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Jot Hui Ooi, PhD
Jot Hui Ooi, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow within Pfizer's Inflammation & Immunology Research Unit. She joined Pfizer in 2013 to carry out her postdoctoral research under the mentorship of Nilufer Seth and has recently been promoted to Senior Scientist in Tolerance Group reporting to Aaron Winkler. Her central research interest is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of action underlying immune tolerance induction.
Dr. Ooi received her BS in Biotechnology and Life Sciences from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan and her PhD in Pathobiology with a focus on Immunology from The Pennsylvania State University.
During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Ooi has discovered a novel role of a G-protein Coupled Receptors in promoting host immunity against intestinal inflammation through modulation of innate lymphoid cells and inflammasomes. She is specialized in mucosal immunology, autoimmunity, and gut microbiome, with advanced technical skills in the animal models of inflammation, multicolor fluorescence-activated cell sorting, cell-based assays, and molecular biology techniques.