Annette Shoba Vincent

Annette Shoba Vincent

Program Director, Biological Sciences
Associate Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences

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Born in Singapore, Annette Vincent completed her undergraduate degree majoring in biochemistry from the National University of Singapore. She went on to complete her Ph.D. under the mentorship of Emeritus Professor Sit Kim Ping at the National University of Singapore. She joined the Biological Sciences Program at CMU-Q in 2012.



Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), The National University of Singapore, Singapore              

B.Sc. (Hons), Biochemistry, The National University of Singapore, Singapore                                                                            

Teaching in Higher Education Certificate, Learning Academy, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore         

Problem-based Learning Facilitation Certificate, Learning Academy, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore                                             

Area Of Expertise


Tissue, cell and stem cell biology




Sulfite-mediated oxidative stress in kidney cells. Annette S Vincent, Beng Gek Lim, Jasmine Tan, Matthew Whiteman, Nam Seng Cheung, Barry Halliwell and Kim Ping Wong . Kidney Int. 65 pp 393-402, 2004.

A mechanism of sulfite neurotoxicity: direct inhibition of glutamate dehydrogenase. Xin Zhang, Annette S Vincent, Kim Ping Wong. J. Biol. Chem. 279(41) pp 43035-43045, 2004.

Action of diclofenac on kidney mitochondria and cells. Ng LE, Annette S Vincent, Halliwell B and Kim Ping Wong. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 378 pp 494-500, 2006.

Mitochondrial activities in peripheral tissues in Type 1 diabetes. HY Lim, Annette S Vincent, Kim Ping Wong. Mitochondrion 6(5):13-13, 2006

Nephrotoxicity of diclofenac. Lin Eng Ng, Hwee Ying Lim, Annette S Vincent, Barry Halliwell, Kim Ping Wong. Mitochondrion 6(5):13-14, 2006

Human skin fibroblasts display bioenergetics of cancer cells. Annette S. Vincent, Than T. Phan, Anandaroop Mukhopadhyay, Hwee Y. Lim, Barry Halliwell and Kim Ping Wong. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 128 pp 702-709, 2008.

The role of stem cell factor and c-KIT in keloid pathogenesis: do tyrosine kinase inhibitors have a potential therapeutic role? Mukhopadhyay A, Do DV, Ong CT, Khoo YT, Masilamani J, Chan SY, Vincent AS, Wong PK, Lim CP, Cao X, Lim IJ, Phan TT Br J Dermatol. 2011 Feb;164(2):372-86

Working Papers

16S microbial diversity in water distribution systems

Identification and characterization of Arthrobacter sp. infecting Bacillus bacteriophage – Shumi from sand sample

University Service

CMU-Q subcommittee of the task force on CMU Student Experience      

Career Advisory Council in CMU-Q


Use of next-generation sequencing to identify microbial population in environmental samples

Courses Taught

  • Experimental Techniques in Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Experimental Biochemistry
  • Stem Cell Engineering
  • Phage Genomics Research
  • Undergraduate Colloquium

Academic Projects

Bacteriophage research for water sanitation

Defining bacterial communities in drinking water systems in Qatar