E Shyong TAI

E Shyong TAI

Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS
Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Cardiovascular Program

e_shyong_tai@nuhs.edu.sg

 

RESEARCH

Dr Tai’s has a longstanding interest in the development of novel treatments for diabetes mellitus that leverages on human genetics for the identification of novel drug targets. More recently, he has begun working on better ways to implement existing treatments into clinical practise to optimize cost effectiveness. One approach involves the stratification of patients based on level of risk of adverse outcomes or responsiveness to specific therapies. Another involves the implementation of novel models of care for chronic disease including (but not limited to) primary care enhancement by implementing the principles of the patient centred medical home.

Selected Publications

  • Okada Y, Sim X, Go MJ, Wu JY, Gu D, Takeuchi F, Takahashi A, Maeda S, Tsunoda T, Chen P, Lim SC, Wong TY, Liu J, Young TL, Aung T, Seielstad M, Teo YY, Kim YJ, Lee JY, Han BG, Kang D, Chen CH, Tsai FJ, Chang LC, Fann SJ, Mei H, Rao DC, Hixson JE, Chen S, Katsuya T, Isono M, Ogihara T, Chambers JC, Zhang W, Kooner JS; KidneyGen Consortium; CKDGen Consortium, Albrecht E; GUGC consortium, Yamamoto K, Kubo M, Nakamura Y, Kamatani N, Kato N, He J, Chen YT, Cho YS, Tai ES, Tanaka T. Meta-analysis identifies multiple loci associated with kidney function-related traits in east Asian populations. Nat Genet. 2012 Jul 15;44(8):904-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.2352. PubMed PMID: 22797727. (joint senior author) Abstract
  • Wen W, Cho YS, Zheng W, Dorajoo R, Kato N, Qi L, Chen CH, Delahanty RJ, Okada Y, Tabara Y, Gu D, Zhu D, Haiman CA, Mo Z, Gao YT, Saw SM, Go MJ, Takeuchi F, Chang LC, Kokubo Y, Liang J, Hao M, Le Marchand L, Zhang Y, Hu Y, Wong TY, Long J, Han BG, Kubo M, Yamamoto K, Su MH, Miki T, Henderson BE, Song H, Tan A, He J, Ng DP, Cai Q, Tsunoda T, Tsai FJ, Iwai N, Chen GK, Shi J, Xu J, Sim X, Xiang YB, Maeda S, Ong RT, Li C, Nakamura Y, Aung T, Kamatani N, Liu JJ, Lu W, Yokota M, Seielstad M, Fann CS; Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium, Wu JY, Lee JY, Hu FB, Tanaka T, Tai ES, Shu XO. Meta-analysis identifies common variants associated with body mass index in east Asians. Nat Genet. 2012 Feb 19;44(3):307-11. doi: 10.1038/ng.1087. PubMed PMID: 22344219; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3288728. (joint senior author) Abstract
  • Cho YS, Chen CH, Hu C, Long J, Ong RT, Sim X, Takeuchi F, Wu Y, Go MJ, Yamauchi T, Chang YC, Kwak SH, Ma RC, Yamamoto K, Adair LS, Aung T, Cai Q, Chang LC, Chen YT, Gao Y, Hu FB, Kim HL, Kim S, Kim YJ, Lee JJ, Lee NR, Li Y, Liu JJ, Lu W, Nakamura J, Nakashima E, Ng DP, Tay WT, Tsai FJ, Wong TY, Yokota M, Zheng W, Zhang R, Wang C, So WY, Ohnaka K, Ikegami H, Hara K, Cho YM, Cho NH, Chang TJ, Bao Y, Hedman ÅK, Morris AP, McCarthy MI; DIAGRAM Consortium; MuTHER Consortium, Takayanagi R, Park KS, Jia W, Chuang LM, Chan JC, Maeda S, Kadowaki T, Lee JY, Wu JY, Teo YY, Tai ES, Shu XO, Mohlke KL, Kato N, Han BG, Seielstad M. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies eight new loci for type 2 diabetes in east Asians. Nat Genet. 2011 Dec 11;44(1):67-72. doi: 10.1038/ng.1019. PubMed PMID: 22158537; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3582398. (joint senior author) Abstract
  • Lin Z, Bei JX, Shen M, Li Q, Liao Z, Zhang Y, Lv Q, Wei Q, Low HQ, Guo YM, Cao S, Yang M, Hu Z, Xu M, Wang X, Wei Y, Li L, Li C, Li T, Huang J, Pan Y, Jin O, Wu Y, Wu J, Guo Z, He P, Hu S, Wu H, Song H, Zhan F, Liu S, Gao G, Liu Z, Li Y, Xiao C, Li J, Ye Z, He W, Liu D, Shen L, Huang A, Wu H, Tao Y, Pan X, Yu B, Tai ES, Zeng YX, Ren EC, Shen Y, Liu J, Gu J. A genome-wide association study in Han Chinese identifies new susceptibility loci for ankylosing spondylitis. Nat Genet. 2011 Dec 4;44(1):73-7. doi: 10.1038/ng.1005. PubMed PMID: 22138694. Abstract
  • Kooner JS, Saleheen D, Sim X, Sehmi J, Zhang W, Frossard P, Been LF, Chia KS, Dimas AS, Hassanali N, Jafar T, Jowett JB, Li X, Radha V, Rees SD, Takeuchi F, Young R, Aung T, Basit A, Chidambaram M, Das D, Grundberg E, Hedman AK, Hydrie ZI, Islam M, Khor CC, Kowlessur S, Kristensen MM, Liju S, Lim WY, Matthews DR, Liu J, Morris AP, Nica AC, Pinidiyapathirage JM, Prokopenko I, Rasheed A, Samuel M, Shah N, Shera AS, Small KS, Suo C, Wickremasinghe AR, Wong TY, Yang M, Zhang F; DIAGRAM; MuTHER, Abecasis GR, Barnett AH, Caulfield M, Deloukas P, Frayling TM, Froguel P, Kato N, Katulanda P, Kelly MA, Liang J, Mohan V, Sanghera DK, Scott J, Seielstad M, Zimmet PZ, Elliott P, Teo YY, McCarthy MI, Danesh J, Tai ES, Chambers JC. Genome-wide association study in individuals of South Asian ancestry identifies six new type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci. Nat Genet. 2011 Aug 28;43(10):984-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.921. PubMed PMID: 21874001; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3773920. (joint senior author) Abstract
  • Kato N, Takeuchi F, Tabara Y, Kelly TN, Go MJ, Sim X, Tay WT, Chen CH, Zhang Y, Yamamoto K, Katsuya T, Yokota M, Kim YJ, Ong RT, Nabika T, Gu D, Chang LC, Kokubo Y, Huang W, Ohnaka K, Yamori Y, Nakashima E, Jaquish CE, Lee JY, Seielstad M, Isono M, Hixson JE, Chen YT, Miki T, Zhou X, Sugiyama T, Jeon JP, Liu JJ, Takayanagi R, Kim SS, Aung T, Sung YJ, Zhang X, Wong TY, Han BG, Kobayashi S, Ogihara T, Zhu D, Iwai N, Wu JY, Teo YY, Tai ES, Cho YS, He J. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies common variants associated with blood pressure variation in east Asians. Nat Genet. 2011 Jun;43(6):531-8. doi: 10.1038/ng.834. Epub 2011 May 15. PubMed PMID: 21572416; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3158568. (joint senior author) Abstract
  • Yamauchi T, Hara K, Maeda S, Yasuda K, Takahashi A, Horikoshi M, Nakamura M, Fujita H, Grarup N, Cauchi S, Ng DP, Ma RC, Tsunoda T, Kubo M, Watada H, Maegawa H, Okada-Iwabu M, Iwabu M, Shojima N, Shin HD, Andersen G, Witte DR, Jørgensen T, Lauritzen T, Sandbæk A, Hansen T, Ohshige T, Omori S, Saito I, Kaku K, Hirose H, So WY, Beury D, Chan JC, Park KS, Tai ES, Ito C, Tanaka Y, Kashiwagi A, Kawamori R, Kasuga M, Froguel P, Pedersen O, Kamatani N, Nakamura Y, Kadowaki T. A genome-wide association study in the Japanese population identifies susceptibility loci for type 2 diabetes at UBE2E2 and C2CD4A-C2CD4B. Nat Genet. 2010 Oct;42(10):864-8. doi: 10.1038/ng.660. Epub 2010 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 20818381. Abstract
  • Bei JX, Li Y, Jia WH, Feng BJ, Zhou G, Chen LZ, Feng QS, Low HQ, Zhang H, He F, Tai ES, Kang T, Liu ET, Liu J, Zeng YX. A genome-wide association study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma identifies three new susceptibility loci. Nat Genet. 2010 Jul;42(7):599-603. doi: 10.1038/ng.601. Epub 2010 May 30. PubMed PMID: 20512145. Abstract
  • Unoki H, Takahashi A, Kawaguchi T, Hara K, Horikoshi M, Andersen G, Ng DP, Holmkvist J, Borch-Johnsen K, Jørgensen T, Sandbaek A, Lauritzen T, Hansen T, Nurbaya S, Tsunoda T, Kubo M, Babazono T, Hirose H, Hayashi M, Iwamoto Y, Kashiwagi A, Kaku K, Kawamori R, Tai ES, Pedersen O, Kamatani N, Kadowaki T, Kikkawa R, Nakamura Y, Maeda S. SNPs in KCNQ1 are associated with susceptibility to type 2 diabetes in East Asian and European populations. Nat Genet. 2008 Sep;40(9):1098-102. doi: 10.1038/ng.208. PubMed PMID: 18711366. Abstract
  • Kathiresan S, Melander O, Guiducci C, Surti A, Burtt NP, Rieder MJ, Cooper GM, Roos C, Voight BF, Havulinna AS, Wahlstrand B, Hedner T, Corella D, Tai ES, Ordovas JM, Berglund G, Vartiainen E, Jousilahti P, Hedblad B, Taskinen MR, Newton-Cheh C, Salomaa V, Peltonen L, Groop L, Altshuler DM, Orho-Melander M. Six new loci associated with blood low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or triglycerides in humans. Nat Genet. 2008 Feb;40(2):189-97. doi: 10.1038/ng.75. Epub 2008 Jan 13. Erratum in: Nat Genet. 2008 Nov;40(11):1384. PubMed PMID: 18193044; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2682493. Abstract