Associate Professor EE Pui Lai, Rachel

BSc (Pharm)(Hons), National University of Singapore
PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago

Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore
18 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543
Tel: +65 6516 2653
Fax: +65 6779 1554
Research Website

Teaching Activities in NUS

Dosage form design, pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical biotechnology.

Research Interests

Cancer therapeutics

  • Role of secreted Wnt antagonists in osteosarcoma progression
  • Screening, characterization and structure-activity relationship studies of potent antagonists of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway


Novel delivery systems

  • Novel hybrid PEG-peptide hydrogels for stem cell delivery in cartilage repair
  • Cationic polymers for DNA/siRNA/miRNA delivery
  • Antimicrobial peptides for TB therapy