Anand JEYASEKHARAN

National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Anand is a medical oncologist at the National University Hospital Singapore, with an interest in lymphoma therapeutics and genomic instability. He obtained his undergraduate medical degree from Christian Medical College Vellore, India in 2003. He then received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship towards a PhD in Oncology at the University of Cambridge (2008), under the mentorship of Prof. Ashok Venkitaraman. During his PhD and post-doctoral fellowship in Cambridge as a Wolfson Junior Research Fellow, he worked on the BRCA2 tumour suppressor and related proteins, using methods in live cell imaging and fluorescence microscopy. He then joined the National University Hospital Singapore in 2010 to complete his training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. His clinical interest and practice is in lymphoid malignancies, and he coordinates research for the NUH lymphoma team. He also has a longstanding interest in the incorporation of basic science within clinical training, and administers the National University Hospital Clinician-Scientist Program for Residents (NCSP-R). Anand holds a joint appointment at the Cancer Science Institute, where his laboratory works on understanding DNA repair defects in cancer, and their application in clinical oncology.