Special Programme in Science (SPS)

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize

The Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize is awarded to a maximum of 15 students each year across the university to recognise their excellent performance in research. This year our very own SPSian, Arthur Yong, has been awarded this prestigious award for the year 2015/2016.

Arthur (center, in white) and the research team.

He received the award for his cancer cell therapy project titled “Engineering Natural Killer Cells with Functional Antigen-Specific T-cell Receptors”, under Professor Dario Campana from the Department of Pediatrics, Yong Lin School of Medicine. Remarkably, Arthur’s research project first started with SPS, as part of the research module SP3172. After the module ended, Arthur continued researching his topic in the same laboratory, further refining his research. He did this up until his graduation last December, and his hard work was finally recognised with this award. Arthur, who is also a video and board game buff, has attributed his winning of this award to the supervision of Prof Campana and Dr Shimasaki. We wish him all the best as he continues his post-graduate studies as a MD-PhD in Duke-NUS!