Leah Vardy

Covering Executive Director

A*STAR Skin Research Labs (A*SRL)

Leah Vardy received her PhD at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London and did her postdoctoral research with Terry Orr-Weaver at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, USA. In 2007, she was appointed to the Institute of Medical Biology where she studied post-transcriptional control in embryonic stem cells. Her current work focuses on understanding the polyamine-dependent control of gene expression in the human epidermis in the context of pigmentation, wound healing, and ageing. She joined the Skin Research Institute of Singapore in April 2018 to continue this line of research and now serves as the covering Executive Director of the A*STAR Skin Research Labs.

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