Research Assistants


Yng Miin Loke

I am interested in human cognitive functioning and how the interplay of different brain areas results in normal and aberrant behaviour. In the lab, I carry out neuroimaging scan for healthy volunteers and neuropsychiatric patients. Additionally, I employ various computational tools to pre-process and analyze the imaging data.

I enjoy travelling, visiting local libraries, and taking a walk in the park.





Boon Linn Choo

Boon Linn graduated with a BSc.(Hon) in Cognitive Science from UNIMAS.

She has a keen interest in brain-computer interaction and as an IT research assistant, she hopes to hone her technical skills further to eventually have her research contribute to the creation of tools like artificial intelligence or robotic creations that could help patients with neurological disorders lead better lives, and even enhance the lives of healthy individuals.

In her free time, she enjoys swimming and hitting the gym. But most of all, she enjoys periods of long, uninterrupted sleep.

Beatrice Loo Rui Yi

​I am convinced of the importance of early intervention for children with special needs, to reduce symptoms that might impair their day-to-day functioning or learning capabilities. A greater and more nuanced understanding of the neural bases of neuropsychiatric disorders could contribute to improvements in treatment design. As a research assistant in Dr. Zhou’s lab, I am involved in the recruitment of participants, running of experiments and pre-processing of data.

When I think I cannot put off exercising anymore, I enjoy playing Frisbee, and going for a swim. More recently, DIY-ing anything gives me great satisfaction.

Lingjie Zhu

I recently graduated from Nanyang Technology University. As an IT research assistant, apart from conducting various brain experiments to explore the complexity of brain, I am also involved in resolving possible IT issues in the lab. I am anxious about the double role, but I am also passionate and excited about it.

In my free time, I will travel and hang out with my friends. After work, I will do some exercise to relax and improve myself.








Hee Youn Shim

After graduating from NUS Biomedical Engineering, Hee Youn returned to the lab as an RA (previously an intern) to assist with the research conducted here. With her background in engineering, she aspires to become a clinical scientist who applies engineering thinking to medical research field to advance medical sciences. Studying bodily functions, understanding the complex mechanisms behind it and developing solutions to overcome challenges in the medical arena, drives her to explore and find solutions in this field.

In her free time, she translates at K-pop concerts for the likes of (the crew of) Big Bang.


Jayne Tan Yi

Jayne graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science, and is particularly interested in identifying potential biomarkers in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant and was involved in measuring peripheral inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers in department of medicine, division of neurology, NUS. Following this, she hopes to learn more about imaging genetics and explore the relationship between brain structure/function and gene expression. As a research assistant in this lab, her main role is to look at potential biomarkers in CSF and blood as well as their associations with imaging measures in dementia.

In her spare time, she likes to watch movies and play the piano.