Bachelor of Science in Education with 1st class honors, Science University Malaysia, 1982. Master of Education, University Malaya, Malaysia, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 1989.
Visiting fellow University Malaya, 1983-1985. Graduate teaching assistant University Arizona, 1986, graduate research assistant, 1986-1989. Postdoctoral fellow Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 1989-1990.
Research fellow Institute Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore, 1990-1996. Senior scientist Singapore General Hospital, since 1996. Adjunct senior research fellow National University Singapore, since 2003.
Member American Association Cancer Research.
Married Soo Chin Liew. Children: Kaiyang, Kaiyi.