National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Catherine W.M. ONG MBBS MRCP(UK) MMed (Int Med) PhD FAMS FRCP is Assistant Professor with the Department of Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore (NUS), Consultant with the Division of Infectious Diseases in the National University Hospital, Visiting Consultant at the Singapore Tuberculosis Control Unit and Principal Investigator in the Institute for Health Innovation and Technology in NUS. She is Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The IJTLD) Secretary to the ESCMID Study Group for Mycobacterial Infections (ESGMYC), Vice-President of the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore) and Treasurer of the College of Clinician-Scientist in the Academy of Medicine Singapore. Catherine graduated in medicine from NUS and during Infectious Diseases specialist training completed a full-time PhD at Imperial College London under the mentorship of Professor Jon S. FRIEDLAND, funded by the competitive National Research Foundation – Ministry of Health Scholarship, National Medical Research Council (NMRC).
Her laboratory focuses on Tuberculosis host-pathogen interactions, biomarker discovery including rapid tests and TB host-directed therapies, with her works published in the Lancet Infectious Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, European Respiratory Journal and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Catherine serves the Ministry of Health Singapore in committees and her team works closely with the World Health Organisation and WHO Coordinating Centres with current initiatives focusing on improving clinical management of TB in older adults. She was recipient of a Presidential Award prize at the American Society for Leukocyte Biology 2011, Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2012, International Investigator Award by the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2013, NMRC Transition Award 2015, Institut Merieux-SIDS Young Investigator Award 2018 and NMRC Clinician Scientist Award 2018.