Dr CH'NG Jun Hong
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, NUS

Dr Ch'ng Jun Hong is an instructor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at NUS. His research work is on the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum which kills about 400,000 people every year. One factor highly associated with severe malaria is parasite rosetting – when parasitised red blood cells (RBCs) bind to uninfected RBCs to form cell clusters. His group focuses on the dynamics of rosette formation in different blood types and also looks for novel approaches to disperse or prevent rosette formation to treat or reduce the incidence of malaria complications.  

Dr Ch'ng holds a joint appointment with NUS-SCELSE, and his project with Asst Prof. Kimberly Kline's lab will investigate the role of polymicrobial infections in wound models and elucidate the basis of inter-species growth enhancement.