Dr. Susan Lim: Pioneering Adult Stem Cell Research
Dr. Susan Lim has always been a leader. From the time she started grade school all the way through medical school, leadership and vision seem to come naturally to the Singapore native. Therefore, it is no surprise that today she is among the global leadership championing adult stem cell research. While many other researchers were studying embryonic stem cell research in Singapore, Dr. Susan Lim focused her efforts on the less controversial and clinically more “acceptable” adult stem cells.
Dr. Susan Lim’s Research Continues To Garner Respect
Early on, Dr. Susan Lim held the view that adult stem cells though less pluripotent than embryonic stem cells, were perhaps easier to introduce into clinical practice. First, there is less controversy surrounding adult stem cell usage and harvesting than embryonic stem cells, and secondly, the adult cells themselves are less likely to mutate beyond their intended use, unlike embryonic cells.
Tireless in her passion and pursuit of excellence, Dr. Susan Lim is more than just a researcher. She is also a successful surgeon. She performed the first successful liver transplant in Asia, also the longest survivor and today runs two surgical practices. In addition to that, she is spearheading the fundraising efforts of the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Adult Stem Cell Research Project.
*This guest post sponsored by Dr. Susan Lim.