Centenary’s Dr Justin Wong, Head of our Epigenetics and RNA Biology Program has been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science as one of the bright stars of Australian science by being awarded the prestigious early-career Ruth Stephens Gani Medal.
The Academy has recognised outstanding contributions to science with the announcement today of their 2019 honorific awards.
“ I would like to thank the academy for awarding me with this wonderful award. This is not just a recognition of my work but also the work of my mentor, collaborators, post-docs, research assistants and students,” says Dr Wong.
The work by Dr Wong uncovers a novel way to control gene expression with vast therapeutic potential for cancers and other genetic diseases.
Dr Wong is one of 20 of our nation’s leading and future superstars receiving the prestigious awards this year. This video tells his story.
We congratulate Dr Wong on this prestigious award and recognition. Centenary is delighted to see that Dr Wong joins a distinguished group of past recipients of the Ruth Stephens Gani Medal, which include two of recipients of the Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Award, Professor Geoff Faulkner and Professor Jian Yang.
Read the official Academy media release.
Learn more about Dr Wong and his work.
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