Dr. Justin Wong (Lab Head)
Phone: +612 95656175
Dr. Justin Wong is an Associate Faculty Member and Head of the Gene Regulation in Cancer Laboratory at the Centenary Institute. He leads a research team with a focus on deciphering novel gene regulation mechanisms in normal biology and cancer.Since completing his PhD in Cancer Epigenetics with publicationsin the New England Journal of Medicine and Cancer Cell, he has added RNA biology to his portfolio. In the last 8 years, he has authored over 10 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of non-coding RNA, alternative splicing and RNA modifications in high profile journals including Cell, Nature Communications, Genome Biology, Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, Nucleic Acids Research and Blood. He has received numerous awards including an Early Career Fellowship, travel awards and project funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Having been awarded a Cancer Research Network Early Career Researcher award in 2016, Dr. Wong is recognised as one of the two most promising early career cancer researchers within the University of Sydney. Building on his expertise in epigenetics and RNA biology Dr. Wong is passionate in determining the control of processes such as alternative splicing via epigenetic changes and RNA modifications (epitranscriptomics). His vision is to generate new knowledge in the areas of RNA, epigenetics and epitranscriptomics, which may be useful for the development of novel therapeutics for human diseases, especially cancers.
Dr. Chau-To Kwok (Postdoc)
Ms. Natalia Pinello (Research Assistant)
Dr. Alex Wong (PhD Student)
Mr. Immanuel Green (Honours Student)