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Ai Na Ng"Endoplasmic reticulum dynamics in hippocampal neurons" (candidate for a postdoctoral position)

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Ai Na Ng

Date of birth May 22, 1979

Present position PhD student
Department of Clinical Sciences
Laboratory for Experimental Brain Research
Lund University, Sweden

Academic Positions
2006-present PhD student,
Laboratory for Experimental Brain Research, Lund University.

2003-2005 BSc Molecular Biology (2:1),
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

1997-2000 Diploma in Biotechnology,
Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore.

Professional Experience/Activities

2005-2006 Research Assistant,
Tumour Virology Laboratory,
Division of Johns Hopkins Singapore, Singapore.

2005 Summer project (supervised by Dr Maria Vogelauer),
Wellcome Tust Center for Cell Biology,
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

2004 Summer project (supervised by Dr Hakan Toresson),
Division of Neuroscience,
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

2002-2003
Research Assistant,
Neuromuscular Laboratory,
National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore.

2001-2002 Research Assistant,
Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory,
Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore.

2000-2001 Laboratory Technologist,
DNA Vaccine Laboratory,
Johns Hopkins Singapore, Singapore.
1999-2000 Intern,
Asthma and Allergy Laboratory,
National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Scientific Meetings
Poster presentation at the 6th FENS Forum of European Neuroscience, July 2008, Geneva, Switzerland.
Poster presentation on Neuroscience Day, May 2008, Lund University, Sweden.
Poster presentation at the Keystone meeting on Alzheimer’s Disease, March 2008, Keystone, Colorado, USA.
Poster presentation at the 4th Combined Scientific Meeting Incorporating the Second Singapore Microarray Meeting, January 2003

Awards
2008 Travel grant from Kungliga Fysiografiska Sälskapet, Sweden
Travel grant from Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden.
2006 Nordic Center of Excellence Scholarship for PhD studies in Sweden.
2005 The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh Scholarship for PhD studies in United Kingdom (offered).
2003-2005
The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh Scholarship for BSc studies.
1997-2000 Singapore Ministry of Education Grant for Diploma studies.

Selected publications

Ng, A.N. and Toresson, H. γ-secretase and metalloproteinase activity regulate the distribution of endoplasmic reticulum to hippocampal neuron dendritic spines. FASEB J. 2008 Aug; 22(8): 2832-42 (Epub 2008 Apr 18).
NMDA receptor stimulation induces reversible fission of the neuronal endoplasmic reticulum. Kucharz K, Krogh M, Ng AN, Toresson H. PLoS One. 2009;4(4):e5250. Epub 2009 Apr 21.

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