Kua Beng Chu obtained a BSc (Aquaculture) in 1993 and MSc (Fish Health Management) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 1996. She completed her PhD in Fish Parasitology at the age of 32 years from University Science of Malaysia (USM) in 2002. She is currently a Director at National Fish Health Research Division (NaFisH) of Fisheries Research Institute under Department of Fisheries Malaysia.
She has been involved in research on fish health; focusing in fish parasite, disease prevention and management. She has published over 40 technical papers, 2 technical books, 3children’s stories on the issues of disease in fisheries and patented two findings.