Lilis is a PhD student at Centre for Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences – Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences – King’s College London since 2016 under supervision of Professor Sanjukta Deb and Professor Lucy Di-Silvio. Her research interest is on bone tissue engineering for oral & maxillofacial surgery. Her current study is fully sponsored by scholarship and research grant from Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP).
She is a cum laude graduate dentist (BSc, BDS equivalent) from Universitas Indonesia and was an exchange student at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU). Before pursuing her PhD, she practiced as a dentist in several clinics in Jakarta while assisting oral & maxillofacial surgeries with some renowned surgeons and helping the Research Ethics Committee at Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia (2014-2016). She was an intern dentist for about three months at Dain Dental Hospital, Seoul, South Korea (2015) where she learned the integrated dental hospital system and assisted many oral and dental implant surgeries.
Her passion in both oral & maxillofacial surgery (OMS) and science has led her to her current and future journey. Upon finishing her PhD, her plan is to continue her clinical training path in oral & maxillofacial surgery (OMS). She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research in many national and international meetings before and during her PhD study. She is currently an affiliate of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Biomaterials Chemistry Interest Group; an active council member in International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS) NextGen, a global network of young OMS trainees and young surgeons; and a council member in Nusantara Innovation Forum, a non-profit organisation aiming to promote research & technology towards translation into Indonesian and global market.