DING Wei Yung – Graduate student

Wei Yung completed his Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from National University of Singapore. In his honors dissertation under the co-supervision of Professor James Goh and Professor Wong Hee Kit, he optimized the conditions required for the construction of interbody spinal fusion device using primary adipose stem cells seeded in a biodegradable polycaprolactone/tricalcium sulphate (PCL/TCP) scaffold. Intrigued by the sophistication of cells as robust machines, he decided to venture into the multidisciplinary field of Mechanobiology. After he was enrolled in the Mechanobiology Graduate Program, he joined Dr. Zaidel-Bar’s Cell Adhesion Lab and is currently searching for novel genes involved in regulating C. elegans epidermal morphogenesis.