Research description

My main project aims at elucidating the liver-adipose tissues crosstalk in non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) in the hope to better understand the diseases and thus facilitate drug testing.  I am also working on drug sorption on common polymers used in cell cultures, with the aim to demonstrate that toxicity testing outcome may be severely biased by the choice of culture vessels. Previously, I have worked on sensitive and selective glucose sensor development to dissect insulin contribution on glucose consumption in the human liver.


2021-present | Karolinska Institutet, Sweden | Doctoral student in Personalized Medicine and Drug Development

2018-2020 | Karolinska Institutet, Sweden | Master of Medical Science in Toxicology

2007-2011 | Nanyang Technological University, Singapore | Bachelor of Engineering in Bioengineering (Hons)

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2007-2011 | Recipient of Tuition Grant for Undergraduate Study from Singapore's Ministry of Education 

2006 | Bronze medalist, National Chemistry Olympiad, Indonesia