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Shaun Sze-Xian Lim

MD/PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University

I graduated from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, receiving a BA (with Honours) in Engineering, with a specialization in Bioengineering, and subsequently started my MD training at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. My prior research experiences involve biomaterials and mechanobiology, where I first worked on developing 3D microfibrous to expand and differentiate pluripotent stem cells and subsequently studied cytoskeletal forces in epithelial cells using traction force microscopy. 


Currently, I am interested in developing molecular tools and technologies to study and manipulate neurons and their circuit dynamics.

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Contact Information


  • BA (with Honours) in Engineering (Specialization in Bioengineering), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2014

  • MD, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, In Progress


  • CBTE Fellowship

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