µ-TE lab

Micro-scale tissue models for human diseases and toxicology

Undergraduate Students

Kong Kahei

Ka Hei is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering in National University of Singapore. She is involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme and completion of her bachelor thesis in the μTE lab. She is currently working on  the research to study the relationship between folic acid, its antagonists and neural tube defects.
Ka Hei has completed previous design projects on portable blood testing device and flexible nasopharyngeal endoscope for screening of nasopharyngeal cancer. She has also completed her Vacation Internship Programme at Illumina, a company that develops integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function.

 Chen Lingying

Lingying is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering in National University of Singapore. She is currently working on the development of an on-chip peristaltic pump for organs-on-chips in the µTE lab under the guidance of Dr. Toh Yi-Chin.
Lingying has completed previous design projects on an external surgical fixator for clavicle fractures. She has also completed her Vacation Internship Programme at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS).

 Quek Hong Lan

Quek Hong Lan is an undergraduate in the National University of Singapore (NUS), currently pursuing a degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She is enrolled under the Design-Centric Programme (DCP) in NUS and is currently working on her Final Year Project at the µTE lab with supervision from Dr Toh Yi-Chin and mentorship from Louis Ong Jun Ye. Her project involves developing a clinical predictive kit for radiotherapy assessment.

 Adele Lam

Adele is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. She is currently working on her final year dissertation in the µTE lab at NUS.
She is working on the maturation of pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells (PSC-ECs) into arterial and venous subtypes under the influence of shear stress through the use of a microfluidics perfusion platform.
Adele has had previous research attachments at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) at A*STAR, where she cultivated her technical skills in cell culturing, immunofluorescence staining and various other techniques. Her research in IMCB were on the topics of cancer cell migration and protein trafficking in mammalian cells.

 Ang Weili

Weili is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. She is currently in the midst of completing her bachelor thesis under the Design-Centric Programe. Her project involves the designing and implementing of a patient-derived micro-tumor chip for personalized cancer drug testing.

 Joel Heng

Joel is a final year undergraduate from the department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS. He’s currently doing his final year project under the supervision of Dr Toh Yi-Chin in the Micro-Tissue Engineering lab, developing a microfluidic chip to improve on existing methods to perform biopanning through a continuous flow-based assay. He was previously involved in an undergraduate research project under Dr Yap Choon Hwai entitled, “Human Fetal Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics in Health and Congenital Malformations”.

Gabriel Tan

Gabriel is a final-year undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering in National University of Singapore. As a member of the µTE lab under the guidance of Dr. Toh Yi-Chin, he is currently continuing research on the development of a patient-derived tumor chip for personalized drug testing.
Gabriel has done his Vacation Internship Programme at Singapore-Stanford Biodesign, an initiative that aims to nurture medtech innovators. Through this, he has grown an interest in medical device entrepreneurship. He has also completed design projects that include the development of a patient diagnostic device for rural communities, and a device to quantify stress levels.
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