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About me

Research description

My long term biomedical research goal is to understand the role of thoracic adipose tissue in the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic diseases via intra- and inter-tissue crosstalk.

Specifically I am interested in the role epicardial adipose tissue on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, the relationship between the function of mediastinal adipose tissue and cardiometabolic risk factors, and the role of perivascular adipose tissue in endothelial function.

Teaching portfolio

  • Blended learning
  • Game-based learning/Gamification, Virtual lab/simulations
  • Course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE)

My open Kahoots: 'Basic bioinformatics literacy for biomedicine students' (Level 1)  & (Level 2)

Previous experience: Responsible for course lab in the course “Molecular Medicine” (2011-2014)

  • Mini research project as course lab (course-based undergraduate research experience, CURE)
  • Peer review of lab report (peer learning)
  • Demonstration videos for lab techniques and short MCQs as a MOOC module (Blended learning)

 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Best Poster Award: The 82nd Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS 2014), Madrid, Spain

 

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