Dr. Sai-Kiang Lim and group members transferred to A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology
on the 1st April 2020.
Dr Sai-Kiang Lim graduated with B.Sc (Hons in Biochemistry) from National University of Singapore in 1985. She did her PhD thesis on the metabolism of thalassemic mRNA under Prof Lynne Maquat (Dept. of Human Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute), and was awarded the Most Meritorious Student Research Award by Sigma Xi Society in 1989, NY State Predoctoral Fellowship (1989-91) and a PhD (Molecular Biology) from SUNY at Buffalo in 1992. In 1992, she started postdoctoral training on erythroid differentiation with Prof Frank Constantini (Dept. of Genetics and Development College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University) first as a Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Research Fellow (1992-94) and then a Leukemia Society of America Special Fellow (1994-96).
After postdoctoral training, she led independent research groups at NUMI, NUS (1996-2001), Genome Institute of Singapore (2002-2007) and then Institute of Medical Biology (2007). Her research focus has always been disease-related with emphasis on the elucidation of the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms in diseases and development of therapies. Her current major research interests are in natural and synthetic nano lipid vesicles: synthesis and purification, biochemical and biophysical characterisation, and diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
Dr Sai-Kiang Lim is highly regarded in the field of cellular therapy and is a featured speaker at major international scientific meetings.