SKB Lab - always looking to improve
If you are always looking to improve yourself as well as the others around you, SKB lab is a right option for you. This is the first set of plants grown in SKB Lab.
in Photo: Jin Hsien Choo, Emma Mayers, Chin Lin Wong, Suresh, David Richter and Tony Bui
Here is a student, who managed to publish with us even before starting his PhD! Sourav is interested in exploiting computational approaches to decipher principles of splicing and how they are related to thermal response in plants.
Craig continued as a postdoctoral fellow after completing his PhD in the group. He developed SpliSER, a tool to quantify splice-site usage during his PhD. Craig is the only member of the group to have undergone leadership training!
Rucha completed her PhD in India and joined SKB lab in 2020. Rucha is interested in understanding the mechanisms that mediated down regulation of gene expression in presense of repeat expansions in diseases like Friedreich's ataxia.
Nawar completed his PhD from the University of Adelaide and joined our group in 2019. Nawar is the manager of the lab and keeps everything in check in free time, while exploring thermal responses in Arabidopsis.
Aiswarya is an undergraduate student of IISER, Kolkata and is currently doing a virtual internship in SKB Lab. COVID could have induced lock downs, but it is not going to block enthusiastic students coming up with innovative solutions such as the virtual internship sought by Aiswarya!
James came to SKB lab as a volunteer when he joined Monash and came back to do an in the lab. James started to work with Drosophila in the lab. James is interested in sex-specific splicing differences.
Riley joined SKB Lab to carry out an undergraduate research project through the Riley's work is focused on optimising SpliSER for human data.
Stefan joined SKB Lab to carry out an undergraduate research project through the He has an interest in computational approaches to understand biology and has joined SKB lab for an undergraduate research project.
Elaine Xinyu Zhang
Elaine joined SKB Lab through the in the winter of 2021. Elaine is interested in genetics and genomics and exploring a diverse sets of projects.
Hongyu joined the group through the in the winter of 2021. Hongyu subsequently joined SKB Lab to carry out a research project through the GEN3990 unit.
Sureshkumar Malluppatti Balasubramanian @ Suresh is interested in uncovering generalizable principles in biology. He provides great help to his group members by not interfering in their progress! In addition he is passionate to promote awareness of unconscious bias and systemic racism in Academia and strives to promote research ethics and integrity.