Cher Shen Kiar

Cher Shen Kiar | Inkef
My journey

Cher joined Inkef in February 2023. Prior to this, Cher received his BSc in Biochemistry from UCL and MRes from King’s College London. He had three years of R&D experiences driving biomedical projects for basic research and early phase drug discovery. His most recent research involved developing transcription factor-based methods for rapid reprogramming of human tissue macrophages from induced pluripotent stem cells for therapeutic purposes. During this time, he has also won grants for his macrophage engineering project and have published in top-tier journals including Nature and Stem Cell Reports.


One fact

I was born into a coffee family in a tiny Malaysian town. I practically inhaled coffee growing up at my grandparents’ house, which also doubled as a roasting factory. The daily aroma of the roasted beans may be the reason behind my early caffeine obsession and our family’s modest stature.