Lavenniah Annadoray

BSc (Hons) (University of Sydney)

PhD Student (NUS)


I am a graduate from the University of Sydney (2015), with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Molecular Biology & Genetics. Currently, I am in the 3rd year of my PhD as a NUS Research Scholar. My interest lies in RNA therapeutics and I am specifically tapping on the innate potential of circular RNAs and engineering them to devise therapeutic toolsets. During my free time, I love travelling to exotic places in search of activities, quenching my thirst for adrenaline, be it bungee jumping or dirt biking! 

Awards and Achievements

Invited judge at the Audition Rounds of the Science Buskers Festival 2018 (A*STAR and Science Centre Singapore)

Organised a Scientist-in-School (SIS) Programme as an A*STAR Ambassador for high school students

1st Prize Young Investigator Award, Singapore Cardiac Society Annual Meeting 2019

Best Poster Award for the “Healing from Within” Theme, NUHS Innovation Summit 2019

1st Prize Winner, ASEAN Young Investigator Award, 24th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress 2019

Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award, NUS Medicine 8th Annual Biomedical Scientific Congress 2019

Chan Heng Leong Research Award, NUHS Academic Day 2019

SRBA Oral Presentation Award, RNA Biology Symposium 2019 at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore


  1. Annadoray Lavenniah, Tuan Danh Anh Luu, Yiqing Peter Li, Tingsen Benson Lim, Jianming Jiang, Matthew Ackers-Johnson, Roger S-Y Foo. Engineered circular RNA sponges act as miRNA inhibitors to attenuate pressure overload induced cardiac hypertrophy. Mol Ther. In press.
  2. Lim B, Aliwarga E, Luu T, Li P, Ng SL, Annadoray L, Sian S, Ackers-Johnson MA, Foo R. Targeting the highly abundant circular RNA circSlc8a1 in cardiomyocytes attenuates pressure overload induced hypertrophy. Cardiovasc Res. 019 May 22. pii: cvz130. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvz130.
  3. Lim TB, Lavenniah A, Foo RS. Circles in the heart and cardiovascular system. Cardiovasc Res. 2019 Sep 25.
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