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Thazin Nwe Aung, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate



Thazin Nwe Aung obtained her PhD in biomedical science under the supervision of Prof. David Adelson at the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2019. During her PhD, she focused on understanding the mechanisms of cellular signalling, communications and interactions, especially those involving cancer apoptosis, metastases, and immune function by using molecular genetics and systems biology approaches. Upon completion of her PhD, she moved to Yale University and has since been working as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Prof. David Rimm. Her current work focuses on developing signature prognostic/predictive biomarkers associated with recurrence and responsiveness to immunotherapy in cancer using spatial transcriptomics.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Adelaide, Dept of Molecular and Biomedical Science (2019)
  • MS
    Yangon Technological University, Biotechnology/Molecular Genetics (2006)
  • BS (Hon)
    Yangon Technological University, Biotechnology/Molecular Genetics (2004)


  • Developing spatial specific gene signatures for resistance to immunotherapy in Melanoma
    Brisbane City, QLD, Australia 2022
    Multi-Omics 2022

Professional Service

Yale UniversityEvent Organizer for Career Cafe and Pint of Postdoc seminar series. 2020 - 2022

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