EDUCATION
2008 – present Masters of Science in Biology (National University of Singapore)
2006
Overseas Student Exchange Program, 1 semester (Concordia University)
2004 – 2008 Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honours (National University of Singapore)
2002 – 2003
GCE 'A' Levels (Victoria Junior College)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
I am interested in the ecology and evolution of primates, their natural history, and in particular, conservation biology.

RESEARCH PROJECT
My honours thesis work examined the evolution of handedness in non-human primates. Right-handedness is considered a hallmark of human evolution, and this preference is strongly linked to left cerebral hemisphere dominance for language and other cognitive functions. Literature suggests that human handedness has a genetic basis and primate origins. However, hand preferences in non-human primates differ from the human behavior. I examined laterality in seven species of Southeast Asian primates that lack data in the literature in relation to posture and task complexity.

My current research at the National University of Singapore examines the demography and ecology of the banded leaf monkeys (Presbytis femoralis) in Singapore. The banded langur is the largest extant primate on the island and possibly one of the rarest animal species left in our forests.

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PRESENTATIONS

2010 Public Lecture: Is there Hope for Saving the Banded Leaf Monkey in Singapore? An Evening Dedicated to Conserving Singapore's Biodiversity, Zoological Explorations in Singapore, Singapore.

2009 Presentation: The Evolution of Handedness in Primates. Willi Hennig XXVIII Meeting, Singapore.

2008 Poster: Hand Preferences for Unimanual and Coordinated Bimanual Tasks in Seven Species of Non-Human Primates. 13th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, Singapore.

SELECTED GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2010 Research Grant, Jane Goodall Institute Singapore
2009 - 2010 Ah Meng Conservation Fund, Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
2008 - 2010 Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore.
2009 First prize, Primate Behavioral Ecology course, Zoological Society of San Diego and Vietnam Forestry University.
2009 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Part-time), National University of Singapore.
2006 Student Exchange Program Award, National University of Singapore.
2001 Colors Award for Leadership (Tennis), Cedar Girls' Secondary School.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2009/2010 Teaching Assistant; LSM 3252: Evolution and Comparative Genomics, National University of Singapore.
2008/2009 Teaching Assistant; LSM 3252: Evolution and Comparative Genomics, National University of Singapore.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2009 - Present

Secretary: Southeast Asian Biodiversity Society;

Member: International Primatological Society, Willi Hennig Society.

SELECTED SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

2004 - 2006 Volunteer, Animal Concerns, Research and Education Society (ACRES), Singapore.

Huifang ANG

Hui Fang Andie ANG

Evolutionary Biology Laboratory (S2-02-01)
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
Science Drive 4
Singapore 117543 SINGAPORE


+65 6516 2968 (Lab)
+65 6779 2486 (Fax)


andie(at)nus.edu.sg
andie_ang(at)hotmail.com

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