University of California, Davis Ph.D. Biochemistry (Molecular Biology), 1986
East China Normal University, Shanghai B.S. (Honors) Biology (Biochemistry), 1982
Professor, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School. - present
Director and Professor, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School. 2012 -2020
OCE Science Leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health 2008 Laboratory, Geelong, Vic. 2008 - 2015
Senior Principal Research Scientist and project leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic. 2004 – 2008
Project Leader, Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (AB-CRC), Brisbane, Qld. 2003 – 2010
Principal Research Scientist and project leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic. 1996 – 2004
Senior Research Scientist and project leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic. 1992 – 1996
Research Scientist, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic. 1990 – 1992
Senior Research Officer, the Centre for Molecular Biology and Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Vic. 1990 – 1990
Senior Tutor, Department of Biochemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Vic. 1989 – 1990
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Davis. 1986 – 1989
Postgraduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Davis. 1982 – 1986
Awards and Fellowships
2014 Winner of Australian Eureka Prize for Infectious Disease Research
2014 Finalist, President Science Award (PSA) Singapore
2014 Finalist, Prime Minister Award for Science, Australia
2014 ASM Bazeley Orator, Melbourne
2013 CSIRO Chaiman’s Medal
2012 Gardner Lectureship by the European Society of Clinical Virology
2010 Elected Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2008 CSIRO OCE Science Leader Award
2007 Finalist, Eureka Prize for Scientific Research
2006 CSIRO Award for Excellence in Partnership
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