Irwin Kee Mun Cheah

Cheah Irwin Kee Mun

  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical) (Hons), Monash University, Clayton, Australia
  • PhD, Monash University, Clayton, Australia & Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Parkville, Australia |
Research Interest(s)
  • Oxidative damage biomarkers in ageing and disease
  • Quantification of biomarkers and metabolites by LC-MS
  • Application of ergothioneine and other dietary compounds in ageing and disease
Recent Publications
  • 1. Tan, J., Tsakok, F. H. M., Ow, E. K., Lanskey, B., Lim, K. S. D., Goh, L. G., . . . Feng, L. (2018). Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Choral Singing Intervention to Prevent Cognitive Decline in At-Risk Older Adults Living in the Community. FRONTIERS IN AGING NEUROSCIENCE, 10, 11 pages. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2018.00195.
  • 2. Lim, H. W., Saw, W. Y., Feng, L., Lee, Y. K., Mahendran, R., Cheah, I. K. M., . . . Tan, E. C. (2018). Dataset on gene expression in the elderly after Mindfulness Awareness Practice or Health Education Program. Data in Brief, 18, 902-912. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2018.03.086.
  • 3. Cheah, I. K., Tang, R. M. Y., Yew, T. S. Z., Lim, K. H. C., & Halliwell, B. (2017). Administration of Pure Ergothioneine to Healthy Human Subjects: Uptake, Metabolism, and Effects on Biomarkers of Oxidative Damage and Inflammation. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, 26(5), 193-206. doi:10.1089/ars.2016.6778.
  • 4. Cheah, I. K., Feng, L., Tang, R. M. Y., Lim, K. H. C., & Halliwell, B. (2016). Ergothioneine levels in an elderly population decrease with age and incidence of cognitive decline; a risk factor for neurodegeneration?. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 478(1), 162-167. doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.07.074.
  • 5. Halliwell, B., Cheah, I. K., & Drum, C. L. (2016). Ergothioneine, an adaptive antioxidant for the protection of injured tissues? A hypothesis. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 470(2), 245-250. doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.12.124.