Alice M. S. Cheung 張敏思

  • Fellowship in 2009 at BC Cancer Agency
  • Butterfield Croucher Studentship in 2007 at The University of Hong Kong

Alice is a Principal Investigator in the Department of Haematology in the Singapore General Hospital. She received The Croucher Foundation Studentship as well as the Butterfield-Croucher Award (2007) for her PhD studies on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the Department of Medicine (Division of Hematology), The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Fascinated by the pioneering work on normal hematopoietic stem cells, Alice undertook further post-doctoral training in Dr Connie Eaves' laboratory at the Terry Fox Laboratory (TFL), BC Cancer Agency in Canada, during which she was also awarded The Croucher Foundation Fellowship (2009). 

In 2014, Alice moved to Singapore where she started venturing into the field of cellular immunotherapy. Her team had established a cord blood derived Tγδ (CB-GDT) platform to target against various types of cancer. This work had attracted widespread international interest and led to the winning of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Global Research Award in 2018.