Sandy Wong, mentee in the 2019 MedTech-Pharma program in NSW (UNSW)

Sandy Wong graduated from a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2016. She is currently a 3rd year PhD candidate in the School of Chemistry, UNSW. In her time here, her research interests have shifted from organic synthesis and drug discovery to now; self-assembly of nanoparticles based on natural compounds and bio-compatible polymers for drug delivery against breast cancer. Recently, her research Just add sugar for carbohydrate induced self-assembly of curcumin has been published in a highly respected scientific journal: Nature Communications, 2019. She has continuously been a lab demonstrator for higher organic chemistry, food chemistry and first year fundamental skills. She can be found in science communication including interviews with high schools for HSC curriculum development and years of teaching in both secondary and tertiary level.

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