Dr. Shee-Mei Lok is a Professor in the Emerging Infectious Disease program, Duke-NUS (Duke University-National University of Singapore) Medical School. She was a National Research Foundation Fellow in year 2009 to 2014 and is now a NRF Investigator. She is a structural virologist specializing in X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. Her research focuses on the structural changes of flavivirus and alphavirus during its infection cycle and the effect of anti-viral therapeutics on the virus particle.
She obtained her PhD from NUS in 2004 specializing on x-ray crystallography. She did her post-doctoral training in Purdue University under the supervision of Prof Michael Rossmann from 2004 till 2009. She served as visiting Assistant Professor in Baylor College of Medicine in the year 2010 in the laboratory of Prof Wah Chiu.