Jisook completed a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, majoring in Medicinal Chemistry from Monash University in 2015 and advanced her research skills and knowledge in drug discovery by completing PhD in Pharmacy (Medicinal Chemistry) at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in 2019. Her PhD project was about designing and synthesising Aminopeptidase N inhibitors to discover novel anti-cancer agents. While Jisook spent a significant amount of time in a chemistry lab to synthesise target small molecules, she was also able to build broad knowledge in biochemistry, structural biology as well as computational chemistry. She gained industry experience at Axieo (currently DKSH Australia) as a Research Associate, where she had opportunities to apply her chemistry knowledge to generate commercially valuable fatty acid derivatives. After the short-term appointment at Axieo, Jisook came back to MIPS as a research fellow in 2020 and joined in a multidisciplinary anti-malaria project which involves intensive collaborations with international partners. Her current research focuses on the syntheses of novel chemical compounds to find active hits against aminopeptidases.