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Staff Profile: Amy Chou (Dr)


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Amy Chou (Dr)
Lee Wee Nam Library
50 Nanyang Avenue NS3-05-43
Nanyang Technological University
(S) 639798
(65) 6513-8550


Amy is a Manager with the Research Data Management Team. She provides advocacy on research data and related matters, conducts Data Management Plan workshops, and manages library guides and FAQs.

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • BSc (Cell and Molecular Biology), Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Amy is a member of the Research Data Management (RDM) Team at NTU Libraries since Feb 2020. Prior to this, she was a Medical cum Scholarly Communications Librarian at the National University of Singapore, from 2016-2020. Her areas of expertise include RDM, bibliometrics and systematic reviews. She gave talks on research data documentation and storage at Research Compliance and Integrity Townhalls and post-graduate lectures at the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering. Before entering librarianship, she spent a year as Scientific Officer at a clinical diagnostics laboratory, managing a research database and operations. She also has 8 years of post-doctoral research experience at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research. 

She is currently a member of the Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAPAssociation USA, and the Library Association of Singapore

Skills & Interests

  • Data Analytics and Visualisation for Managers, NUS SCALE, 18-20 Sep 2019
  • Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Summit, Florida, USA, 14-17 May 2019
  • Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians Institute, Sydney, Australia, 12-16 Nov 2018
  • Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Research Training, Singhealth, 2016
  • ​Human Subjects Research, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, 2015

Publications, Presentations & Works

Selected publications:

  • Chou AM, Sem KP, Lam WJ, Ahmed S, Lim CY. Redundant functions of I-BAR family members, IRSp53 and IRTKS, are essential for embryonic development. Sci Rep. 7:40485, 2017. 
  • Sudhaharan T, Sem KP, Liew HF, Yu YH, Goh WI, Chou AM, Ahmed S. The Rho GTPase Rif signals through IRTKS, Eps8 and WAVE2 to generate dorsal membrane ruffles and filopodia. J Cell Sci. 129(14): 2829-40, 2016. 
  • Chou AM, Sem KP, Wright GD, Sudhaharan T, Ahmed S. Dynamin1 interacts with IRSp53 protein and works with mammalian enabled (Mena) protein and Eps8 to regulate filopodial dynamics. J Biol Chem. 289(35): 24383-96, 2014. 
  • Bu W, Chou AM, Lim KB, Sudhaharan T, Ahmed S. The Toca-1-N-WASP complex links filopodia formation to endocytosis. J Biol Chem. 284(17):11622-36, 2009. 
  • Chou AM, Sae-Lim V, Hutmacher DW, Lim TM. Tissue Engineering of a Periodontal Ligament-Alveolar Bone Graft Construct. The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 21: 526–534, 2006. 
  • Zhou YF, Sae-Lim V, Chou AM, Hutmacher DW, Lim TM. Does seeding density affect in vitro mineral nodules formation in novel composite scaffolds? Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A. 78(1):183 – 93, 2006.

Guides created by Amy