International Collaborative Partner (ICP)

Name Dr. Choy Mun Kit
Qualification PhD University of Cambridge, UK
Master of Medical Science, UM
BSc (Genetics and Molecular Biology), Hons. First Class, UM
Organization University of Cambridge, UK
UTAR Contact Person Ts Dr Goh Hock Guan,
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cambridge University, January 2008 – April 2013. 
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Department of Medicine, Cambridge University, April 2007 – January 2008
  • Research Assistant, Molecular Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2002 – 2003.
  • Faculty member (Cambridge Genius: Great Moments in the History of Science), ASA Cambridge Experience, July 2009
  • Demonstrator, Statistics Course for Part II Biologists, University of Cambridge, 2006
  • Faculty member (Molecular Medicine), The Cambridge Tradition, Oxbridge Academic Programs, July 2006
  • Demonstrator, Molecular Genetics Course, University of Malaya, 2002-2003
Research Interests
  • Genome-wide regulation of transcription factor binding
  • DNA and histone methylation 
  • Transcriptional regulation in cardiomyopathy
Awards & Honours
  • Biographee of Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2011-2012
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Gates Cambridge Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), 2003
  • Overseas Research Studentship, 2003
  • Frank Smart Studentship (University of Cambridge), 2003
  • Skim Pasca Siswazah (Postgraduate Scheme) Scholarship, Malaysia, 2002
Professional Activities
  • Reviewer for a number of international journals
  • Invited speaker for a number of universities
  • Editorial board member of Genomes & Cells and Journal of Organ Biology
Professional Membership
Life membership of Clare Hall and Gates Scholars' Alumni Association
  • Published more than 10 publications in scientific and medical journals.
  • Board Member, Director of Membership, Gates Scholars' Alumni Association, 2010 – present
  • Alumni Representative of Cambridge Region, Gates Scholars' Alumni Association, 2008 – present
  • Vice President of Graduate Student Body, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, 2003 - 2004