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Su Xinyi is a clinician-scientist. She practices ophthalmology as an Associate Consultant in Vitreo-retinal surgery at the National University Hospital (NUH), and holds an academic position as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore (NUS).  She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2009 with an MBChir degree in Medicine and a PhD degree in Molecular Biology. Her thesis research was conducted with Ashok Venkitaraman (Ursulla Zoellner Professor in Cancer Research) at the Hutchinson MRC Cancer Cell Unit, where she developed a novel method to conditionally inactivate RAD51, an essential protein in homologous DNA recombination (HDR). This allowed her to dissect the role of recombination and replication within a single cell cycle, and suggested a model in which HDR occurs during G2, separate from DNA replication in the S phase. This work was published in Nature Structural Molecular Biology.  Xinyi is a Merit Award Winner of National Science Talent Search in 1999 during her ‘A’ levels, and a recipient of the National Science Scholarship from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) for her MD/PhD studies in the UK. She joined IMCB in 2016 as a research-clinician to conduct independent research. Passionate about building bridges between science and medicine, Xinyi’s research interests are in translational research for retinal therapeutics.