Lab Location: #6-12  Email: mcbucs@imcb.a-star.edu.sg  Tel: 65869503

Uttam Surana undertook his graduate studies at the University of Arizona and obtained a PhD from the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology in 1986. Thereafter, he moved to the Dept. of Engineering at the University of Cambridge where he spent 2 years studying the mechanical properties of bacterial cell surface polymers and their role in cell shape determination. He spent the subsequent four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna investigating various aspects of cell division in the budding yeast. He joined the IMCB in 1992. For his outstanding contribution to the understanding of control circuits that regulate cell cycle, Dr Surana was awarded in 2007 Singapore’s National Science Award.