Dr Choy Mun-Kit
British Heart Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
PhD, University of Cambridge, 2007
MMedSc, University of Malaya, 2003
BSc (Genetics and Molecular Biology), First Class Honours, University of Malaya, 2001
University of Cambridge, UK
Tel no. :
+44(0) 1223 762582
Fax no. :
+44(0) 1223 331505
Involvement with UTAR in academic & research

Contact Person:
  -  Mr Goh Hock Guan ,
(Faculty of Information and Communication Technology)

(1) Research

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.

(2) Teaching

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 and 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


Life membership of Clare Hall and Gates Scholars' Alumni Association

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


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