My name is Ayappa V.Subramaniam, or Ayappa for short. I am currently completing my thesis for my Doctorate in Molecular Medicine from the Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Previously, I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with First Class Honours from the Asian Institute for Medicine, Science, and Technology (AIMST) University. My doctoral research is focused on finding an alternative therapy targeting angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels, for treating colorectal cancer. I have authored and co-authored a total of 6 journal articles that have been published in distinguished high-impact factor journals.
Besides being focused on my research, I am also passionate about showcasing Malaysian research to society and the rest of the world. We have plenty of potential world-class research in Malaysia which are yet to be brought to light and this is an issue that needs to be addressed. Policies to support the development and growth of the Science and technology sector has to be in place in the nearest future to realize the Malaysian dream to be one of Asia's leading biotechnology hubs. Back in 2018, together with several other undergraduate and postgraduate students, I founded the Malaysia Biotechnology Students’ Association (MYBIOSA). MYBIOSA is a hub to nurture students to be holistic individuals by promoting and organizing extracurricular activities.
As an individual always ready for new opportunities, I was keen to pursue a career with Leave a Nest as soon as I completed my studies. I believe my aspirations and goals for this industry and field align with Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. I look forward to contributing as an Assistant Manager in the Human Development Division in Leave a Nest Malaysia and continue driving our shared aspirations into the future. My mission in Leave a Nest Malaysia is to advocate STEM education awareness and nurture holistic research scientist that fits into the Malaysian bioeconomy ecosystem.