Ms Ai Li QUAKE joined as a Program Manager for REDI Center in January 2009. Her job responsibilities include managing the Centre’s grants and contracts and providing operational and technical support for the Centre’s research and training programs.
Prior to joining REDI Center Ms Quake worked as a Project Manager for Aptuit (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Her primary responsibilities were to consolidate the requirements of sponsors/clients on clinical trial supply distribution plans and communicate them to the contract teams. She was also required to convey study-specific clinical trial supply, distribution and regulatory requirements to operational departments in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Ms Quake received an Honours Degree in Life Science and a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science from National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2008 Ms Quake completed the Project Management Training Program at Aldion Consulting, which is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Project Management Institute is the authority for best practices in project management. During her graduate training at National University of Singapore, Ms Quake was a member of the Apoptosis and Cell Biology Laboratory group lead by Prof Shazib Pervaiz . Her graduate research focused on the effects of nuclear receptor (PPARy) in regulating breast cancer development, co-supervised by Dr Alan Prem Kumar. The study was performed in breast carcinoma-derived cell lines and the tumor specific changes were compared to that seen in normal breast epithelial cell lines. The goal of this study was to provide insight into the regulation of the human NHE1 gene transcription and address the role of PPARy as a transcription factor in human NHE1 gene expression and its effects on breast cancer development. A paper based on her graduate thesis work has been published in Cancer Research.