About Me


The Story..

..began around 1995 when I showed up underdressed and disoriented in a small Singapore infirmary. My journey got off to a distinguished start when I won the "biggest baby ever born in the hospital" award. About two months later, I lost that award to a Michelin man look-a-like baby. It has been mostly downhill since.  

After growing up in the Bay Area, I've had the chance to live in North Carolina, London, and San Diego before returning back home to San Francisco. In each of these places, I've met some smart, talented, and adventurous people.  At some point, I realized their experiences, stories, and actions needed to be documented. So that's what I decided to do. 

While back in SF, I've started a job as a research scientist at an immune-oncology start up. This website serves as an agglomeration of my work inside the lab, and out. 

My Photography

Life in the academic world was rigid. My draw towards photography can best be described as a necessary creative counter-balance to my time in the laboratory.  

I'm happiest in the water. My work tends to reflect that. 

I'm frequently blown away by the story of human ambition. This is my attempt to document it. 

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My Research

My work in the laboratory has focused cellular mechanics, cancer progression, and, more recently, how the immune system can target and kill cancerous cells. 

While at Imperial College, I designed and fabricated microfluidic devices to mimic how pancreatic cancer cells migrate through the vasculature to secondary organs during metastasis. We sought to characterize how mechanical squeezing influenced cell migration, gene expression, and secondary tumor formation. 

At BioEclipse Therapeutics, we seek to understand how a certain subset of lymphocytes can be utilized to kill malignant cancer cells. These lymphocytes are taken from a patient, mixed with a cancer-killing oncolytic virus, and re-introduced into the patient. 

If any of that sounds interesting, feel free to read my publications and thesis below. (Click on the images). 


Master'sThesis: 

"Mechanosensory Characterization of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in Response to Capillary-Induced Compression."

Literature Review: 

"Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Development and Cancer Progression."

Publication: 

"Cortical Neuroprosthesis Merges Visible and Invisible Light Without Impairing Native Sensory Function."

BioEclipse:

Learn more about our work on Cytokine Induced Killer cells at BioEclipse.