After a 15-year academic career, Juliana pursued her calling in science communication as founder & CEO of Wildtype Media Group, Asia’s leading STEM-focused media company, spanning digital, print, custom publishing and events. Through Asian Scientist Magazine, she is unlocking stories about incredible science coming out of Asia.
Juliana received a BA/MA degree (with first class honours) in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD degree in biology from MIT, where she also carried out her post-doctoral research. For her work, she has received accolades such as the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship, the 2013 Singapore Youth Award, and the 2014 MIT Technology Review’s 10 Innovators Under 35 (Asia). Her research work into drug delivery and nanomedicine has been featured by the BBC, MIT Technology Review and South China Morning Post. She is also the inventor on four US patents, one of which has been licensed for commercialisation by Pfizer. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and was a member of the Forum’s Technology Pioneer Selection Committee.