Dr. Lee Soo Ching graduated with a PhD from the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Malaya. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the same
department, supported by a US NIH-funded research grant, in collaboration with New York
University, USA. Prior to her current position, she was a post-doctoral research fellow under
the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), also at University of Malaya, where
assessed the influence of gut microbiota on systemic immune activation and age-associated
diseases in patients receiving suppressive ART. Besides her current research project, she is
also assisting in various multidisciplinary research projects including clinical studies (i.e.
gastro and oral mucositis, palliative and obesity-related colorectal cancer), an intervention
study (i.e. β-Carotene Rich-Red Palm Oil-Fortified Biscuit), and general human health (i.e.
neurogenerative disease and global microbiome conservancy). The Global Microbiome
Conservancy project is a collaborative effort with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology