Work In Progress Seminar with Assoc. Prof. Lina Lim


Topic: The Battle Within
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Lina Lim

In this work-in-progress seminar, I will discuss my laboratory's research on breast cancer. It is of utmost importance to understand the ways by which normal cells in the body transform into malignant cells, and how these cancers grow, and ultimately spread or metastasize. Through this understanding, we can attempt to alter the cancer phenotype in the effort to treat and prevent this cruel act of nature. Who will win in the end?

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.