2002-Current: Karn Lab, Case Western Reserve University. In-vitro Transcription.
1999-2002: Eisenstein Laboratory, University of Wisconsin Madison. Phosphorylation of Iron regulatory protein I in iron independent regulation of metabolic iron pathway.
1999: Plhak Laboratory, University of Wisconsin Madison. Alcohol extraction and analysis of gossypol from cottonseed.
I hail from the tiny island, which is city, state, country, called Singapore. Weather is tropical, 95 degree days all year round, with humidity not less than 90% at any time. Ask me about a hallmark of Singapore and I’ll tell you that it’s a fine city. Wherever you go, whatever you do, there will be a fine (penalty) for breaking the law, including littering, spitting, and not flushing the toilet! Another hallmark of Singaporeans would be Singlish, which is Singapore style English. “I can speak Singlish you know? Singapore very small one! So small ah… you can drive from one end to a-nah-der in two hours neh!”
I came to the United States about 7 years ago for further education, planting myself in America’s dairy land were it’s cheese, cheese and more cheese! Madison Wisconsin was a place where I really grew into loving the mid-western culture, and the wide open space which is so vastly different from the concrete jungle and fast paced society of Singapore. Finishing my undergraduate studies, I decided to pack my belongings into a Uhaul and move to Cleveland OH!
My interests change with the seasons, and right now, I am into woodworking, home improvement, basically anything to do with power tools and construction. It’s a guy thing! Other than tools and power toys, I do like photography and darkroom. I’m a purist when it comes to painting with light, using age old method of emulsion film and darkroom techniques. No Photoshop for me. Sadly, photography and my other interests have taken a backseat due to my busy research schedule and more important needs.