Postdoctoral Research Scientist
My research interests include the functional role of adult neurogenesis, particularly its involvement in learning and memory as well as potential dysregulation during ageing and neurodegeneration. I obtained my PhD from the National University of Singapore under the supervision of Prof Edward Koo, where I looked into chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment, or the "chemobrain" effect, of leukaemia treatment with a focus on its impact on adult hippocampal neurogenesis.
Within the Szele Lab, I am working in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba to discover the role of natural products in potentially regulating or enhancing adult neurogenesis, thereby influencing cognitive function, in models of senescence and dementia.
When I’m not in the lab, I am doing yoga, climbing or lifting.