Wee-Wei TEE

Lab Location: #6-14B   Email: wwtee@imcb.a-star.edu.sg   Tel: 65869642

Dr. Wee-Wei Tee completed his undergraduate studies at University College London in 2004, and went on to do his Ph.D. with Prof Azim Surani at the University of Cambridge, UK, under a Wellcome Trust Ph.D. scholarship. During his Ph.D, Wee-Wei developed a keen interest in the epigenetic control of stem cell and germ cell development. In particular, his studies uncovered a key role of an arginine methyltransferase, Prmt5, in early mouse embryonic development and in stem cell pluripotency. A developmental biologist by training, Wee-Wei then joined the laboratory of Prof. Danny Reinberg, a renowned chromatin biochemist and Howard Hughes Investigator at New York University School of Medicine, for his postdoctoral training. There, he focused his studies on deciphering the mechanistic principles of epigenetic gene silencing, particularly over genes regulated by the Polycomb Repressive Complex 2. Wee-Wei completed his postdoctoral training in September 2015. He has won several fellowships and awards, including the New York Stem Cell Foundation Druckenmiller postdoctoral fellowship and the highly competitive NIH Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) Award. In 2016, Wee-Wei was awarded the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship (Class of 2016). He is currently a Principal Investigator at A*STAR-IMCB, and also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology, NUS Medicine. In 2022, he was selected as an EMBO Global Investigator.

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