As a PhD student in Dr. Zhou's group, I am mainly responsible for performing neurological data analysis. I currently focus on the stroke project in the lab.
I finished my Bachelor and Master study at the Department of Neuroscience in Nanjing medical University. My research interests focus on electrophysiology signal on stroke model. My Master thesis was mainly about the electrophysiological function of glycine receptor in hippocampus during ischemic injury.
As we know, there are plenty of neural diseases without effective treatments. I expect my research work can help people who suffer from these diseases to get better lives.
Joanna Su Xian Chong
I graduated from National University of Singapore with a B.Eng (Chemical Engineering) (Hons), and subsequently from the University of Western Australia with a B.Sci (Psychology). As a PhD student under Dr. Helen Zhou, I am interested in the use of multimodal neuroimaging techniques to study functional and structural connectivity changes in neuropsychiatric disorders. Given the increasing prevalence of dementia in our aging society, I am particularly interested in understanding and characterizing the aberrant changes in people with dementia, and in the identification of potential biomarkers for the early diagnosis of dementia.
In my free time, I enjoy drinking tea and planning my next travel destination.
I graduated with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Life Sciences (Biomedical Sciences) and a minor in Psychology from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2012. Following this I worked as a Research Assistant at the SINAPSE Institute, NUS in the field of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and its therapeutic interventions using rodent models. I am currently a Duke-NUS PhD student under Dr. Helen Zhou and am interested in understanding the functional and structural connectivity changes that occur in ageing disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. In particular I am interested in the early diagnosis and biomarker development of neurodegenerative disorders. In my spare time I enjoy writing, reading, nature, traveling and photography. I run a photography blog on Flickr as well as on National Geographic