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Gowher ALI
Faculty Mentor: Tan Meng How
Research Domain: Genome Engineering Platform
Education:
PhD, University of Strasbourg, France
University of Strasbourg, France
Research Interests: Genome engineering, Stem cell biology, Lineage specific transcription factors in stem cells.
Talal Bin AMIN
Faculty Mentor: Jonathan Goke
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology
Education:
PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Institute of Space Technology, Pakistan
Research Interests:
Lay Teng ANG
Faculty Mentor: Lim Bing
Research Domain: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Education:
PhD, University of Cambridge
BSc, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Stem cells and differentiation
Shaozhong Jonathan AOW
Faculty Mentor: Liu Jianjun
Research Domain: Human Genetics
Education:
PhD, University Of California, USA
Stanford University, USA
Research Interests:
Nirmala ARUL RAYAN
Faculty Mentor: Shyam Prabhakar
Research Domain: Computational and Systems Biology
Education:
PhD, Bharathidasan University
M.Sc, BDU
Research Interests: Genomics, neuroscience, epigenetics
Matias I AUTIO
Faculty Mentor: Roger Foo
Research Domain: Human Genetics; Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Education:
PhD, Imperial College London
MRes, Integrative Biomedical Sciences, Imperial College London; BSc, Biology, Imperial College London
Research Interests: Genome engineering, cardiac development and disease, stem cell and regenerative medicine
Kum Loong BOON
Faculty Mentor: Wan Yue
Research Domain: Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology 6
Education:
PhD, University of Edinburgh, UK
Research Interests: Scientific Research
Narmada Balakrishnan CHAKRAPANI
Faculty Mentor: Giridharan Periyasamya
Research Domain: High Content Screening
Education:
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: Infectious disease modelling, target discovery and lead validation, genetic engineering, hepatology, cardiovascular pathophysiology
Hui CHEN
Faculty Mentor: Zhai Weiwei
Research Domain: Human Genetics
Education:
PhD,
BS, Soochow University
Research Interests: Investigate the virus evolution (from the genetics perspective) using bioinformatics and biostatistics
Huiyi CHEN
Faculty Mentor: Paul Choi
Research Domain: Synthetic Biology
Education:
PhD. Harvard University
Research Interests: Biochemistry, Neurology, Synthetic Biology
Jianbin CHEN
Faculty Mentor: Zhai Weiwei
Research Domain: Human Genetics 5
Education:
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: Cancer Genomics, Cancer Heterogeneity
Guo Yan Elaine CHEW
Faculty Mentor: Axel Hillmer
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology 4
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Cancer Cells, Cancer Research, Biology
Shumei CHIA
Faculty Mentor: Ramanuj Dasgupta
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore
BSc, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Wnt signaling in cancer stem cell and human embryonic stem cells
Ming Ju Milly CHOY
Faculty Mentor: Martin Hibberd
Research Domain: Infectious Diseases
Education:
PhD, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interests: Emerging infectious and vector-borne diseases, RNA virus evolution, high content screening.
Elise Therese Carmen  COURTOIS
Faculty Mentor: Shyam Prabhakar
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD, CBMSO-UAM (Centro de Biologia Molecular Severo Ochoa-Universidad Autonoma de Madrid), Spain
Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
Research Interests: Study of human cancer heterogeneity by using single cell technologies
Engin CUKUROGLU
Faculty Mentor: Jonathan Goke
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology
Education:
PhD, KOC University, Turkey
KOC University, Turkey;
Research Interests: Cancer genomics, Transcriptomics
Dang Vinh DO
Faculty Mentor: Roger Foo
Research Domain: Human Genetics 3
Education:
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: Heart failure genomics and epigenomics
Rajkumar DORAJOO
Faculty Mentor: Liu Jianjun
Research Domain: Human Genetics
Education:
PhD, Imperial College London
BSc, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Genetics of metabolic diseases
Jinzhuang DOU
Faculty Mentor: Wang Chaolong
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology 2
Education:
PhD, College of Marine Life Sciences, Ocean University of China, China
Research Interests: Computational Sciences, Cells & Biology
Shannon Nicole FENLON
Faculty Mentor: Swaine Chen
Research Domain: Infectious Diseases 3
Education:
University of Southampton, UK
Research Interests: Infectious diseases, bacterial pathogenesis and biofilm mediated infections
Umesh GHOSHDASTIDER
Faculty Mentor: Anders Jacobsen Skanderup
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology 3
Education:
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Research Interests: Cancer Genomics, Bioinformatics
Yu GUO
Faculty Mentor: Anders Jacobsen Skanderup
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology 3
Education:
PhD, Cornell University, USA
Research Interests: Computational Biology, Scientific Research
Yaohui Phillips HUANG
Faculty Mentor: Ng Huck Hui
Research Domain: Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology
Education:
PhD, University of California, USA
Duke University, Northern Carolina
Research Interests: Stem cell biology and tissue regeneration
Junghyun JO
Faculty Mentor: Ng Huck Hui
Research Domain: Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology
Education:
PhD, CHA University, Korea
CHA University, Korea; Hanyang University, Korea
Research Interests: Parkinson’s disease in vitro modeling using human pluripotent stem cells
Mathias KAISER
Faculty Mentor: Paul Choi
Research Domain: Synthetic Biology 1
Education:
University of Münster, Germany
Research Interests: DNA repair pathways, Genome modification and minimization, Immune cells
Varnica KHETRAPAL
Faculty Mentor: Swaine Chen
Research Domain: Infectious Diseases 3
Education:
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: Microbial genetics, bacteriology, medical microbiology
Say Li KONG
Faculty Mentor: Axel Hillmer, Lim Bing
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore
MSc, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Circulating tumor cell and cell-free DNA, single cell genomics, cancer genomics, translational medicine, transcription regulation
May Yin LEE
Faculty Mentor: Tam Wai Leong
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology 6
Education:
PhD. National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Developmental and pathological aspects of the breast, stem cell biology, cancer, cancer metabolism, mouse genetics and disease modelling
Yi Xin Fiona LEE
Faculty Mentor: Ramanuj DasGupta
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology 5
Education:
University of Oxford, UK
Research Interests: Extracellular vesicles in Cancer and the tumour microenvironment
Huipeng LI
Faculty Mentor: Shyam Prabhakar
Research Domain: Computational and Systems Biology
Education:
PhD, Computational and Systems Biology - Singapore MIT Alliance (National University of Singapore)
BS
Research Interests: Single cell RNA-seq, tumor heterogeneity, lung and colorectal cancer, lung and colorectal development
Hongqing LIANG
Faculty Mentor: Ng Huck Hui
Research Domain: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Education:
PhD, University of Cambridge
BSc, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Cross talk in
Teck Por LIM
Faculty Mentor: Zhai Weiwei
Research Domain: Human Genetics 5
Education:
PhD, Imperial College London, UK
Research Interests: Genes, Genetics, Genes Therapeutics
Tong Ming LIU
Faculty Mentor: Lim Bing
Research Domain: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Education:
PhD, Institute of Hydrobiology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
BS, Xingyang Normal University
Research Interests: Cell and gene therapy for cartilage repair and regeneration
Wenting LIU
Faculty Mentor: Liu Jianjun
Research Domain: Human Genetics
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interests: Genetic interaction networks, integrative genetic analysis for diseases
Jia Min LOO
Faculty Mentor: Ramanuj DasGupta
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology 5
Education:
PhD, The Rockefeller University, USA
Research Interests: Cancer Stem Cells, Genetics
Ser Yue LOO
Faculty Mentor: Tam Wai Leong
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: Cancer stem cell differentiation, Cancer therapeutics, Cancer lipidomics
Joo Leng LOW
Faculty Mentor: Ramanuj Dasgupta
Research Domain: Cancer therapeutics and stratified oncology
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore
BSc, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Cancer transcriptomics, chemical genetics,chemical biology
Siming MA
Faculty Mentor: Zhai Weiwei
Research Domain: Human Genetics 5
Education:
Harvard University, USA
Research Interests: Cancer biology, bioinformatics
Rahul Rajendra NAHAR
Faculty Mentor: Axel Hillmer
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD, University of Southern California, USA
B.Tech in Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Research Interests:
Zahid NAWAZ
Faculty Mentor: Shyam Prabhakar
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology 6
Education:
Indian Institute of Science, India
Research Interests: Intra-tumour heterogeneity and the role of cancer niche in tumorigenesis
Massimo NICHANE
Faculty Mentor: Lim Bing
Research Domain: Cancer Stem Cell Biology
Education:
PhD, ULB
BS, UMH (University of Mons-Hainaut)
Research Interests: Stem cell therapy, lung biology
Nina Viktoria Karlson NORGREN
Faculty Mentor: Liu Jianjun
Research Domain: Human Genetics
Education:
PhD, Umeå University, Sweden
MS, Umeå University, Sweden
Research Interests:
Tingting PAN
Faculty Mentor: Aleksandre Lejava
Research Domain: Translational Research
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
China Pharmaceutical University, China
Research Interests:
Elina PATHAK
Faculty Mentor: Lim Bing
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD, Univ of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
B. Pharmacy, Jadavpur University, India
Research Interests: Drug screening and development of new therapeutics
Balamurugan PERIASWAMY
Faculty Mentor: Paola De Sessions
Research Domain: GERMS
Education:
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Research Interests: Microbial comparative genomics and host-pathogen transcriptomics
Eileen PNG
Faculty Mentor: Martin Hibberd
Research Domain: Infectious Diseases; Human Genetics
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore
BSc (Honors Class 1), University of New South Wales
Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology, immunology, population genetics
Anna POTAPOVA
Faculty Mentor: Ng Huck Hui
Research Domain: Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology
Education:
PhD, Volgograd State Medical University, Russia
Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Russia
Research Interests: DNA-methylation dependent silencing of tumor suppressor genes and its impact on cancer development. Regenerative biology, liver regeneration. Impact of cellular senescence on the process of liver regeneration and aging and regeneration mediated senescence escape and transformation of cells. 
Zhengzhong James QU
Faculty Mentor: Patrick Tan
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology 2
Education:
PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Research Interests: Cancer Cells, Genetics
Nilesh Tawari RAMESH
Faculty Mentor: Pauline Ng
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology 8
Education:
PhD, Institute of Chemical Technology, India
Research Interests: Science Technology, Genetics
Neha ROHATGI
Faculty Mentor: Anders Jacobsen Skanderup
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology 3
Education:
University of Iceland, Iceland
Research Interests: Metabolism of tumor microenvironment
Abil SAJ
Faculty Mentor: Ramanuj Dasgupta
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology; Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Education:
PhD, Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie, University of Heidelberg, Germany
M.Sc Zoology, University of Mysore, India
Research Interests: Self-renewal/differentiation of embryonic stem cell: Converging regulatory events directed through signaling pathways and microRNAs
Debarka SENGUPTA
Faculty Mentor: Shyam Prabhakar
Research Domain: Computational and Systems Biology
Education:
PhD, Jadavpur University, Indian Statistical Institute
B. Tech, West Bengal University of Technology
Research Interests: Single cell genome and transcriptome analysis, cancer genomics, machine learning
Raghuvaran SHANMUGAM
Faculty Mentor: Tan Meng How
Research Domain:
Education:
University Stuttgart, Germany
Research Interests:
Ankur SHARMA
Faculty Mentor: Ramanuj DasGupta
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology 5
Education:
PhD, Indian Institute of Science, India
Research Interests: Cancer Research, Cancer Stem Cells, Genes Therapy
Faranak Ghazi  SHERBAF
Faculty Mentor: Axel Hillmer
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology 4
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore
Research Interests: Cancer Stem Cells, Genes Therapeutics
Wei Xiang SIN
Faculty Mentor: Paul Choi
Research Domain: Synthetic Biology
Education:
PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interests: Biology Science, Cancer Cells, Genetics
Yan SU
Faculty Mentor: Alexander Lezhava
Research Domain: Translational Research
Education:
PhD, Donghua University-National University of Singapore
BS, Anhui Normal University
Research Interests: Molecular diagnostic assays development
Duraiswamy SUHANYA
Faculty Mentor: Swaine Chen
Research Domain: Microfluidics for cell manipulations
Education:
National University of Singapore, Singapore
B.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India
Research Interests: Microfluidics, multi-phase microfluidics, inertial microfluidics, particle/cell separation, particle/cell tracking, droplets, dielectrophoresis, plasmonic nanomaterials
Xuyang Alfred SUN
Faculty Mentor: Lim Bing
Research Domain: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Education:
PhD, Stanford University
BS, Duke University
Research Interests: Stem cell fate determination, synthetic biology, neuroscience
Baoluo SUN
Faculty Mentor: Wang Chaolong
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology 2
Education:
Harvard University, USA
Research Interests: Missing data, causal inference and statistical genetics
Min Jie Alvin TAN
Faculty Mentor: Ng Huck Hui
Research Domain: Infectious Diseases
Education:
PhD,
BS, Cornell University
Research Interests: RNA viruses, innate immunity, systems biology
Zhihao TAN
Faculty Mentor: Aleksandre Lejava
Research Domain: Translational Research 1
Education:
University of Washington, USA
Research Interests: Cancer, aging, personalized medicine, molecular diagnostics
Yen-An TANG
Faculty Mentor: Yu Qiang
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan;
Research Interests: Cancer epigenetics and Cancer stem cell
Weiquan John TNG
Faculty Mentor: Ng Huck Hui
Research Domain: Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology 6
Education:
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: Stem cells and organoids
Cheuk Ka TONG
Faculty Mentor: Aleksandre Lejava
Research Domain: Translational Research 1
Education:
Imperial College London, UK
Research Interests: Molecular Diagnostics
Jiaxu WANG
Faculty Mentor: Lawrence Stanton
Research Domain: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Education:
PhD, University of Science and Technology of China
BS, Tongji University
Research Interests: Mechanism of neural cell differentiation
Wenyu WANG
Faculty Mentor: Yu Qiang
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD, University of Science and Technology of China
BS, Hefei University of Technolgy,China
Research Interests: Mechanism of tumorigenesis
Zhenxun WANG
Faculty Mentor: Lim Bing
Research Domain: Cancer Stem Cell Biology
Education:
PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Watson School of Biological Sciences
BS University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Interests: Cancer metabolism, alternative splicing, antisense and small molecule therapeutics
Degang WU
Faculty Mentor: Wang Chaolong
Research Domain: Computational & Systems Biology 2
Education:
The Hong Kong University Of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Research Interests: Statistical genetics, population genetics, local ancestry inference
Min XIE
Faculty Mentor: Chris Wong
Research Domain: POLARIS
Education:
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: Clinical research and development
En Jun YANG
Faculty Mentor: Swaine Chen
Research Domain: Infectious Diseases 3
Education:
PhD. University of Pennsylvania, USA
Research Interests:
Lin YANG
Faculty Mentor: Ng Huck Hui
Research Domain: Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology 6
Education:
Harvard University, USA
Research Interests: Adult stem cells and Cell fate specification
Siwy Ling YANG
Faculty Mentor: Wan Yue
Research Domain: Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology 7
Education:
The University of Florida, USA
Research Interests: Fungal Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology
Binxia YANG
Faculty Mentor: Tan Yann Chong
Research Domain: GIS-ATRECA
Education:
Peking Union Medical College, China
Research Interests: Monitoring human immune using single cell RNA-seq technology
Hechuan YANG
Faculty Mentor: Zhai Weiwei
Research Domain: Human Genetics 5
Education:
University of Science & Technology of China, China
Research Interests: Population genetics, cancer genomics, tumor heterogeneity
Fei YAO
Faculty Mentor: Axel Hillmer
Research Domain: Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology
Education:
PhD,
BS, Qufu Normal University
Research Interests: Study cancer genome structural variations by long span (10 kb) DNA-PET; method development and protocol optimization for constructing high quality next generation sequencing library
Ju YUAN
Faculty Mentor: Lim Bing
Research Domain: Cancer Stem Cell Biology
Education:
PhD, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
BS, North West Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Research Interests: Adult stem cell, cancer stem cell, cancer therapy, circulating tumor cells
Jingyao ZHANG
Faculty Mentor: Khor Chiea Chuen / Shyam Prabhakar
Research Domain: Human Genetics
Education:
PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: Genomics, genetics of inflammatory disorders and drug metabolism
Tong ZHANG
Faculty Mentor: Zhai Weiwei
Research Domain: Human Genetics
Education:
PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interests: Cancer genomics and Molecular modelling
Fan ZHANG
Faculty Mentor: Tan Meng How
Research Domain: Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology 8
Education:
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interests: Computational Biology, Cancer and Stem cell biology
Rongrong ZHAO
Faculty Mentor: Roger Foo
Research Domain: Cardiovascular research
Education:
University of Cambridge, Centre for Brain Repair, UK
B.Sc, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interests:
Yuan ZHU
Faculty Mentor: Martin Hibberd
Research Domain: Infectious Disease
Education:
PhD, Stanford University, Genetics Department, Dmitri Petrov
BS, Duke University
Research Interests: Population genetics, molecular evolution, next generation sequencing

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