Janette Tong

Dr

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Biography

Janette Tong is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, where she works to develop stem cell-based models for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her work has made significant contribution to fields of psychiatry, neuroscience and cell biology; specifically in the area of dopamine physiology, neural development, evolutionary biology and protein targeting.  

Working at the interface of psychiatric genetics, bioinformatics and neuroscience, Dr Tong developed a novel pipeline to prioritise functional annotations of hundreds of disease-associated DNA variations in ADHD. Findings from this study were published in the leading journal Molecular Psychiatry, disseminated through invited oral presentations at premier international conferences, as well as led to two international conference awards. With a rising career trajectory and cross-disciplinary research across multiple leading institutes, Dr Tong’s achievements have been recognised with awards from EUNETHYDIS International Conferences in the UK, International Society of Psychiatric Genetics in the US and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Excellence at Monash University. She has received research support from various competitive funding resources including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Society for Mental Health Research and Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation. She is currently a Peter Doherty Fellow of the NHMRC.  

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Mar 2009Jul 2013

Keywords

  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • genetics
  • gene expression
  • ipsc
  • electrophysiology

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Projects 2014 2021

Research Output 2011 2018

Genome-wide association study reveals novel genetic locus associated with intra-individual variability in response time

Pinar, A., Hawi, Z., Cummins, T., Johnson, B., Pauper, M., Tong, J., Tiego, J., Finlay, A., Klein, M., Franke, B., Fornito, A. & Bellgrove, M. A., 4 Oct 2018, In : Translational Psychiatry. 8, 1, 8 p., 207.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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The role of cadherin genes in five major psychiatric disorders: A literature update

Hawi, Z., Tong, J., Dark, C., Yates, H., Johnson, B. & Bellgrove, M. A., 1 Mar 2018, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 177, 2, p. 168-180 13 p., AJMGB32592.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Allelic variation in dopamine D2 receptor gene is associated with attentional impulsiveness on the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11)

Taylor, J. B., Cummins, T. D. R., Fox, A. M., Johnson, B. P., Tong, J. H., Visser, T. A. W., Hawi, Z. & Bellgrove, M., 16 Jan 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Tong, J., Hawi, Z. & Bellgrove, M. A., 2017, Developmental Disorders of the Brain. Rinehart, N. J., Bradshaw, J. L. & Enticott, P. G. (eds.). 2nd ed. Routledge, p. 119-138 20 p. (Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Rare DNA variants in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene increase risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a next-generation sequencing study

Hawi, Z., Cummins, T. DR., Tong, J., Arcos-Burgos, M., Zhao, Q., Matthews, N., Newman, D. P., Johnson, B., Vance, A., Heussler, H. S., Levy, F., Easteal, S., Wray, N., Kenny, E., Morris, D., Kent, L., Gill, M. & Bellgrove, M. A., Apr 2017, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 22, p. 580-584 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

4th J-Eunethydis Prize

Ho Shuen Janette Tong (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (Early Career)

Ho Shuen Janette Tong (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Early Career Investigator finalist award

Ho Shuen Janette Tong (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellowship Achievement Award

Ho Shuen Janette Tong (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Ho Shuen Janette Tong (Recipient), 16 Dec 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2015

  • 4 Peer review responsibility

Molecular Psychiatry (Journal)

Janette Tong (Peer reviewer)
Nov 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

BMC Medical Genetics (Journal)

Janette Tong (Peer reviewer)
Feb 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment (Journal)

Janette Tong (Peer reviewer)
Nov 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry (Journal)

Janette Tong (Peer reviewer)
Nov 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility