Dr Justin Wong
Senior Research Fellow
Medicine, Central Clinical School
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology
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Dr. Justin Wong is an Associate Faculty member of the Centenary Institute. He also heads the Gene Regulation in Cancer Laboratory within the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Centenary. 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 RNA Society, the Australasian Genomics Technologies Association (AGTA) and the Australia Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
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
Current research students
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|The role of intron retention in acute myeloid leukemia||Frank JIA|
Honours project opportunities
- Investigating widespread regulation of gene expression through intron retention; Rasko J, Ritchie W, Wong J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
- Linking mutations and epigenetic silencing of splicing factors to aberrant splicing in acute myeloid leukaemia; Wong J; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Early Career Fellowship.