Local researcher among world’s top scientists

Local researcher among world’s top scientists

An associate professor of physiology from SEGi University’s Faculty of Medicine has been named among the world’s top 2% scientists by Stanford University.

Dr Rebecca Wong Shin Yee (pic), who is the head of preclinical sciences at the faculty, joins the world’s most-cited scientists in various disciplines on the list, published in October last year.

“Dr Wong’s achievements have set a high standard for our faculty members to follow. Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Wong, ” said SEG International Berhad group executive director and group chief executive officer Hew Moi Lan.

Dr Wong is a trained and registered medical practitioner. Her interests in leukaemia, stem cell and medical education research have yielded more than 30 publications in high-impact international journals.

Her works have been cited more than 2,000 times by researchers worldwide. She has also published five academic books in the field of physiology.

“This is a great honour. I view this as a motivational force to continue pursuing my research and doing my best in advancing healthcare, ” she said.

Recently, Dr Wong has been invited to be one of the judges at the 11th Malaysian e-Symposium of Biomedical Science and a peer reviewer at the International Conference on Digital Learning and Technology 2021.

Dr Wong is frequently invited to be a peer reviewer by many high-impact international journals such as PLoS ONE, Cell Biochemistry and Function, Journal of International Nanomedicine, Journal of Cell Science and Therapy, Journal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Cell Proliferation, Journal of Diabetes Research, Journal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Biomed Research International, Food and Function, Archives of Medical Research, Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as well as Journal of International Medical Research.

She was awarded the Malaysia Most Impactful Young Educator Award in 2019. Other recognitions include Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians Awards 2018 by Junior Chamber International; Outstanding Young Scientist/Student Award 2011 at the Asian Congress of Biotechnology 2011 in Shanghai, China; first prize for the Young Investigator Award at the Diabetes Asia 2010 Conference by the National Diabetes Institute Malaysia; and the Elsevier Journal Best Paper Award (Biotechnology Advances) in 2011.