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.





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.

Amelia Koh Jialing

“Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.” -Amelia Earhart

Research epitomizes this philosophy, allowing me to transform my degree into a practical tool capable of making real life impact. As an IT research assistant, I hope to hone my technical skills, exploring how they can develop better diagnostic tools that facilitate early interventions whilst reducing the complexities of comorbidity for neuropsychiatric disorders.

In my free time, I like to immerse myself in activities relating to sports, music and literature.

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.