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Senior Light Microscopist

Ph: + 61 (0)2 9351 3302
Fax: + 61 (0)2 9351 7682

B.Sc (Biochemistry & Biotechnology), 2004, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.
M.App.Sc (Molecular Biotechnology), 2006, The University of Sydney.
PhD, 2012, The University of Sydney.

Susan completed her undergraduate degree in Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) in 2004. She finished her study as Master of Applied Science in Molecular Biotechnology in USYD, 2006. She then she joined the ACMM as a volunteer to work with A/Prof. Filip Braet and PhD student Kristina Jahn on a project titled “Development of Correlative Fluorescence, SEM and TEM Imaging Methods for Biomolecular Investigation of Colorectal Metastasis”.

Research Project
Susan is working with A/Prof. Filip Braet and co-supervisor Dr Lilian Soon on “Cell Membrane-Mediated Events in Cancer Invasion and Metastasis”. This research project will combine techniques of live cell imaging with high resolution scanning electron microscopy to investigate the role actin plays in cancer cell activity.

Selected publications

  1. A.N. Mohamed, S. Lal, A. Brown, R. Lui, J.W.K. Ho, L. Nguyen, A. Yong, Y. Su, F. Braet , W. Dyer, F. Junius, B. Cumming, S.B. Freedman, L Kritharides and C.G. dos Remedios, “Book Chapter: How to Interrogate the Cellular Immune System in Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease”. 2010: In Press.
  2. L.Y.G. Lim, Y. Su, F. Braet and P. Thordarson, “The Effect of Unsaturation on the Formation of Self-Assembled Gels from Fatty Acid L-Serine Amides and their Cytotoxicity Towards Caco-2 Cancer Cells”. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2009, 62, 653–656

    K.A. Jahn, D.A. Barton, Y. Su, J. Riches, E.P.W. Kable, L.L. Soon and F. Braet, “Correlative fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy: an elegant tool to study the actin cytoskeleton of whole-mount (breast) cancer cells”. Journal of Microscopy, 2009, 235, 282-292
  3. L. Du, Y. Su, D. Sun, W. Zhu, J. Wang, X. Zhuang, S. Zhou and Y. Lu, “Formic acid induces Yca1p-independent apoptosis-like cell death in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae”. FEMS Yeast Res, 2008, 8, 531–539

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