These are some of the things I do on a day-to-day basis 🙂 I like to write on science, travel, fashion, lifestyle and some personal stories as well.




  • MTI Awards 2017 Borderless – One-North Festival project.
  • Borderless Award – A*STAR Awards 2017, for One-North Festival 2016.
  • Young Scientist Award, Venus International Research Awards (2016).
  • Leader of Tomorrow at Gap Summit 2016 organized by Global Biotech Revolution, University of Cambridge, UK (April 2016).
  • Stem Cell Society Singapore (SCSS) Overseas Travel Fellowship Award 2015 (OTFP15).
  • Nanyang Research Scholarship for PhD in Biological Sciences (2011-2013).
  • Ministry of Education Tier 2 funding-Academic Research Council (2009-2011).
  • Academic Merit Scholarship for MSc Biotechnology, DG Vaishnav College (2007-2008).
  • Education Scholarship for BSc Microbiology (2003-2005).


  • Career Session: Academia and Beyond at SCSS Young Investigators’ Symposium 2017 (October 2017).
  • Falling Walls Lab Singapore – SciGlo (September 2017).
  • Invited speaker at Science CafĂ© Singapore – “Can an orange a day keep the doctor away?” (August 2017).
  • Invited speaker at MeetUp session organized by A*PECSS, A*STAR, Singapore (July 2017).
  • Moderator RISE conference, Hong Kong: “Will wearables make us healthier?” (July 2017).
  • Invited speaker at fireside chat at BiZit, NUS, Singapore on disruptive innovation (June 2017).
  • Talk on “Careers: The right track for you” for biotech and biomedical students at JNCASR, Bangalore, India (April 2017).
  • Speaker at F*UP Nights Singapore (April 2017).
  • Speaker, “Girls2Pioneer” STEM Program at Methodist Girls School, Singapore organized by Singapore Committee for UN Women (March 2017).
  • Speaker at Women’s Symposium 2017, organized by Up Your Game and Sanrakshan, Singapore (March 2017).
  • Career tracks for biotech and biomedical sectors workshop at University of Hyderabad, India (October 2016).
  • Women in Science: Gender disparity and awareness talk at University of Hyderabad, India (October 2016).
  • Science communications workshop at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India (October 2016).
  • Invited speaker at Women in Science Event at A*STAR (June 2016).
  • Moderator at Machine Stage-RISE conference, Hong Kong: “Wearables we actually want to wear” (May/June 2016).
  • Mentor for startups on PR, Marketing and publicity strategies at RISE conference, Hong Kong (May/June 2016).
  • Judge at Pitch Stage at RISE conference, Hong Kong (May/June 2016).
  • Invited lecture at Yishun Junior College, Singapore: “Stem cells-the science, the facts and the future” (May 2016).
  • Invited to judge graduate oral presentations at Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BES) 10th Scientific Meeting at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (May 2016).
  • Invited speaker at Anderson Junior College, Singapore: “Career options for science students/graduates” (April 2016).
  • Invited speaker at Biomedical Engineering Society 25th Anniversary; talk on career opportunities for biomedical engineering/sciences students and entrepreneurship at NTU, Singapore (March 2016).
  • Talk on “Careers: The right track for you” at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore organized by Biotechin.Asia (August 2015).
  • Invited speaker at “Let’s Chat Biomedical – Design your career path”: talk on entrepreneurship and scientific journalism, organized by Biomedical Engineering Society at ESSEC Business School, Singapore (July 2015).