Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He then pursued his postgraduate education at NUS in Medicinal Chemistry. His thesis focused on the synthesis and biological evaluation of various inflammatory modulators ranging from phosphoglycolipids and polyenylpyrroles.
Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson, Alex worked as a Research Assistant and subsequently as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. He was further involved in total synthesis of sinuleptolide, as well as other smaller biological molecules of interest.