Members

Updated lab group picture on 24th September 2019.

Lab leader



Yit-Heng Chooi (Heng)                                                                 

B.Sc., Ph.D  (C.V.)  
ARC Future Fellow
Honorary Raine/Robson Fellow
UWA School of Molecular Sciences

- ARC DECRA Fellow, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, 2013-15
- Postdoc., Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2009-13
- PhD., School of Applied Science, RMIT University


Postdoctoral scholars

 

 


Thom Booth B.Sc., PhD.

CRC-P Postdoctoral Fellow

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

 - BSc., University of Manchester, UK; PhD. John Innes Centre, UK.

 


Marianne Costa 
MChem., PhD.

CSIRO FSP SynBio Fellow

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

 - BSc., PhD. University of Warwick, UK.

 


Alex (Zhuo) Shang  BSc. MSc. PhD.

ARC Discovery Project Postdoc Fellow

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

 - BSc., China; PhD. University of Queensland, UK.

Hang Li B.Sc., M.Sc

Postdoctoral Associate

UWA School Molecular Sciences

 - BSc. Zhongshan University, China; PhD. UWA (Chooi lab)


Postgraduate students


Cameron Gilchrist 
B.Sc.(Hons)

PhD Student

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

 RTP Scholarship

 - 1st Class Honours at UWA Molecular Sciences (Chooi lab)


Indra Roux Lic. (Biotech)

PhD Student   

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

 ARC/UWA SIRF/SMS scholarship

 - Licenciate Degree in Biotechnology, National University of Quilmes, Argentina


Simon Ke
ßler B.Sc., MSc. (Mol. Biotech)

PhD Student       

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

ARC/UWA SIRF scholarship

- BSC., MSc., Technical University of Munich, Germany


Tian
(Coco) Xie B.Sc., MSc. (Biomed.)

PhD Student       

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

RTP/UWA SIRF scholarship

- MSc., UWA Molecular Sciences (research project @ Chooi lab); BSc., Ocean University of China, China

 Soo Sum (Susan) Lean B.Sc., MSc. (Gen. Mol. Biol.)

PhD Student       

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

 RTP/UWA SIRF scholarship

 - MSc., University of Malaya, Malaysia;  BSc., UniSZA, Malaysia


Clara Woodcraft B.Sc.(Hons)

PhD Student       

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

CRC-P/UWA co-funded scholarship

 - BSc. (Hons), UWA 

Hamideh Rezzae B.Sc., MSc. (Gen. Mol. Biol.)

PhD Student       

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

 ARC DP-funded scholarship

 - BSc. Iran

Honours/Masters students

 

 


Billy Cheng B.Sc.

Master (Biotech) Student   

UWA School of Molecular Sciences

 - BSc. Iran

 


Su Hui Yong MPharm.

Master of Infectious Disease Student   

UWA School of Biomedical Sciences

- MPharm, University of Strathclyde, UK

Joint PhD Students

Catherine Rawlinson
Curtin University, CCDM
Co-supervised with Prof Richard Oliver (Curtin)

Jiaren (Hugh) Yao
UWA School of Molecular Sciences
Co-supervised with Dr. Mark Waters (UWA)

Haochen Wei
ANU Research School of Biology
Co-supervised with Assoc. Prof. Peter Solomon (ANU)

Undergraduate Research student

Samuel Beerkens
UWA School of Molecular Science

Alumni

Jinyu Hu
PhD Student (Chooi lab), University of Western Australia
Research Scientist at Synceres Biosciences (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.

Chin Soon Phan
Visiting Fellow, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Currently a JSPS Fellow at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Nicolau Sbaraini
CEPAS Exchange Program Fellow, 
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Currently at continuing PhD at UFRGS, Brazil

Ronan O'Neil
Master (Biotech) at UWA Molecular Sciences (2018 @ Chooi lab)
Currently at Proteomics International, Perth, WA

Rebecca Wolters
BSc. exchange student from Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (2018 @ Chooi lab)
Currently continuing MSc at HHU (hope you will be back!)

Fiona McDonald
Master (Biotech) at UWA Molecular Sciences (2018 @ Chooi lab)
Currently at Bioscience WA, Perth, WA

Sarah Negus
Honours (1st class) at UWA Molecular Sciences  
(2018 @ Chooi lab)
Currently at Orthocell, Perth, WA

Rebecca Leone
Honours at UWA Molecular Sciences 
(2018 @ Chooi lab)
Currently at a consulting company

Guozhi (George) Zhang (2015 @ Chooi lab)
Honours (1st class) at ANU Research School of Biology
Co-supervised with Assoc. Prof. Peter Solomon (ANU)
Currently continuing Medical degree at ANU

Yeannie Yap B.Sc., PhD (University of Malaya) 
Endeavour Research Fellow, UWA/ANU (2015 @ Chooi Lab) 
Now lecturer at MAHSA University, Malaysia

Lab group picture on 26th October 2018 @SMS BBQ and a temporary farewell to Hiro from Nagoya University.
Lab group picture on 9th March 2017. #SUP :D

Lab group picture on 14 Oct 2016.