Dr Claire Ann Canning graduated from the National University of Ireland with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Biochemistry in 1998. After gaining a MSc. in Medical Genetics and Immunology, she was awarded her PhD in 2002 in the field of Sex Determination (Developmental Genetics) from the National Institute of Medical Research, UK. Claire relocated to Singapore in 2004, where until 2012, she was a senior research fellow at A*STAR. Her research interests were primarily in the field of embryology studying signalling pathways and their involvement in normal development and disease. In January 2013, Claire joined LKC School of Medicine and is the Lead for Introduction to Medical Sciences, the Lead for Laboratory Practical’s, and a Team Based Learning Facilitator. Claire is also a Tutor in the Alexander Fleming House.