2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Fabian Lean

Image of Fabian LeanBackground:

I was born and raised in Muar, Malaysia. Growing up in South East Asia where animal and zoonotic diseases are prevalent, I have always paid attention to veterinary issues and human health implications. After the completion of my high school in Malaysia, I was fortunate enough to continue higher education in a veterinary school in Australia. During the years of my undergraduate study, I volunteered to work in the laboratory in between classes and holidays, and have published a paper on canine prostate cancer in early 2014.


Most of the weekends I like to spend my time doing laps at the pool and occasionally hit the beach for some sun and waves and it just feels awesome. I play several musical instruments with my favourite being the piano. I believe playing a music instrument can set my mood and cultivate self-discipline and dedication. Besides that I enjoy good food and traveling.

Career goals:

Half way through vet school and with experiences in veterinary research, I found my research desire focuses on cancer biology and veterinary pathology. My goal is to contribute towards biomedical and veterinary studies for diseases, especially cancer development in humans and animals, to improve human health and animal welfare through research. I intend to pursue for a PhD in veterinary or biomedical studies in the near future.