Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Sunny Wong
Associate Professor of Nutrition, Digestion and Metabolism and Assistant Dean, Academic Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
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Dr Sunny Wong is a clinician-scientist and an Associate Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He received his MBChB with Honors at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his DPhil in University of Oxford on human genetics and infectious diseases. He completed his clinical training in gastroenterology and endoscopy in the Prince of Wales Hospital Hong Kong. His main research interest is on gut microbiome, investigating the host-microbe interaction in digestive and metabolic diseases, and exploring this for discovery of novel biomarkers and therapeutics. He has won several awards, including the Asia Pacific Digestive Week Emerging Leaders Lectureship (2021), the Sir David Todd Lectureship (2020), the Lo Ying Shek Chi Wai Foundation Meritorious Research Award (2020), and the Croucher Foundation Award (2014). He has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles including papers in Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Gastroenterology and Gut. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Microbiome; Nutrition; Digestive Diseases; Metabolic Syndrome; Obesity
 
  • Assessing the interaction of skin microbiome and epigenome in atopic dermatitis
  • Centre for Microbiome Medicine (CMM)
  • Developing a multi-chamber microfluidic chip to model probiotic transit through the human gastrointestinal tract
  • Integrating Next-Generation Sequencing Into UnderGraduate Health Training (INSIGHT)
Awards
Asia Pacific Digestive Week Emerging Leaders Lectureship (2021)
Sir David Todd Lectureship (2020)
Lo Ying Shek Chi Wai Foundation Meritorious Research Award (2020)
Croucher Foundation Award (2014)
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (London, Edinburgh)
Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists
Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Physicians
Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine