Translational Mechanobiology Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal Investigator

Prof Hanry Yu

PhD (Cell Biology, Duke, USA)

Professor of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Director of NUHS Research Core Facilities on Confocal Microscopy Unit & Flow Cytometry Laboratory, National University Health System

Group Leader, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR

Principal Investigator, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore

Visiting Professor, Gastroenterology Department, Nanfang hospital, Southern Medical University, China

Email: hanry_yu@nuhs.edu.sg

 

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Senior Research Staff

FONG Li Shan Eliza

PhD (Bioengineering, Rice University, USA)

Eliza

Senior Tutor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore

Email: bieflse@nus.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: 3D in vitro cancer models for drug development and personalised medicine

Fan LEE

D.Eng (Organic and Polymer Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Fan Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Email: flee@ibn.a-star.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Application and Refinement of Predictive In Vitro Models of Hepatotoxicity Using Environmental and Industrial Chemicals

NG Inn Chuan

PhD (NGS, NUS)

Inn Chuan

Research Fellow, Physiology, National University of Singapore

Email: phsnic@nus.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: kinectin-dependent ER transport in liver tissue repair in vitro

 

Farah TASNIM

PhD (Cell and Tissue Engineering, NUS)

Farah

Research Scientist, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Email: farah@ibn.a-star.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Immune modulation of drug metabolism and idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity

Yao TENG

PhD (Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Peking University, China)

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Research Fellow, Physiology, National University of Singapore

Email: phsty@nus.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Microfabrication and Microfluidics for NASH model

Research Staff

LEE Shu Ying

BSc (Life Sciences, NUS)

Shu Ying

Senior Laboratory Executive, Confocal Microscopy Unit, National University of Singapore

Email: medleesy@nus.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Confocal and live cell microscopy, tissue and high content imaging

Phoebe KOH

BSc (Life Sciences, NUS)

Phoebe

Senior Laboratory Executive, Physiology, National University of Singapore

Email: phskksp@nus.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Laboratory management

Corey Bryen LINGAM

BSc (Life Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

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Research Assistant, Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Email: a0124944@u.nus.edu

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Yukun MA

BEng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU)

Yukun

Research Assistant, Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Email: mbimay@nus.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Optical instrumentation and imaging of liver regeneration process

Shobhit SANDEEP JAIPURKAR

MTech (Knowledge Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

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Research Associate, Physiology, National University of Singapore

Email: shobhit.jaipurkar@gmail.com

Research Area of Interest: Bio-imaging analysis and machine-based learning modelling

SOONG Yun Ting

BSc (Life Sciences, NUS)

Chin Min

Laboratory Officer, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechology

Email: ytsoong@ibn.a-star.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Application and Refinement of Predictive In Vitro Models of Hepatotoxicity Using Environmental and Industrial Chemicals

 

TOH Chin Min

BSc (NUS)

Chin Min

Laboratory Executive, Flow Cytometry Laboratory, National University of Singapore

Email: medtcm@nus.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Flow cytometry support

Veena VENUGOPAL

BSc in Biotechnology (Anna University, India)

Veena

Laboratory Officer, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechology

Email: veena@ibn.a-star.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: Application and Refinement of Predictive In Vitro Models of Hepatotoxicity Using Environmental and Industrial Chemicals

WANG Xiaoning

MD (Gynecology and Obstetrics, CMU, China)

Xiaoning

Senior Laboratory Executive, Flow Cytometry Laboratory, National University of Singapore

Email: medwx@nus.edu.sg

Research Area of Interest: ISAC & ICCS Certified Cytometrist provides a full range of training for users and core operators

 

Graduate Students

Kapish GUPTA

MEng (Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology)

Kapish

PhD candidate, PhD program in Mechanobiology

Email: a0129245@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Mechanobiology of bile canaliculi dynamics and cholestasis

Award: EMBO Travel Award

HUANG Xiaozhong

BSc (Biological Science, Nankai University, China)

Xiaozhong

PhD candidate, SOM

Email: e0056333@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: development of human in vitro inflammatory liver model for idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity

Justinian LIU Zheng

BSc (Medicinal Chemistry, NTU)

Justinian

PhD candidate, NGS

Email: a0113460@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: novel polymeric biomaterials for 3D organoid models

 

SONG Ziwei

MA (Biotechnology, Columbia University, US)

Ziwei

PhD Candidate, SOM

Email: A0123674@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Dissecting mechanobiology steps of liver regeneration process

Award: Best Presenter Award, IBN Research Symposium 2017; Physiology Pitch Perfect Awards 1st Runner-up, 25 May 2018

SUN Min

BSc (Life Sciences, Nankai University, China)

Sun Min

PhD candidate, SoM

Email: e0001900@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Materiomics identification of topography-mediated maturation of iPSC-derived hepatocytes

XU Yumeng

BEng (Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China)

Xu Yumeng

Graduate Student, PhD program in Mechanobiology

Email: e0172387@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Using optical clearing method for NASH model to construct the disease progression image maps in 3D and evaluate the quantitative analysis of NASH

 

YU Yang

BEng (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NTU)

Yu Yang

PhD candidate, SOM & SMART

Email: E0010791@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: 3D image-based feature classification of chronic liver diseases

Award: Young Investigator Award for the 26th Conference of Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Annual Meeting 2017

 

Undergraduate and Visiting Students

Joanne LIM Tze Chin

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UROPS student, NUS Life Sciences

Email: e0052943@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Engineering organoids with stroma for recapitulation of patient liver cancer tissue in vitro

ONG Shujian

 

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UROPS student, NUS Life Sciences

Email: shujian_ong@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Isolation, Culture and differentiation of porcine myosatellite cells and adipose-derived stem cells

Luke OOI Hao Shuan

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UROPS student, NUS Life Sciences

Email: e0031370@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Isolation, Culture and differentiation of porcine myosatellite cells and adipose-derived stem cells

 

Melissa TAN

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UROPS student, NUS Life Sciences

Email: e0140078@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Kinectin-dependent ER transport regulates adhesion maturation through acetylated MT

Nichole TAN Wan Qian

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UROPS student, NUS Life Sciences

Email: 0199332@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Kinectin-dependent ER transport regulates adhesion maturation through acetylated MT

Leon TANG Jia Wei

 

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UROPS student, NUS Life Sciences

Email: e0175664@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: Engineering human liver organoids with stroma in vitro as drug testing model

 

SOH Wen Han Ethan

 

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FYP student, NUS Life Sciences

Email: e0004247@u.nus.edu

Research Area of Interest: kinectin and endoplasmic reticulum dynamics

 

 

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