RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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April 2021

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY, A*STAR SINGAPORE

March 2018 - Mar 2021

RESEARCH FELLOW

 INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY, A*STAR SINGAPORE

Independent Research in Appetite Control 

Supported by the National Medical Research Council Young Individual Research Grant and A*STAR

June 2016 - Dec 2018

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA

Continued my PhD research on the neuromodulatory control of motivated behavior in collaboration with Prof. Sam Kunes (Harvard University) and Assoc. Prof. Adam Douglass (University of Utah)

Supported by the NIH BRAIN Initiative

August 2010 - May 2016

PHD STUDENT
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA

Completed my PhD in the Program of Neuroscience (Harvard Medical School) with Prof. Florian Engert on the neuromodulatory control of motivated behavior in the zebrafish model

Supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore and NIH BRAIN Initiative

June 2009 - July 2010

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, SINGAPORE

Research on cellular basis of memory function and disorders with Assoc. Prof. Antonius Van Dongen

Supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore

Aug 2006 - May 2009

HONORS STUDENT
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NY, USA

Investigated cellular mechanisms of spongiform neurodegeneration with Asst. Prof. Teresa Gunn (now at McLaughlin Research Institute). Thesis was awarded highest honors (summa cum laude)

Supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)  Singapore and Cornell Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholar Program