CV

I am at an unique crossroads of being both an Education expert in early childhood education and a Scientist specialising in medicine.  My unique knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit enabled me to make substantive contributions to many different fields and make positive impacts on many people’s lives throughout my career. My current focus is on inspiring young children and their educators to use scientific thinking as a tool to open up their world and courageously walk into a bright future full of limitless possibilities.

Notable Recognition

Simon Fraser University Most Inspiring Alumni. (My Story)
TEDx Unisinos, Brazil Invited Speaker (View)
TEDx StanleyPark, Vancouver Invited Speaker (View) (Newspaper Article)

Education

PhD 2019, Simon Fraser University, Department of Education

Professional Activities

Newton’s Geniuses Learning Centre, Co-Founder and Program Developer
Simon Fraser University Educational Review Journal, Senior Editor
Nelson Publishing, K-12 Science Textbook Reviewer
Simon Fraser University, Instructor in Molecular Biology and Business

Publications

Science Education: Defining the Scientifically Literate Person (2016) (View)
Simon Fraser University Educational Review

 

little wonderings (2016) (View)
Simon Fraser University Educational Review

 

Am I a Scientist? (2017 – book for young children and educators)
Available at: Simon Fraser University Library Curriculum Collection (Check Availability)

 

My Name is Poh. I’m a Mummy and a Scientist (2017 – book for young children and educators)
Available at: Simon Fraser University Library Curriculum Collection (Check Availability)

Science

PhD 2008, University of British Columbia, Department of Experimental Medicine

Professional Activities

Innoguidance Consulting, Founder and CEO
Rare Genomics Institute, Scientific Expert Panelist
STEMCELL Techologies, Product Manager
Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business, Industry Mentor

Select Publications

Podocalyxin in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer (2012)
Advances in Cancer Management. Chapter 8.

 

The Rap GTPases regulate the migration, invasiveness and in vivo dissemination of B-cell lymphomas. (2010)
Oncogene

 

NHERF1 is a Hematopoietic Ligand for a Subset of CD34 Family of Stem Cell Surface Proteins (2006)
Stem Cells

 

NHERF-1 is Hematopoietic Ligand for a Subset of CD34 Type Proteins (2005)
Exp. Clin. Cardiology

 

Teflon and Glue: The CD34 Family as Essential Modulators of Adhesion and Cell-Cell Contact. (2004)
Differentiation

 

The CD34 Family: Key Regulators of Adhesion and Cell-Cell Contact
Experimental Hematology

 

Select Presentations

Fast, Cheap and Out of Control: A Zero Curation Model for Ontology Development. (2006)
Pacific Symposium in Biocomputing

 

The CD34 Family: Essential Modulators of Adhesion and Cell-Cell Contact (2004)
12th International Congress of Immunology