Dr. Ong Lin Kooi

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Lecturer
School of Pharmacy

Ong.LinKooi@monash.edu
+603 5515 9750
Room  2-5-32 (2)

Dr Ong Lin Kooi joined School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia as Lecturer in Basic Physiology in May 2019. Prior to the appointment, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, Australia. He graduated with a PhD in Medical Biochemistry in 2012 and completed 2.5-year Post-Doctoral training in 2014 at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The broad area of his research interest in Neuroscience and Medical Biochemistry. His research expertise is in translational stroke research. He uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand the relationship between brain function and cognitive performance in health and disease. He pursues the development of novel and innovative therapies to promote recovery of brain function following stroke or other neurological conditions. He is passionate to undertake research along discovery science to clinical translation with clear research impact to the society, economy and culture beyond the contribution to academic research. Dr Ong consistently disseminate his research outcomes nationally and internationally through publications, presentations, collaboration, training opportunities, community engagements and media. He has published 37 peer reviewed articles (12 as first author and 6 as senior/corresponding author), 1 book chapter, >25 conference abstracts, and >10 science communication articles.

Qualifications

- Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Biochemistry, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 2012

- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), The University of Newcastle, Australia, 2008

- Bachelor of Biomedical Science, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 2007

Expertise

- Neuroscience

- Medical Biochemistry

- Stroke

- Neurodegeneration

- Stress Biology

Research Experience

May 2019 - Current: Lecturer (Basic Physiology) for School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia.

Mar 2019 - Current: Conjoint Fellow, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

Apr 2015 - Feb 2019: Senior/Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Newcastle, Australia on translational stroke research.

Mar 2012 - Dec 2014: Research Associate, The University of Newcastle, Australia on inflammation and neurodegeneration.

Employment History

May 2019 - Current: Lecturer (Basic Physiology) for School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia

Mar 2019 - Current: Conjoint Fellow, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Apr 2015 - Feb 2019: Senior/Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Mar 2012 - Dec 2014: Research Associate, The University of Newcastle, Australia

2008 - 2018: Casual Lecturer, Tutor, Lab Demonstrator for School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Awards and Honours

2020

  • Staff Publication Award from School of Pharmacy
  • ALBA-FKNE-YIBRO grant
  • MSC Virtual 2020 Best Publication Award - Non-Clinical from Malaysia Stroke Conference

2018

  • Publication of the Month from School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, The University of Newcastle, Australia for Ong et al., 2018, Stroke

2017

  • Travel Award to present "Growth hormone as neurorestorative therapy after stroke" at ANS 2017, Sydney

2014

  • Postgraduate Travel Award to present "The role of inflammation and dopamine synthesis in Parkinson's disease" at APSN 2014, Taiwan

2011

  • Postgraduate Travel Award to present "Sustained phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase at serine 40 in vivo" at ISN 2011, Greece

2008 - 2012

  • UNIPRS Tuition Fee Scholarship and UNRS External Scholarship from The University of Newcastle, Australia

2005

  • Academic Excellence in Year 1 from The University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Ong Lin Kooi research expertise is in translational stroke research, with a particular focus on understanding the biological mechanisms of post-stroke cognitive impairment, investigating the impact of chronic stress on stroke recovery, and developing and testing novel interventions to enhance brain repair after stroke. He has extensive experience in a wide range of technical repertoire including pre-clinical modellings, behavioural/functional assessments, rodent stereotaxic surgery, cell culture, advanced imaging techniques, microscopy, histology analysis, and biochemical assays. His research interests are not restricted solely to basic science. He coordinated a human study investigating the impact of stress on brain function in stroke survivors and healthy participants. He has extensive hands-on experience in the bioanalysis of clinical samples, including blood, saliva and hair.

Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)

2020

Gyawali, P., Hinwood, M., Chow, W. Z., Kluge, M. G., Ong, L. K., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. Exploring the relationship between fatigue and circulating levels of the pro-inflammatory biomarkers interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein in the chronic stage of stroke recovery: a cross-sectional study. BBI - Health. In Press.

Chow, W. Z., Ong, L. K., Kluge, M. G., Gyawali, P., Walker, F. R. & Nilsson, M. Similar cognitive deficits in mice and humans in the chronic phase post-stroke identified using the touchscreen-based paired-associate learning task. Sci Rep. Accepted.

Sanchez-Bezanilla, S., Aberg, N. D., Crock, P., Walker, F. R., Nilsson, M., Isgaard, J., & Ong, L. K. (2020) Growth Hormone Treatment Promotes Remote Hippocampal Plasticity after Experimental Cortical Stroke. Int J Mol Sci, 21(12), 4563.

Sanchez-Bezanilla, S., Aberg, N. D., Crock, P., Walker, F. R., Nilsson, M., Isgaard, J., & Ong, L. K. (2020) Growth Hormone Promotes Motor Function after Experimental Stroke and Enhances Recovery-Promoting Mechanisms within the Peri-Infarct Area. Int J Mol Sci, 21(2), 606.

Gyawali, P., Chow, W. Z., Hinwood, M., Kluge, M. G., English, C., Ong, L. K., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. Opposing associations of stress and resilience with functional outcomes in stroke survivors in the chronic phase of stroke: a cross-sectional study. Front Neurol. 11, 230.

2019

Kluge, M. G., Abdolhoseini, M., Zalewska, K., Ong, L. K., Johnson, S. J., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. (2019). Spatiotemporal analysis of impaired microglia process movement at sites of secondary neurodegeneration post-stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 39(12), 2456-2470.

Sanchez Bezanilla, S., Nilsson, M., Walker, F. R., & Ong, L. K. (2019) Can We Use 2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium Chloride-Stained Brain Slices for Other Purposes? The Application of Western Blotting. Front. Mol. Neurosci. 12:181.

Sanchez Bezanilla, S., TeBay, C., Nilsson, M., Walker, F. R., & Ong, L. K. (2019) Visual discrimination impairment after experimental stroke is associated with disturbances in the polarization of the astrocytic aquaporin-4 and increased accumulation of neurotoxic proteins. Exp. Neurol. 318, 232–243.

Pietrogrande, G., Zalewska, K., Zhao, Z., Abdolhoseini, M., Chow, W. Z., Sanchez Bezanilla, S., Ong, L. K., Johnson, S. J., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. (2019) Low oxygen post conditioning prevents thalamic secondary neuronal loss caused by excitotoxicity after cortical stroke. Sci Rep, 9 (1), 4841

2018

Ong, L. K., Chow, W. Z., TeBay, C., Kluge, M., Pietrogrande, G., Zalewska, K., Crock, P., Åberg, N. D., Bivard, A., Johnson, S. J., Walker, F. R., Nilsson, M., & Isgaard, J. (2018). Growth hormone improves cognitive function after experimental stroke. Stroke, 49(5), 1257-1266.

Lillicrap, T., Garcia-Esperon, C., Walker, F. R., Ong, L. K., Nilsson, M., Spratt, N., Levi. C., Parsons, M., Isgaard, J., & Bivard, A. (2018). Growth hormone deficiency is frequent after recent stroke. Front Neurol, 9, 713

Zalewska, K., Pietrogrande, G., Ong, L. K., Abdolhoseini, M., Kluge, M., Johnson, S. J., Walker, F. R. & Nilsson, M. (2018). Sustained administration of corticosterone at stress-like levels after stroke suppressed glial reactivity at sites of thalamic secondary neurodegeneration. Brain Behav Immun, 69, 210-222.

Sominsky, L., Ong, L. K., Ziko, I., Dickson, P. W. & Spencer, S. J. (2018). Neonatal overfeeding increases capacity for catecholamine biosynthesis from the adrenal gland acutely and long-term in the male rat. Mol Cell Endocrinol, 470, 295-303.

Kluge, M. G., Jones, K., Ong, L. K., Gowing, E. K., Nilsson, M., Clarkson, A. N., & Walker, F. R. (2018). Age dependent disturbances of neuronal and glial protein expression profiles in areas of secondary neurodegeneration post-stroke. Neuroscience, 393, 185-195.

English, C., Janssen, H., Crowfoot, G., Callister, R., Dunn, A., Mackie, P., Oldmeadow, C., Ong, L. K., Palazzi, K., Patterson, A., Spratt, N. J., Walker, F. R., Bernhardt, J., & Dunstan, D. W. (2018). Breaking Up Sitting Time after Stroke (BUST-Stroke). Int J Stroke, 13, 921-931.

English, C., Janssen, H., Crowfoot, G., Bourne, J., Callister, R., Dunn, A., Oldmeadow, C., Ong, L. K., Palazzi, K., Patterson, A., Spratt, N. J., Walker, F. R., Dunstan, D. W., & Bernhardt, J. (2018). Frequent, short bouts of light-intensity exercises while standing decreases systolic blood pressure: BUST-Stroke trial. Int J Stroke, 13, 932-940.

2017

Ong, L. K., Zhao, Z., Kluge, M., Walker, F. R., & Nilsson, M. (2017). Chronic stress exposure following photothrombotic stroke is associated with increased levels of Amyloid beta accumulation and altered oligomerisation at sites of thalamic secondary neurodegeneration in mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab, 37(4), 1338-1348.

Ong, L. K., Walker, F. R., & Nilsson, M. (2017). Is Stroke a Neurodegenerative Condition? A Critical Review of Secondary Neurodegeneration and Amyloid-beta Accumulation after Stroke. AIMS Medical Science, 4(1), 1-16.

Zhao, Z., Ong, L. K., Johnson, S., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. (2017). Chronic stress induced disruption of the peri-infarct neurovascular unit following experimentally induced photothrombotic stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab, 37(12), 3709-3724.

Zalewska, K., Ong, L. K., Johnson, S. J., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. (2017). Oral administration of corticosterone at stress-like levels drives microglial but not vascular disturbances post-stroke. Neuroscience, 352, 30-38.

Kluge, M. G., Kracht, L., Abdolhoseini, M., Ong, L. K., Johnson, S. J., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. (2017). Impaired microglia process dynamics post-stroke are specific to sites of secondary neurodegeneration. Glia, 65(12): 1885-1899.

Ong, L. K., Zhao, Z., Kluge, M., TeBay, C., Zalewska, K., Dickson, P. W., Johnson, S., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. (2017). Reconsidering the role of glial cells in chronic stress-induced dopaminergic neurons loss within the substantia nigra? Friend or foe? Brain Behav Immun, 60, 117-125.

Ong, L. K., Nilsson, M., & Walker, F. R. (2017). Authors' response re: "Reconsidering the role of glial cells in chronic stress-induced dopaminergic neurons loss within the substantia nigra? Friend of foe?" by Ong et al. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 2016. Brain Behav Immun, 60, 384.

Ong, L. K., Page, S., Briggs, G. D., Guan, L., Dun, M. D., Verrills, N. M., Dunkley, P. R., & Dickson, P. W. (2017). Peripheral Lipopolysaccharide Challenge Induces Long-Term Changes in Tyrosine Hydroxylase Regulation in the Adrenal Medulla. J Cell Biochem, 118(8), 2096-2107.

Ong, L. K., Fuller, E. A., Sominsky, L., Hodgson, D. M., Dunkley, P. R., & Dickson, P. W. (2017). Early life peripheral lipopolysaccharide challenge reprograms catecholaminergic neurons. Sci Rep, 7, 40475.

2016

Peres, T. V., Ong, L. K., Costa, A. P., Eyng, H., Venske, D. K., Colle, D., Goncalves, F. M., Lopes, M. W., Farina, M., Aschner, M., Dickson, P. W., Dunkley, P. R., & Leal, R. B. (2016). Tyrosine hydroxylase regulation in adult rat striatum following short-term neonatal exposure to manganese. Metallomics, 8(6), 597-604.

James, M. H., Quinn, R. K., Ong, L. K., Levi, E. M., Smith, D. W., Dickson, P. W., & Dayas, C. V. (2016). Rapamycin reduces motivated responding for cocaine and alters GluA1 expression in the ventral but not dorsal striatum. Eur J Pharmacol, 784, 147-154.

2014

Ong, L. K., Guan, L., Damanhuri, H., Goodchild, A. K., Bobrovskaya, L., Dickson, P. W., & Dunkley, P. R. (2014). Neurobiological consequences of acute footshock stress: effects on tyrosine hydroxylase phosphorylation and activation in the rat brain and adrenal medulla. J Neurochem, 128(4), 547-560.

James, M. H., Quinn, R. K., Ong, L. K., Levi, E. M., Charnley, J. L., Smith, D. W., Dickson, P. W., & Dayas, C. V. (2014). mTORC1 inhibition in the nucleus accumbens 'protects' against the expression of drug seeking and 'relapse' and is associated with reductions in GluA1 AMPAR and CAMKIIalpha levels. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(7), 1694-1702.

2013

Sominsky, L., Fuller, E. A., Bondarenko, E., Ong, L. K., Averell, L., Nalivaiko, E., Dunkley, P. R., Dickson, P. W., & Hodgson, D. M. (2013). Functional programming of the autonomic nervous system by early life immune exposure: implications for anxiety. PLoS One, 8(3), e57700.

Bobrovskaya, L., Maniam, J., Ong, L. K., Dunkley, P. R., & Morris, M. J. (2013). Early life stress and post-weaning high fat diet alter tyrosine hydroxylase regulation and AT1 receptor expression in the adrenal gland in a sex dependent manner. Neurochem Res, 38(4), 826-833.

2012

Ong, L. K., Sominsky, L., Dickson, P. W., Hodgson, D. M., & Dunkley, P. R. (2012). The sustained phase of tyrosine hydroxylase activation in vivo. Neurochem Res, 37(9), 1938-1943.

Damanhuri, H. A., Burke, P. G., Ong, L. K., Bobrovskaya, L., Dickson, P. W., Dunkley, P. R., & Goodchild, A. K. (2012). Tyrosine hydroxylase phosphorylation in catecholaminergic brain regions: a marker of activation following acute hypotension and glucoprivation. PLoS One, 7(11), e50535.

Sominsky, L., Walker, A. K., Ong, L. K., Tynan, R. J., Walker, F. R., & Hodgson, D. M. (2012). Increased microglial activation in the rat brain following neonatal exposure to a bacterial mimetic. Behav Brain Res, 226(1), 351-356.

2011

Ong, L. K., Guan, L., Stutz, B., Dickson, P. W., Dunkley, P. R., & Bobrovskaya, L. (2011). The effects of footshock and immobilization stress on tyrosine hydroxylase phosphorylation in the rat locus coeruleus and adrenal gland. Neuroscience, 192, 20-27.

Ong, L. K., Bobrovskaya, L., Walker, F. R., Day, T. A., Dickson, P. W., & Dunkley, P. R. (2011). The effect of social defeat on tyrosine hydroxylase phosphorylation in the rat brain and adrenal gland. Neurochem Res, 36(1), 27-33.

Wynne, O., Horvat, J. C., Kim, R. Y., Ong, L. K., Smith, R., Hansbro, P. M., Clifton, V. L., & Hodgson, D. M. (2011). Neonatal respiratory infection and adult re-infection: effect on glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors in the hippocampus in BALB/c mice. Brain Behav Immun, 25(6), 1214-1222.

2010

Bobrovskaya, L., Damanhuri, H. A., Ong, L. K., Schneider, J. J., Dickson, P. W., Dunkley, P. R., & Goodchild, A. K. (2010). Signal transduction pathways and tyrosine hydroxylase regulation in the adrenal medulla following glucoprivation: an in vivo analysis. Neurochem Int, 57(2), 162-167.

2007

O'Leary, M. A., Schneider, J. J., Krishnan, B. P., Lavis, C., McKendry, A., Ong, L. K., & Isbister, G. K. (2007). Cross-neutralisation of Australian brown and tiger snake venoms with commercial antivenoms: Cross-reactivity or antivenom mixtures? Toxicon, 50(2), 206-213.

Books / Book Chapter

Walker, F. R., Ong, L. K., Nilsson, M. (2016) Chronic Stress-induced Changes in Microglia in Determining Vulnerability to Mood Disorders, PRIMER OF PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH, PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society, Los Angeles, CA 119-124.

Research Grants (Present)

Type of Grant: Network for Equity through Digital Health (NEED) Grant Scheme
Title of Research: Addressing disparity in diabetes prevention through Digital health supported PRe-diabetes Intervention, Management and Evaluation (PRIME) program based in Malaysian community pharmacies
Main Investigator: Dr Chong Chun Wie
Co-Investigator: Prof Kenneth Lee, Prof Gan Siew Hua, A/Prof Shaun Lee, Dr Mark Cheong, Dr Ong Lin Kooi, Dr Thor Teong Gee, Mr Wang Leong Seng, Dr Chong Chun Yong, Dr Lim Mei Kuan, Prof Simon Bell, Ny Yi Ling (Caring Pharmacy), Peter Ting (Bionime (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.)
Date/Duration: 2021 - 2023
Amount: RM 428,400


Type of Grant: Bridging Grant (School of Pharmacy)
Title of Research: Elucidating the biological mechanisms of secondary neurodegeneration after stroke
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Date/Duration: 2020
Amount: Amount: RM 5,000


Type of Grant: ECR Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship (The University of Newcastle)
Title of Research: The Glymphatic System: A Brain Waste Clearance Pathway as a Potential Target for Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Date/Duration: 2017 - 2020
Amount: AUD$ 95,200

Research Grants (Completed)

Type of Grant: Seed Grant (School of Pharmacy)
Title of Research: Deciphering the neurobiology of tropical plants as natural remedies for chronic stress induced neurodegeneration
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Co-Investigator: Dr. Khaw Kooi Yeong, Dr. Athirah Bakhtiar, Dr. Ong Yong Sze
Date/Duration: 2019
Amount: RM 20,000


Type of Grant: Industry Grant (Maestro Laboratories Sdn Bhd)
Title of Research: Toxicity study of Carica papaya leaves
Main Investigator: Dr. Khaw Kooi Yeong
Co-Investigator: Dr. Ong Yong Sze, Dr Ong Lin Kooi, Dr Gan Siew Hua
Date/Duration: 2019
Amount: RM 27,000


Type of Grant: Project Grant (Hunter Medical Research Institute)
Title of Research: Growth hormone as neurorestorative therapy after stroke
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Co-Investigator: Prof Michael Nilsson, Prof Rohan Walker, Prof Jorgen Isgaard
Date/Duration: 2018 - 2019
Amount: AUD$ 22,000


Type of Grant: Greaves Family Postgraduate Top Up Scholarship in Medical Research (Hunter Medical Research Institute)
Title of Research: The glymphatic system: A brain waste clearance pathway as a potential target for post-stroke cognitive impairment
Main Investigator: Miss Sonia Sanchez Bezanilla
Co-Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi, Prof Rohan Walker, Prof Michael Nilsson
Date/Duration: 2018-2019
Amount: AUD$ 10,000


Type of Grant: Mary Costello Alzheimer’s Research Pilot Grant (The University of Newcastle)
Title of Research: The glymphatic system – waste clearance system of the brain
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Date/Duration: 2017 - 2018
Amount: AUD$ 15,000


Type of Grant: Research Support Funding (Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury, the University of Newcastle)
Title of Research: Growth hormone as neurorestorative therapy after stroke
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Co-Investigator: Prof Michael Nilsson, Prof Rohan Walker, Prof Jorgen Isgaard
Date/Duration: 2017
Amount: AUD$ 10,000


Type of Grant: Medical Research Support Program (NSW Ministry of Health)
Title of Research: Assessment tools for stroke recovery
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Co-Investigator: Dr Gary Crowfoot, Dr Heidi Janssen, Dr Dianne Marsden, Dr Jodie Marquez, A/Prof Coralie English, Prof Rohan Walker
Date/Duration: 2017
Amount: AUD$ 9,896


Type of Grant: Project Grant (John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust)
Title of Research: Development and implementation of improved monitoring of psychological stress loads in patients recovering from stroke
Main Investigator: Conjoint A/Prof Michael Pollack
Co-Investigator: Prof Michael Nilsson, Prof Rohan Walker, Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Date/Duration: 2016 - 2017
Amount: AUD$ 20,000


Type of Grant: Equiptment Grant (The University of Newcastle)
Title of Research: iStat Blood Analyzer
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Co-Investigator: Dr Lucy Murtha, Dr Gary Crowfoot
Date/Duration: 2016
Amount: AUD$ 19,686


Type of Grant: Project Grant (Hunter Medical Research Institute)
Title of Research: Blocking the negative effects of stress on the brain to promote better healing of the brain after stroke
Main Investigator: Prof Rohan Walker
Co-Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi, Dr Ming Yang, Prof Sarah Johnson
Date/Duration: 2015 - 2016
Amount: AUD$ 20,000


Type of Grant: Young Investigator Travel Program (International Brain Research Organization)
Title of Research: Inflammation and dopamine synthesis in neurodegeneration
Main Investigator: Dr Ong Lin Kooi
Date/Duration: 2015
Amount: EUR 4000

Postgraduate (PhD)

Nurul Atiqah Zulazmi (PhD: 2020 - present)
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on epileptogenesis and neuropsychiatric disorders
- Co-supervisor

Chen Ken Fong (PhD: 2020 - present)
Understanding the mechanism of infection of Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus
- Co-supervisor

Chow Wei Zhen, the University of Newcastle, Australia (PhD: July - present)
Investigation of cognition after stroke - a translational approach
- Co-supervisor

Sonia Sánchez Bezanilla, the University of Newcastle, Australia (PhD: April 2017 - Awarded October 2020)
The Glymphatic System: A Brain Waste Clearance Pathway as a Potential Target for Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment
- Main Supervisor

Undergraduate

Clifford TeBay (Project in Biomedical Science, HUBS3409: Completed 2017)

Scott Page  (Project in Biomedical Science, HUBS3409: Completed 2014)

Inquiry & Innovation (PHR5151, PHR5252) 2020: Elene Tan, Quah Sean Ying, Soo Qiao Ying, Lim Chia Nee, Hiew Jing Yee, Kimberly Tan, Evonne Sii, Teo Zi Yan, Geetha Manogaran, Tay Kai Ching, Fatima Houssenaly

Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM)

September 2020 – current

Monash University Malaysia

Animal Ethics Committee (2020 – current)

Editorial Board

Neuroscience Research Notes

Review Editor

Frontiers in Neuroendocrine Science

Invited Reviewer

Biological Psychiatry, Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, Scientific Report, Molecular Neurobiology, Journal of Neurochemistry, International Journal of Stroke, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, CNS Drugs, Neurochemistry International, Journal of Neuroinflammation, Animal Cognition

Contributor for Blogging Stroke

https://journals.heart.org/bloggingstroke/

Early Career Researcher representative (2016 - 2018)

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy Research Committee, the University of Newcastle

Deputy Convenor, Newcastle (2015 - 2016)

Australian Society for Medical Research

Grant Review Panel

NHMRC Ideas Grant (2019 & 2020)

External Assessor

NHMRC Project Grant (2016 & 2018)

Media Coverage

2020

British Pharmacological Society “100 Scientists of Malaysia: Malaysian researchers across the globe”: https://www.bps.ac.uk/publishing/pharmacology-matters/august-2020/100-scientists-of-malaysia-malaysian-researchers

American Stroke Association “Meet the Blogger: Lin Kooi Ong, PhD”: https://journals.heart.org/bloggingstroke/2020/01/07/meet-the-blogger-lin-kooi-ong-phd/

2019

Penang Monthly “From Penang to the Outer Reaches of Science”: https://penangmonthly.com/article.aspx?pageid=15556&name=from_penang_to_the_outer_reaches_of_science&fbclid=IwAR1qnMQNBfdHwBKIVd-I-ROt8N9O6G-x5V2B0Ila7M_oMzT4iJJKy0ZV-uE

2018

Ong et al., 2018, Stroke has been a subject of a press release, featured in Channel 9, Newcastle Herald: https://www.9news.com.au/national/stroke-research-memory-loss-breakthrough/d449ecb6-d3e8-4614-8807-5b7e80321b21

https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/5426417/brain-fertiliser-is-growing-new-hope-for-stroke-survivors/

2017

Newcastle Herald “Medical research in the Hunter is shaping global health issues such as asthma, stroke and cancer.”: https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/4702152/researchers-tackle-global-health-issues/