Dr. Yu Siong Ho

Research Lab Manager & Research Assistant



Yu Siong obtained a BSc in Biotechnology at the University of Tunku Abdul Rahman. In 2016, he completed his MSc in Medical Sciences at the same University. In his MSc research project, he gained expertise in designing an in vitro model of Parkinson’s disease, extracting natural compounds, formulating bioactive compounds and analysing drug-cell interactions based on cellular metabolomic, proteomic and genomic assays. One of his formulated extracts has earned him a patent in 2016, and a gold award for the Best Research Invention in 2018, awarded at 29th International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX). After graduating, he went on to complete his PhD at the University of Manchester (Division of Pharmacy and Optometry) supervised by Dr Jeffrey Penny. His PhD work focused on analysing the signalling pathways regulating the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and facilitating therapeutic drug delivery into the brain by crossing the BBB. After completing his PhD, Yu Siong joined the Nanomedicine Lab in July 2021 as a Research Lab Manager.