Our research

Discovery that an autonomous clock controls the timing of centriole formation independently of the principal Cdk/Cyclin cell-cycle oscillator, has challenged the long-standing model of how cell cycle is regulated. This has opened a new avenue of research to explore whether other such autonomous clocks exist in the cell. We focus on timing mechanisms that may be at play in the biogenesis of other organelles. We use state-of-the-art techniques in live super-resolution microscopy, combined with genetics, biochemistry, biophysics and mathematical modelling, to address such biological phenomena.     

Join our laboratory!

Applications for a junior research assistant (JRA) and a postdoctoral associate (PDA) position are currently open. Contact us at [email protected] for details. 

JRA: Graduates (or soon-to-be graduates) of molecular, cellular or developmental biology are highly encouraged to apply. Please follow the link for formal application, details and requirements. Prior knowledge of molecular cloning and fly work is preferred, but not required. This position will involve carrying out an on-going research project along with handling a portion of the fly work in the lab.

PDA: Those who obtained PhD in applied physics, cell biology, biophysics, genetics, bioengineering, systems/synthetic biology or a related field are equally encouraged to apply. For candidates with background in biology, some prior knowledge of quantitative modelling or bioinformatics is highly encouraged, but not required. For candidates with background in physics/mathematics, experience in biology-related projects is preferred. The research project will vary depending on candidate's interest and experience, but it will likely be at the interface of biological and physical sciences.