Senior ScientistA*STAR Infectious Diseases Labs (ID Labs)
Siew-Wai Fong obtained her PhD in human physiology from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She joined A*STAR Infectious Diseases Labs to work on bridging the knowledge gap of vector-pathogen-host interactions in mosquito-borne virus transmission. Since 2020, she has conducted extensive research on the human immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Key findings from her in-depth immunophenotyping of COVID-19 patients have aided Singapore’s efforts to tackle COVID-19. Her COVID-19 research works have been published in international scientific journals such as the Lancet, Nature and EMBO.
A two-year study uncovers potential immune biomarkers to detect long COVID, and evidence that its