Dr. Shit Fun Chew, Undersung Scientist

Investigator Eileen Peters alterts us to the fact that Dr. Shit F. Chew—our Undersung Scientist of the Month back in December 2004 and again in February 2010—now lists her complete name on her web site.

Her complete name is Dr. Shit Fun Chew. Dr. Chew now becomes our first three-time Undersung Scientist of the Month. Here’s a repeat of our 2010 report, when Fun was represented only by the initial F:

This month’s Undersung Scientist is Dr. Shit F. Chew of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Chew’s work has gone too-little noticed by the broader science community. Her publications include:

Urea synthesis in the African lungfish Protopterus dolloi-hepatic carbamoyl phosphate synthetase III and glutamine synthetase are upregulated by 6 days of aerial exposure,” Shit F. Chew, et al., Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 206, 2003, pp. 3615-24.

Nitrogen excretion and defence against ammonia toxicity,” Chew, S. F., et al., in Fish Physiology, vol. 23, The Physiology of Tropical Fishes (ed. A. Val, V. Almedia-Val and D. J. Randall), 2006, New York: Academic Press.

“The swamp eel Monopterus albus reduces endogenous ammonia production and detoxifies ammonia to glutamine during 144 h of aerial exposure,” S.L.A. Tay, S.F. Chew and, Y.K. Ip, Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 206, 2003, pp. 2473-86.

“Strategies Adopted by the Mudskipper Boleophthalmus boddaerti to Survive Sulfide Exposure in Normoxia or Hypoxia,” Yuen K. Ip, Sharon S. L. Kuah, and Shit F. Chew, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 77(5):824-837. 2004.

This is Dr. Chew’s second appearance as Undersung Scientist of the Month, the first having come in December 2004. (Thanks to investigator David Schultz for alerting us to some of Dr. Chew’s new work.)