Dr Tan Yeong Lan

Residential Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore
Lecturer Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health National University of Singapore

Yeong Lan is a lecturer at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and a registered Pharmacist in Singapore. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, she went further to pursue a PhD in Integrative Sciences and Engineering at her alma mater, NUS. With a heart to teach and impact student life, she took on teaching as a career and became a fellow at the Tembusu College in NUS. Her research interest lies in liver toxicology as well as exploring non-pharmacological therapies for management of liver toxicity. At her free time, Yeong Lan enjoys travelling, finding good food and playing outdoor sports.

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.