Yvonne Lim

Yvonne Lim

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yvonne Lim

Dr. Yvonne Lim Ai Lian is a professor at the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur and a council member of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM). Her research focuses on host-parasite interactions and the epidemiology and control of neglected tropical diseases primarily among the indigenous communities. Her work has been funded by various national and international grants (eg. US NIH grant). Currently, together with researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, her team is further elucidating the role of gut microbiota-helminth association with nutritional status and inflammatory responses. She has published more than 225 scientific papers, 9 book chapters and 3 books. She has supervised more than 30 postgraduate students to completion. She was a visiting researcher at the Scottish Parasite Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory (formerly SPDL), Glasgow, Scotland; a visiting fellow at the Department of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Australia and visiting professor at the Department of Molecular Parasitology and Tropical Diseases, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was also one of the women leader mentors in the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Programme. She recently completed her Fulbright Scholar Program at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.