George is a clinician by training and has worked at the frontline of Nigerian hospitals, treating patients with resources that are vastly more limited than what we are accustomed to Singapore. He has now exchanged stethoscope for pipette, qualifying last year with a NUS PhD in cardiac stem cell bioengineering (at Prof Hanry Yu's lab) and now making further in-roads into cardiovascular epigenetics and epigenomics in our lab. His projects look at DNA damage and cardiac genome enhancer-promoter interactions. A not so secret forte of George's is his multi-lingualism. He speaks fluent Chinese and at least 7 other languages.