Read Khoon’s Emerging Investigator article Pristine gelatin incorporation as a strategy to enhance the biofunctionality of poly(vinyl alcohol)-based hydrogels for tissue engineering applications, DOI D3BM01172K.
Check our our interview with Khoon below:
How do you feel about Biomaterials Science as a place to publish research on this topic?
Great journal with an awesome reach and publicity, perfect fit for my research.
What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment and what do you find most challenging about your research?
I’m really excited in developing in vitro models that can replace animal models for our field. The challenging aspect is of course trying to proof that the in vitro models are as good or better than the animal models, but there is a huge potential in this space.
I’m also super excited to see the realization of lab-grown organs, eventually translated into patients!
In your opinion, what are the most important questions to be asked/answered in this field of research?
Laboratory-grown organs – are we there yet?
How do we ensure equitable access to lab-grown organ.
Can you share one piece of career-related advice or wisdom with other early career scientists?
Don’t be afraid to share and collaborate, my greatest joy comes from working with brilliant scientists worldwide, especially when we join forces to explore specific research questions.