I had my heart created in Vietnam and nourished there by family and friends for 17 years before I came to Singapore as an undergrad. College was a tough time for my heart: exams made it race, teenage crushes made it jump, and the harsh winter during my internship in Berlin froze it. All kinds of stress in the senior year eventually broke the not-yet-thawed heart. So I decided to join Dr Bursac's Cardiac Electrophysiology and Tissue Engineering lab in August 2010 in order to find a way to mend my heart. With a perfectly strong heart, I can enjoy my two favorite activities: backpacking and playing soccer.
I work on designing and engineering electrically active primary human cells with customized electrophysiological phenotypes for cardiac repair.