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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) and I am jointly supervised by Professor Ahmed Ahmed and Professor Ian Mills. I am currently researching the mechanisms by which salt-inducible kinase 2 (SIK2) supports ovarian cancer cell survival and metastatic dissemination under metabolic stress conditions such as in ascitic fluid. My DPhil is funded by the Oxford Elizabeth Murphy Scholarship.

I obtained my Bachelor's degree from Imperial College London in 2016. Prior to starting my DPhil, I worked as Research Assistant at Yale University, where I studied the regulation of Twist1 by heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90).