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Kay Chong

Kay Chong

Kay Chong

BSc (Hons)


DPhil Student

I am a first year DPhil student at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) under the supervision of Professor Ahmed Ahmed and Professor Ian Mills. My research interest lies mainly in tumour metabolism, and I am currently researching the mechanisms by which SIK2, an AMPK-related kinase, promotes metastatic dissemination of ovarian cancer cells under metabolic stress. My DPhil is funded by the Oxford Elizabeth Murphy Scholarship.

I graduated from Imperial College London in 2016 with a BSc in Biomedical Science. Prior to my DPhil, I worked as a Research Assistant at Yale University, where I studied the regulation of Twist1 by heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90).