Singapore (Fulbright S&T Alumna 2010)
Gwynne Shimin Lim is a doctoral candidate in Cornell University’s Plant Biology Department. She is conducting research in the area of plant systematics and evolution, particularly for tropical Southeast Asian members of the angiosperm tree of life.
A native of Singapore, Gwynne received both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Life Sciences from the National University of Singapore, where she conducted research and wrote theses on phylogeny and species limits in Diptera (Flies). From this research, she co-authored a number of papers. She has also taught undergraduate biology courses in evolution and organismic biology. Prior to arriving in the United States as a recipient of the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award, she was an active volunteer at the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research; as a volunteer she promoted awareness and appreciation of Southeast Asia’s biodiversity and natural heritage, especially that of Singapore.
Gwynne enjoys biodiversity, well-cooked food, and music from various genres. She is currently learning the erhu, an instrument known in the West as the Chinese violin or two-string fiddle.
PhD (current, Botany/Plant Biology) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY