By Willcyn Tang, Class of 2016
Q: Introduce your name, course of study and what you did in your undergraduate studies.
A: Hello, I am Willcyn from the Duke-NUS PhD class of 2016.
I spent my undergraduate years studying biological sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. During this period, I joined one of the research labs in NTU that studies the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases using fruit fly as a model organism. From this research exposure, I learnt how knowledge on experimental-based sciences, especially genetics and molecular biology, could be applied to improve current therapeutic approaches against incurable diseases that debilitate our society. This experience, indeed, provokes my interest to embark on a career in biomedical research.
Q: Tell us what your passion in research is and how you made the decision to pursue a PhD?