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Doctor Lee Yeoh

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Lee completed a BSc(Hons) at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Botany. He then completed a PhD in the laboratories of Associate Professor Stuart Ralph and Professor Geoff McFadden, followed by a postdoctoral position with Dr Michael Duffy, both at the University of Melbourne. His research has combined equal parts bioinformatics and wet-lab work, including transcriptomics, whole-genome sequencing, molecular and cell biology, and CRISPR-Cas9. His projects have investigated the role and mechanism of alternative splicing in apicomplexans, and the function of histone modifications and epigenetic regulation of transcription in the malaria parasite. 

He joined Professor James Beeson's lab in 2021 to research the immune response to Plasmodium vivax malaria, including research into monoclonal-antibody technology.

  • 2018: PhD, The University of Melbourne;
  • 2009: BSc(Hons), The University of Melbourne
  • 2021: Honorary Senior Fellow, Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne;
  • 2017: Australian Epigenetics Alliance (AEpiA);
  • 2010: Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP)
  • 2020: Bio21 Institute Research Fellow Travel Award;
  • 2019: EMCRA travel award, School of Biomedical Sciences, the University of Melbourne;
  • 2019: Australia-Germany joint research co-operation scheme grant, UA-DAAD;
  • 2013: Best postgraduate speaker presentation, Malaria in Melbourne Conference;
  • 2013: VLSCI Travel Award, OzEMalaR Travel Award, Bio21 Travel Award;
  • 2012: VLSCI PhD Top-Up Scholarship;
  • 2011: The Megan Klemm Postgraduate Research Award, the University of Melbourne;
  • 2010: Best first-year speaker at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Postgraduate retreat;
  • 2010: Best Student Oral Presentation for an Australian Society for Parasitology member at ICOPA XII;
  • 2010: Australian Society for Parasitology Student Travel Grant
  • 2017–2021: Postdoctoral fellow, Michael Duffy laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne