Dr Ee Ming Wong
Dr Ee Ming Wong is a molecular biologist and breast cancer epigeneticist with 8 years post-doctoral experience. Ming conducted her honours degree in 2002 at The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and completed her PhD in 2009 at The University of Melbourne. She is currently a Research Fellow in the Precision Medicine group, Monash University and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical Pathology, The University of Melbourne.
Ming has specific interest in identifying DNA methylation risk factors in cancer and has published extensively on this topic. She was the first to show that promoter methylation of the breast cancer susceptibility gene, BRCA1, was associated with a 3.5-fold increased risk of developing breast cancer of a specific histological type in young women who did not carry an identifiable genetic mutation. She is an expert on lab-based methods for methylation assessment, particularly the Illumina Infinium methylation arrays. She has successfully produced high-quality genome-wide methylation data from >10,000 blood and archival tumour samples on this platform.
Ming has strong working ties with the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cancer Council Victoria and Monash Bioinformatics Platform. In 2016, she was awarded the Dyason Fellowship to extend her research links with Professor Mary Beth Terry, a prominent epigenetic epidemiologist at Columbia University, New York. She also regularly presents her work at national and international conferences.
Ming has successfully supervised undergraduate and honours students, with all her students achieving high distinctions in their final mark (>85%). She also lectures for the ‘Exploring Human Disease’ subject, offered through the Department of Clinical Pathology, The University of Melbourne.
School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
Translational Research Facility, Level 7
Clayton VIC 3168
The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Level 10, 305 Grattan Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000