Daphne is a microbiologist by training. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a B.Sc. degree in Life Sciences and a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology. Currently, she is a technical writer at Vela Diagnostics. Before swapping the pipette for the pen, Daphne was a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University. Daphne is passionate about science communication and education. She won the 2nd prize in the Asian Scientist Writing Competition 2017 and was one of the winners of the Asian Scientist Science Haiku Competition in 2016.