Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Karen Crasta received her B.Sc. (Honours) in Microbiology from the National University of Singapore. She then obtained her Ph.D. at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) where she studied the molecular circuits governing mitotic spindle assembly using budding yeast as a model system. Following this, Karen received postdoctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School where she elucidated the role for micronuclei as a mechanistic link between mitotic chromosome missegregation and tumourigenesis. She then returned to A*STAR IMCB as a Senior Research Fellow before starting her own group in 2013. She is a Principal Investigator at the NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine with joint appointment at A*STAR IMCB. Karen was a recipient of a Research Associate Fellowship from HHMI, USA (2008), A*STAR International Fellowship (2009), Elite Nanyang Assistant Professorship (2013) and the National Research Foundation Fellowship (2013).