Dr Fong Kuan Wong

MRC Research Fellow

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Overview

I am currently a MRC CDA fellow. I have previously worked as a behavioural pharmacologist at GlaxoSmithKline (Singapore) before pursuing my PhD in the lab of Wieland B. Huttner at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden, Germany. For my PhD, I have studied the molecular mechanisms underlying the expansion of the mammalian neocortex during evolution and also developed a new tool (microinjection) to manipulate the neural stem and progenitor cells. For my postdoc, I then moved to the lab of Oscar Marín at King’s College London. Here I studied how the interneuron cell survival is regulated during development and how its dysregulation can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and epilepsy. By combining my expertise in stem cell biology, system biology and animal behaviour, my lab is currently interested in understanding how the various cortical cells in the mammalian six layered cortex communicate and regulate each others development.

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Keywords

  • Developmental neurobiology, Brain development

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