Originally from Singapore, I obtained my medical degree from the University of Bristol and completed foundation training in the South West. After gaining membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of England I undertook a Master of Research (MRes) in Experimental Neuroscience (Distinction) from Imperial College London. I began neurosurgery training in London and moved to Manchester for integrated clinical academic training where I currently am a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialty Registrar (ST4) in Neurosurgery.
I aspire towards a meaningful career in academic neuro-oncological surgery. I enjoy playing the electric guitar, basketball and golf (unfortunately rather badly).
Research Interest: I am particularly passionate about improving outcomes for patients afflicted with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly adult brain cancer. I hope to undertake a successful PhD which will further explore one or more of the following research themes:
- Glioblastoma stem cell biology and the potential therapeutic promise of intratumoral/ resection bed electrotherapy.
- How nanotechnology could be utilised to better treatment outcomes (e.g. in gene therapy as novel vectors or the use of novel nanomaterials in the development of superior surgical tools).
- Intra-operative functional mapping and understanding neuroplasticity in relation to brain tumour infiltration and post-surgical resection recovery.