Roger Foo
Roger Foo
Principal Investigator and Professor
Roger is the inaugural chair holder of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Professorship of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Director of the NUHS Cardiovascular Disease Translational Research Programme, Senior Consultant at the...
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Members of the Foo Lab

Ah Jung Jeon
Ah Jung Jeon
Research Fellow
I am a bioinformatician specialised in analysing epigenome data. I am deeply interested in the dysregulated chromatin dynamics in cancer cells...
Albert Dashi
Albert Dashi
Research Fellow
Albert was an award holder of the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) scholarship, having undertaken his PhD studies in the Foo lab...
Anh Tuan Luu Danh
Anh Tuan Luu Danh
Senior Research Associate
Tuan is our group’s surgeon. Since starting in our lab in 2013, he has undertaken over 300 operations for our mouse models of heart failure...
Arnaud Perrin
Arnaud Perrin
Senior Research Officer
Fourteen years ago, Arno discovered his love for biology in France, while studying the various techniques used in biotechnology, life sciences...
Ching Kit Chen
Ching Kit Chen
Assistant Professor, Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
Ching Kit is an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), and a Senior...
Choon Kiat Lim
Choon Kiat Lim
Research Fellow
I joined the lab in late 2014 as a PhD graduate student to work on the transdifferentiation of fibroblasts to cardiomyocytes. This amazing...
David Klinzing
David Klinzing
Senior Research Fellow
David is a molecular biologist and computation biologist with many years of experience in research, academia and biotechnology. David was part of...
Do Dang Vinh
Do Dang Vinh
Senior Research Fellow
Vinh qualified with a PhD from NUS from the lab of Professor Fu Xin-Yuan where he worked with Professors Barbara B. Knowles and Davor Solter on...
George Anene
George Anene
Asst Professor
George is a clinician by training and has worked at the frontline of Nigerian hospitals, treating patients with resources that are vastly more...
Jenny Xiao Wang
Jenny Xiao Wang
PhD
 Student
A new PhD SINGA scholar starting in early 2019, Jenny completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and worked as a research...
Lavenniah Annadoray
Lavenniah Annadoray
PhD Student
A graduate from the University of Sydney (2015), with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Molecular Biology & Genetics. Currently, I am...
Lee Siggens
Lee Siggens
Senior Research Fellow
Lee is British and did his undergraduate degree in Food and Human Nutrition at Newcastle University. He then moved to Cambridge University and...
Li Yi Cheng
Li Yi Cheng
Research Assistant
Li Yi is a fresh graduate from the National University of Singapore with a BSc (Hons) in Life Sciences. She first joined the lab during her Final...
Liao Dan
Liao Dan
Research Fellow
I completed PhD training in National University of Singapore, where I worked on gene therapy for dilated cardiomyopathy. Now I work in the group...
Louis Gan
Louis Gan
Research Assistant
I am a graduate of the University of Bradford with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences. I am the newest member of the Foo lab, with a role in...
Matias Ilmari Autio
Matias Ilmari Autio
Senior Research Fellow
Matias comes originally from Turku in Finland. He undertook all his studies in London, starting from BSc, the MRes and finishing with a PhD in...
Matt Ackers-Johnson
Matt Ackers-Johnson
Asst Professor
Matt’s interests lie in how the cells in our heart talk to each other, and how a deeper understanding of this process can lead to new...
Mick Chang Jie Lee
Mick Chang Jie Lee
PhD Student
Mick is a PhD Graduate Student at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and an award holder of the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Graduate Research...
Pan Bangfen
Pan Bangfen
Research Associate
Bangfen (“Xiaopan”) has a Masters degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and graduated from School of Medicine, Shanghai...
Peter Yiqing Li
Peter Yiqing Li
Lab Manager (Experimental Models)
Peter is our manager for the Comparative Biomedical Services (CBS) in the Foo lab. With over 10 years of animal research experience, he manages...
Prasanna Vidyasekar
Prasanna Vidyasekar
Research Fellow
I was awarded my PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. Under the overarching theme of cardiac regeneration, I studied neonatal...
Rijan Gurung
Rijan Gurung
Research Fellow
I am a cell biologist with a research background in vascular physiology and circulating biomarkers. At Foo lab, I work on profiling the epigenome...
Rina Wang
Rina Wang
Research Assistant
Rina is a graduate from NUS with a Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences). She joined the Foo Lab in Feb 2019 as a research assistant to work with Dr...
Rong Rong Zhao
Rong Rong Zhao
Asst Professor
My research interest is focused on developing novel treatment for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) by in-depth understanding of the roles of...
Shi Ling Ng
Shi Ling Ng
Research Assistant
A research assistant in the Foo-Lab since 2015. Prior to joining Foo-Lab, I had 5 years of working experience in a hospital diagnostic...
Sirrul Hadi Bin Azman
Sirrul Hadi Bin Azman
Research Assistant
I am a Bachelor of Science graduate in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Western Australia. Before joining the Foo Lab in...
Swati Tomar
Swati Tomar
Senior Research Fellow, Medical Geneticist
I am a molecular geneticist with expertise in next generation sequencing for inherited rare disorders and cancers. In the Foo Lab, I work on...
Wang Min Rui
Wang Min Rui
PA to Prof Roger Foo
Min Rui (“Ruifeng”) is our lab administrator and also PA to Roger. She is in charge of lab procurement, clinic appointments and all...
Weirui Zhang
Weirui Zhang
PhD Student
Weirui is a graduate from Zhejiang University and joined Foo lab in 2019. She’s now working on epigenetics, trying to adapt existing methods to...
Wenhao Zheng
Wenhao Zheng
Research Assistant
I am a recent graduate from National University of Singapore with a BSc (Hon) in Life Science. I did my Final Year Project in this lab with George...
Wilson Lek Wen Tan
Wilson Lek Wen Tan
Bioinformatics Specialist and PhD student
Wilson is one of our lab’s computer anoraks. His work on computation, bioinformatics and applied statistics underpins nearly all of our...
Yi Phong Lee
Yi Phong Lee
Research Assistant
Yi Phong (“Yipeng”) is a graduate from Monash University (Victoria, Australia) in 2014 with a degree in biomedical science. I am a...
Yike Zhu
Yike Zhu
PhD
 Student
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Zhejiang University, China. I am now a Year-2 PhD student in the Foo lab. I am working on a...
Zenia Tiang
Zenia Tiang
Lab Manager
As our lab manager, Zenia manages our lab budget, schedules multiple meetings and team events, and coordinates all of our external...
Zhe Li
Zhe Li
ASTAR PostDoc Fellow
My previous research experience and expertise are built on studies on the effect of DNA modifications on DNA stability, structure and packaging...

Past Members

Dr Ana Vujic (PhD student)

Presently: Research Fellow at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Dr Darshan Brahmbhatt (MPhil student)

Presently: Cardiology Specialist Registrar, Cambridge

Dr Emma Robinson (PhD student)

Presently: Research Fellow at Maastricht Medical School

Dr Kelvin See (Research Fellow)

Presently: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Dr Lina Cordeddu (Research Fellow)

Presently: Research Fellow at the Karolinska Institutet

Dr Mehregan Movassagh (Research Fellow)

Presently at Prescient Life Sciences

Suzanne Tan (Research Assistant)

Presently in Spain

Chua Wee Woon (Laboratory Technologist)

Presently: Medical Technologist in Angsana Molecular and Diagnostics Laboratory.

Ellen Tejo (Laboratory Technologist)

Presently pursing biomedical studies in Australia

Dr Ives Lim (Research Fellow)

Presently: Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Science

Dr Cheryl Chan (PhD student)

Presently: Research Fellow in Japan

Dr Oliver Worsley (PhD student)

Presently: Entrepreneur in ASTAR

Dr Dominic Lee (PhD student)

Presently: Research Fellow at Department of Physiology, NUS

Interns (past & present)

Brett Joseph Collinge (University of British Columbia)

Priscilla Lim Xin Yi (Science, NUS)

Seow Wei Qiang (Science, NUS)

Lam Shing Pheng (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Phillina Yihui Phua (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Presently, NUS School of Science

Chunjie Wong (Hwa Chong Institution)

Presently NTU Medical School

Yee Shiun Chan (NUS High School)

Benjamin Lee (NTU Medical School)

Daobo Wang (NUS Medical School)

Sia Tze Yang (Raffles Institution)

Presently NUS Medical School

Tan Ting Fang (Raffles Institution)

Presently NUS Medical School

Raphael Soh (Raffles Institution)

Presently NUS Medical School

“Jay” Kritchai Vutipongsatorn (Temasek JC)

Presently, Imperial College London Medical School

Li Ting Lee (Temasek Polytechnic)

Presently, NTU School of Science

Irwin Lee (Republic Polytechnic)

Melvin Yong (Republic Polytechnic)

Ellen Tejo (Republic Polytechnic)

Jade Tangqi Ng (Murdoch University)

Valencia Phua (NTU School of Science)

Nicole Choi Yuk Yin (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Presently, NUS Medical School

Ser Ning Poh (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Jing Han Ng (NUS Medical School)

Yi Hao Nah (Republic Polytechnic)

Dr Will Flynn (University of Cambridge)

Presently, post-grad medical training in Cambridgeshire

Robin Hartman (University of Utrecht)

Ahmad Salehi (Iran University)

Dr Gareth Matthews (University of Cambridge)

Tan Yong Hong (NUS Medical School)

Yim Wai Tsun (NUS Computational Biology)

Tee Woan Chin (NUS Computational Biology)

Muhamad Fachrul (I3L, Indonesia)

Kevin Jonathan (I3L, Indonesia)

Gracia Felias Enos Korompis (I3L, Indonesia)

Ang Wei Xiang (Bioengineering, NUS)

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