Esther Kong

Clinical Research Coordinator

Esther Kong graduated in 2015 with a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia, and was actually a proteomics co-op student in the Aparicio lab from May to December of 2014. Since 2015 June, she returned to the lab as Research Assistant helping with molecular biological techniques in the lab. With her interest in research and impacting patient lives, she has taken on the role of clinical research coordinator, helping obtain patient consents and samples for our research biobank.


Accurate determination of CRISPR-mediated gene fitness in transplantable tumours.

Dissociation of solid tumor tissues with cold active protease for single-cell RNA-seq minimizes conserved collagenase-associated stress responses.

CLK-dependent exon recognition and conjoined gene formation revealed with a novel small molecule inhibitor.