
The Brm-HDAC3-Erm repressor complex suppresses dedifferentiation in Drosophila type II neuroblast lineages.
Elife 2014 Mar 11;3:e01906. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01906.

Li S, Wang C, Sandanaraj E, Aw SS, Koe CT, Wong JJ, Yu F, Ang BT, Tang C, Wang H. (2014)
The SCFSlimb E3 ligase complex regulates asymmetric division to inhibit neuroblast overgrowth.
EMBO Reports 15(2):165-74

Pai, V.*, Aw, S.*, Shomrat, T., Lemire, J., Levin, M. (2012)
Transmembrane Voltage Potential Controls Embryonic Eye Patterning in Xenopus laevis.
Development 139(2):313-23
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Aw, S., Koster, J., Pearson, W., Nichols, C. Shi, N.Q., Carneiro de Paula, K. and Levin, M. (2010) 
The ATP-sensitive K(+)-channel (K(ATP)) controls early left-right patterning in Xenopus and chick embryos.
Developmental Biology 1;346(1):39-53

Aw, S., Adams, D. S., Qiu, D., and Levin, M., (2008)
H,K-ATPase protein localization and Kir4.1 function reveal concordance of 3 axes during early determination of left-right asymmetry. 

Mechanisms of Development 125: 353-372



Sherry Aw and Stephen Cohen (2012)
Time is of the essence: microRNAs and age-associated neurodegeneration.
Cell Research 22(8):1218-20

Sherry Aw and Michael Levin (2009)
Is left-right asymmetry a form of planar cell polarity? 
Development 136:355-366

Sherry Aw and Michael Levin (2008)
What’s Left in Asymmetry?
​Developmental Dynamics 237: 3453-3463



Aw S. and Levin M, (2009). Molecular mechanisms establishing consistent left–right asymmetry during vertebrate embryogenesis. The Sinister Right Hemisphere: Cerebral lateralization and its possible role in psychosis. Edited by Iris E. C. Sommer and René S. Khan.

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A simple one-step real-time molecular sensor for microRNA detection
PCT patent - PCT/SG2017/050086 (2017)

Provisional Patent #10201601384T - IMC/P/08599/01/SG (2014)

An automated method for leg movement tracking in Drosophila
Singapore provisional patent #10201707833S (2017)(Not converted)