Dr. Hataitip Tasena completed her Ph.D. study at University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in 2019. Her PhD thesis focused on the mechanism underlying chronic mucus hypersecretion, a common symptom in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Currently, she is working with Professor Brian Kennedy as a postdoctoral research fellow at Centre for Healthy Longevity, NUS. Her current research aims to understand mechanisms that drive premature lung ageing, identify strategies to maintain healthy lungs as we age, and explore the roles of piwi-interacting RNAs in ageing and longevity.
Dr. Hataitip Tasena has strong background in chronic lung diseases and substantial skills in molecular techniques required for assessing lung ageing markers. As the lead-PI in the Intra-CREATE seed grant, she is leading the performance of these assays at the end of the experiments in the transgenic mice.