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My career to date has focused on medical research and education in the tertiary sector, developing and managing ongoing relationships with key opinion leaders between academia, industry and community to foster opportunities for correspondence and exchange.


My passion is educating, supervising and inspiring students to drive change and their own personal growth. Every student has their own unique and valuable life experiences and my goal is to adapt my techniques to ensure each student achieves a better understanding of scientific and medical research to achieve positive outcomes. I aim to provide students with a set of tools and principles that allow them to critically think and analyse complex issues to become students and contributors for the community.


My research interests focus on understanding the mechanisms of cellular survival upon stress, and its role in biological processes that manifest into human diseases such as neurological disorders. My research uses proteomics to characterise post-translational modifications (including phosphorylation, ubiquitination, and glycosylation) to understand their role in cellular processes. High-throughput analyses of post-translational modifications is becoming more widespread due to their growing importance in biology, which puts me in a unique position to use my expertise to address this need.

External positions

NIH Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

1 Jul 20111 Nov 2013

Scientific Technician, New York University School of Medicine

1 Jul 20101 Jun 2011

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Outputs 2006 2019

Bioreducible zinc(II)–dipicolylamine functionalized hyaluronic acid mediates safe siRNA delivery and effective glioblastoma RNAi therapy

Zheng, M., Yang, Z., Chen, S., Wu, H., Liu, Y., Wright, A., Lu, J-W., Xia, X., Lee, A., Zhang, J., Yin, H., Wang, Y., Ruan, W. & Liang, X-J., 22 Jan 2019, In : ACS Applied Bio Materials. 2, 1, p. 362-369 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hyaluronic Acid
RNA Interference
Small Interfering RNA

Label-free fluorescent poly(amidoamine) dendrimer for traceable and controlled drug delivery

Wang, G., Fu, L., Walker, A., Chen, X., Lovejoy, D. B., Hao, M., Lee, A., Chung, R., Rizos, H., Irvine, M., Zheng, M., Liu, X., Lu, Y. & Shi, B., 13 May 2019, In : Biomacromolecules. 20, 5, p. 2148-2158 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Controlled drug delivery

Proteomics approaches for biomarker and drug target discovery in ALS and FTD

Hedl, T. J., San Gil, R., Cheng, F., Rayner, S. L., Davidson, J. M., De Luca, A., Villalva, M. D., Ecroyd, H., Walker, A. K. & Lee, A., 11 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Neuroscience. 13, p. 1-25 25 p., 548.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Drug Discovery
Mass Spectrometry
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases

Aurora kinase B regulates axonal outgrowth and regeneration in the spinal motor neurons of developing zebrafish

Gwee, S. S. L., Radford, R. A. W., Chow, S., Syal, M. D., Morsch, M., Formella, I., Lee, A., Don, E. K., Badrock, A. P., Cole, N. J., West, A. K., Cheung, S. N. S. & Chung, R. S., Dec 2018, In : Cellular and molecular life sciences. 75, 23, p. 4269-4285 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Aurora Kinase B
Motor Neurons

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Cold Spring Harbor Lab Press (Publisher)

Albert Lee (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review