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PhD projects

1. Development of organ-on-chip system to study cancer metastasis, and
2. Development of a 3D Breast Tumor-on-Chip Model as Alternative to
Animal Testing for Evaluating Liposome-Based Drug Delivery Systems


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Lor Huai Chong is an early-career researcher who has joined the School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia as a lecturer since Sept 2021. She received her B.Eng and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and the National University of Singapore(NUS) in 2014 and 2019 respectively. Before joining Monash University Malaysia, she did her post-doctoral training at the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), A*STAR, Singapore for 2 years.

Her research interest is to develop multi-scale tissue models to mimic the complex biological interactions, as well as translate them into scalable platforms for disease modeling and drug testing applications. During her Ph.D. candidature, her major scientific contribution is the development of in vitro tissue models to recapitulate cutaneous drug reactions. Her thesis work has resulted in several publications in the leading scientific journal(Q1, Top 10%), Lab on a Chip. 

Lor Huai is also a recipient of the National University of Singapore(NUS) Research Scholarship, University Vice-Chancellor Award (UTM), Best of the Best Award in the Faculty’s Biosciences and Medical Engineering Student Conference (BME), and JPA scholarship(Malaysia).

Research interests

  1. Micro-engineered tissue models to control and understand the cellular microenvironment for drug discovery and drug screening applications.
  2. Development of 3D in vitro tumor microenvironment using organ-on-chip platform.

Monash teaching commitment

PHR1031 How The Body Works; Unit Coordinator

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical Engineering, PhD, Development of in vitro models to predict cutaneous drug reactions, National University of Singapore

1 Aug 201530 Jul 2019

Award Date: 30 Nov 2019

Biomedical Engineering, B.Eng (Hons), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTS) (University of Technology Malaysia)

1 Jul 201030 Jun 2014

Research area keywords

  • Organ on chip
  • Biophysics
  • Microfluidics
  • Cancer Cell Biology
  • Tissue engineering

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