Originally from sunny Philippines, Vince obtained his PhD from Kyoto University, Japan under Prof. Shiroh Futaki funded by the MEXT scholarship. He worked on a peptide-based strategy that combines macropinocytosis induction and endosome release for intracellular delivery of biomacromolecules. Wanting to learn more chemistry, Vince moved to the other side of the world to be a postdoc in the Hackenberger group. He performs microscopy techniques to study the cellular entry mechanisms and to fine-tune the efficacies of cell-penetrating peptides (CPP) and CPP-additives. Away from the lab, he enjoys cooking Asian dishes, drinks, and pub quizzes.