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Sai-Kiang Lim, PhD

Dr Sai-Kiang Lim graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) from NUS, a PhD from SUNY at Buffalo and did post-doctoral training at Columbia University. She led independent research groups at NUMI, NUS (1996-2001), Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR (2002-2007) and then Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR (2007-present). Her current research interest is on the small 50-200 nm Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) extracellular vesicles (EVs) with specific emphasis on their therapeutic applications in animal models of diseases, and characterizing the physical and biochemical properties of the different types of small MSC EVs and their biogenesis. Her lab recently identified 3 types of small MSC EVs; each has a unique permutation of lipids, proteins and RNA. The functions of these different EVs are currently under investigation.