Judy Wong is an associate professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. She obtained a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Toronto and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California in Berkeley.
The Wong laboratory investigates mechanisms responsible for the gross structural maintenance of the genome, the role of telomeres and telomerase in preventing chromosome erosion, and the cellular pathways that respond to DNA damage. Most cancers and premature aging syndromes share an observable loss of genome integrity. Her long-term goal is to discover genetic and pharmacological means to control cellular changes that affect stable genome maintenance.
"Canada Research Chair." Wong JMY. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 2006.
"Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar." Wong JMY. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. 2007.
"Telomere Maintenance, over a Lifespan, and in Telomere Maintenance Deficiency Syndromes." Wong JMY. UBC Department of Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy Seminar Series. Vancouver, BC. January 2015.
"Non-canonical telomerase functions, to protect against genotoxic events." Wong JMY. Second Canadian Symposium on Telomeres and Genome Integrity. Quebec City, QC. May 2014.
"Telomerase in Human Diseases." Wong JMY. UBC Department of Medical Genetics Seminar. Vancouver, BC. December 2013.
"Disease mechanisms of X-linked dyskeratosis congenita." Wong JMY. The 4th Australia-China Biomedical Research Conference: 2013 International Symposium on Aging Biology and Diseases. HangZhou, Zhejiang, CN. October 2013.
"Telomerase in human diseases." Wong JMY. UBC Department of Physiology Seminar Series. Vancouver, BC. April 2012.