Felicia is a Year 3 Biological Sciences undergraduate at Nanyang Technological University. Intrigued by how gut microbiome can have huge impacts on human health, she decided to embark on a year-long research attachment at the Kasahara lab under the URECA program. Outside of her academic pursuits, Felicia finds joy in dancing and travelling.
Jamie is an undergraduate student at the Nanyang Technological University, where she is pursuing a degree in Biological Science, along with a second major in Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology. Jamie’s interest in Biological Science is fuelled by her passion to exploring ways to improving human health and well-being. She also envisions a future in research, where she can contribute to society. Beyond the classrooms and labs, she enjoys reading, travelling, and participating in sports activities.
Yi Rou obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) from Monash University, Malaysia. During her undergraduate studies, she became fascinated by the intricate world of host-microbiome interactions and their impact on human health. This curiosity led her to pursue graduate studies in the Kasahara lab, where she now investigates the relationship between gut microbiome and metabolic disorders. In her free time, she is a sports enthusiast who enjoys playing badminton and rock climbing.
Dayang Asyiqin is a research assistant in the Kasahara lab over at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She obtained her bachelors degree from University of Dundee, Scotland in 2022. Ourside of lab, as an adventure enthusiast, she’s always seeking out for her next solo trip and admire the wonders of the world.
Dr Kazuyuki Kasahara is an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He obtained his M.D. from Kobe University, Japan, in 2006 and completed his medical training in cardiology at the Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the Kobe Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, in 2014 under the mentorship of Drs. Ken-ichi Hirata and Tomoya Yamashita, where he studied T-cell immune responses associated with cardiovascular diseases. He performed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Federico E. Rey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where he explored connections between diet-microbiome interactions and cardiometabolic diseases. He joined the faculty of LKCMedicine in 2022. His research focuses on the gut microbiome, investigating the diet-microbe-host interactions and their effects on cardiometabolic and vascular diseases for the discovery of novel biomarkers and therapeutics. His full conflicts of interest are available here.
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