Alicia TAN Qian Ler
Alicia graduated from NUS with degree in life sciences in 2017. After graduation, she first joined Kline lab to study host pathogen interactions in Group A streptococcus biofilms, before moving on to work with the group of Prof Birgitta Henriques-Normark in NTU LKC. In the Normark lab, Alicia studied the role of htrA in Streptococcus pneumoniae. As part of an ongoing collaboration between Kline and Normark labs, Alicia rejoined the Kline lab in 2020 to continue the study of htrA in both S. pneumoniae and Enterococcus faecalis. Outside of lab, Alicia enjoys travelling around the world to interact and experience different cultures, and chilling with friends over delicious food.
|1.||Cellular chaining influences biofilm formation and structure in group A Streptococcus. Biofilm, 2, 100013, Matysik, A., Ho, F. K., Tan, A. Q. L., Vajjala, A., & Kline, K. A. (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioflm.2019.100013|
|2.||Capillary leakage provides nutrients and antioxidants for rapid pneumococcal proliferation in influenza-infected lower airways. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(49), 31386–31397, Sender, V., Hentrich, K., Pathak, A., Tan Qian Ler, A., Embaie, B. T., Lundström, S. L., Gaetani, M., Bergstrand, J., Nakamoto, R., Sham, L. T., Widengren, J., Normark, S., & Henriques-Normark, B. (2020). . https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2012265117|