Dr Justin Wong

Senior Research Fellow
Medicine, Central Clinical School
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology

Telephone 02 9565 6262

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Biographical details

Dr. Justin Wong is a senior postdoctoral scientist in the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at the Centenary Insitute. He currently holds a fellowship awarded by the Cancer Institute of NSW. He completed his PhD in the area of cancer epigenetics in the laboratory of Professor Robyn Ward at the University of New South Wales. He is an active member of the Australasian Genomics Technologies Association (AMATA) and the RNA Society.

Research interests

Dr. Justin Wong has a very strong interest in gene expression regulation. Having completed his PhD with high profile papers related to germline epimutation and cancers (New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Cell, Gut), he joined Professor John Rasko's Program at the Centenary Institue to study the role of non-coding RNA and gene expression in the development of white blood cells. His current research topics are:

1. The mechanisms of intron retention in the development of white blood cells (Follow-up of his recent paper in Cell).

2. The role of aberrant splicing factor expression in myelodysplasia and acute myeloid leukaemia.

3. The role of non-coding RNA in normal white blood cell development and related diseases.

Teaching and supervision

Honours and Postgraduate Research supervision

Selected grants

2015

  • Investigating widespread regulation of gene expression through intron retention; Ritchie W, Rasko J, Wong J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2014

  • Linking mutations and epigenetic silencing of splicing factors to aberrant splicing in acute myeloid leukaemia; Wong J; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Early Career Development Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Wong, J., Ritchie, W., Gao, D., Lau, K., Gonzalez, M., Choudhary, A., Taft, R., Rasko, J., Holst, J. (2014). Identification of nuclear-enriched miRNAs during mouse granulopoiesis. Journal of Hematology & Oncology, 7(1), 42. [More Information]
  • Lau, K., Wong, J. (2013). Current trends of HIV recombination worldwide. Infectious Disease Reports, 5(Suppl 1), 15-20. [More Information]
  • Wong, J., Ritchie, W., Ebner, O., Selbach, M., Wong, J., Huang, Y., Gao, D., Pinello, N., Gonzalez, M., Baidya, K., Thoeng, A., Khoo, T., Bailey, C., Holst, J., Rasko, J. (2013). Orchestrated Intron Retention Regulates Normal Granulocyte Differentiation. Cell, 154(3), 583-595. [More Information]

2014

  • Wong, J., Ritchie, W., Gao, D., Lau, K., Gonzalez, M., Choudhary, A., Taft, R., Rasko, J., Holst, J. (2014). Identification of nuclear-enriched miRNAs during mouse granulopoiesis. Journal of Hematology & Oncology, 7(1), 42. [More Information]

2013

  • Lau, K., Wong, J. (2013). Current trends of HIV recombination worldwide. Infectious Disease Reports, 5(Suppl 1), 15-20. [More Information]
  • Wong, J., Ritchie, W., Ebner, O., Selbach, M., Wong, J., Huang, Y., Gao, D., Pinello, N., Gonzalez, M., Baidya, K., Thoeng, A., Khoo, T., Bailey, C., Holst, J., Rasko, J. (2013). Orchestrated Intron Retention Regulates Normal Granulocyte Differentiation. Cell, 154(3), 583-595. [More Information]

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