Michael King-Hwa Ling, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor in Genetics and Neurosciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Email: lkh@upm.edu.my

Biography: Dr. Michael KH Ling is a developmental neurogeneticist and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia. He has an interest in the field of neurogenetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. He pursued his Ph.D. in Neurogenetics at Professor Hamish Scott’s laboratory, University of Adelaide, Australia. He won a Dean’s Commendation for An Outstanding Thesis Award and the CCB Award for his doctoral dissertation entitled, “Identification of transcripts involved in differentiation, proliferation and developmental networks of the mouse cerebral cortex”. He has published various articles in peer-reviewed journals of high impact factors such as Genome Research, Genome Biology, Cell Reports, Cerebral Cortex, Science Advances and Nature Communications. He has also won various research (UPM R&D Silver Medal, best poster and oral presentations and travel grants) and academic (NSF, MIFRS, AFSI, UPMSTS, ASM-Lindau Foundation, IBRO/ISN Research Fellowship, IBRO and CAEN-ISN Return Home Grants) awards throughout his early career as a neuroscientist. He spent about 4-year as the IBRO/ISN Research Fellow in Professor Bruce Yankner’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Dr. Ling is an active member of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences and was the past Vice President and Honorary Treasurer of the society. He was also the Malaysian representative to the Governing Council of International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) (2012-2019) and Federation of Asia-Oceania Neuroscience Societies (FAONS) (2012-2017), two sister organizations that oversee the development of neuroscience discipline in the world and Asia Pacific regions, respectively. Currently, he is the elected council member of Asia Pacific Neurochemistry Society (APSN) (2020-2024). He is a strong advocate of science outreach programs in the country via the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Science Malaysia (YSN-ASM) (2012-2021), a prestigious network where he served as one of the protem committee members during its establishment.

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