Cherlyn graduated from NUS in 2008 with a BSc in Life Sciences and worked as a medical technologist in the clinical biochemistry laboratories at SGH for about 2 years. Following that she obtained an MPhil and PhD in Obesity and Endocrinology from the University of Liverpool, UK. Under the guidance of Dr Chen Bing and Professor John PH Wilding, She studied the effects of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on adipokine and inflammatory cytokine expression in human adipocytes, which initiated the subsequent investigation of vitamin D signalling in human adipose tissue. Prior to joining SICS, she was a medical writer specialising in observational studies using large-scale clinical databases and pragmatic trials in primary care settings.
Her research interests include adipose tissue biology, cellular and molecular mechanisms in obesity,
immunomodulation in adipose tissue, metabolic effects of nutrition and exercise in humans.
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