I am a Nanyang Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I received a PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; and a M.A., B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.

I am the Editor-in-Chief of Asian Scientist Magazine, recipient of the 2013 Singapore Youth Award, and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

My work has been featured by The BBC, MIT Technology Review, South China Morning Post, Singapore Tatler, Class 95 FM, Prestige Magazine’s 40 under 40, Singapore Straits Times and the World Economic Forum.