Principal Investigator

James Kah

James Kah, Ph.D.

Dr. James Kah is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. He received his B.Eng. (Electrical Engineering) and subsequently completed his Ph.D. in the Graduate Programme in Bioengineering in 2009, both from NUS. Prior to joining NUS as a faculty in September 2012, James was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He had also taught in Temasek Polytechnic as a Lecturer and worked at Ove Arup and Partners Ltd. in Hong Kong. He is currently the Principal Investigator in the Nanomedicine & Nanorobotics Laboratory at NUS with his research focusing on understanding the nano-bio interface and developing nanoscale interface strategies to effectively probe and modulate biological processes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Outside of work, James serves actively in his church as a befriender and a lay leader in the Christian Education ministry. He is also an avid distance swimmer and runner, having completed his first marathon in 2012, and first triathlon a year later.

For more details, visit http://www.bioeng.nus.edu.sg/people/PI/Kah/default.html.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Laurent Bekale

Laurent Bekale

Laurent has a bachelor in Chemistry from University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, UQTR (Quebec, Canada). He then obtained an MSc degree in 2011 and a PhD in 2015 both degrees in Biophysics and Cell Biology from the Department of Chemistry-Biochemistry and Physics at UQTR. Laurent is currently a Research Fellow in the Nanomedicine and Nanobiology Laboratory (NNL) working on understanding an interaction between the engineered nanoparticles and blood cells. Tennis and soccer are also part of his many interests outside of work. Laurent plans to pursue a career as research scientist in Bio/pharmaceutical R&D.

Nguyen Thanh Xuan

Nguyen Thanh Xuan

Dr Thanh Nguyen received a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ho Chi Minh University of Technology in 1993,  M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Queensland in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He held Chemical Engineer Position with Vietnam Petroleum Institute of PetroVietnam and several Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Petroleum Geochemistry with School of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics of the University of Oklahoma, Computational Nanoscale Science with the University of Queensland, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Departments of National University of Singapore. His interests are in molecular modelling of adsorption in nanoporous materials for separation of diamondoids and biological markers in petroleum for oil-oil and oil-source rock correlations. His current research  is focussing on modelling heat transfer of light excited gold nanoparticles to intracellular environment and transport of nanoparticles coated with poymers through lipid bilayers using molecular dynamics simulation.

 

 

 

Research Engineer

Eugenia Yeo

Eugenia Yeo

Ms Eugenia Yeo graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2012 with a B. Eng. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Previously, as part of her B. Eng. Dissertation, she gained some research experience in the field of liver tissue engineering. Prior to joining the the Nanomedicine & Nanobiology Lab, she worked as a Laboratory Executive in the NUS Flow Cytometry Unit in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Currently as a Research Engineer in this lab, her research projects include the development of gold nanoparticles for use as (1) protein enhancement devices and, (2) for predicting the severity of dengue fever in patients. Outside of her work in NUS, she is an avid practitioner of traditional Tae Kwon-Do, and also enjoys most sports and a good novel.

DEwi Susanti

Dewi Susanti

Dewi Susanti graduated from National University of Singapore in 2016 with a B. Sc. in Life Sciences, specialisation in Biomedical Science, and a minor in Public Health. She was a BIE graduate from Temasek Polytechnic and was one of Dr James's students during the time he was teaching there. During her undergraduate studies, she gained some research experience by doing internship under different laboratories in NUS, namely Nanomedicine and Nanobiology Laboratory (NNL), Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ultrasound Lab, and Experimental Stroke and Inflammation Research (ESIR). For her Final Year Project, she studied the potential protective roles of Mithochondrial Calcium Uniporter (MCU) in mouse in-vitro and in-vivo ischemic models, under a collaborative project between ESIR and Mitochondrial Physiology and Metabolism lab. She is currently a Research Assistant in NNL, working on upconversion nanorods (UCN) to study its immune-stimulatory effect for cancer therapy. Outside of work, Dewi enjoys doing music, art, and craft.

 

 

Graduate students

Karen He

Karen He

Karen graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bioengineering. During her undergraduate studies, she demonstrated excellent academic performance and was awarded Dean's List Honors for 3 consecutive years. She also gained fundamental research skills and techniques in the field of biomedical imaging through a 1-year URECA program. As a PhD student at the Department of Bioengineering currently, she is interested in developing a clinical method to detect liver cancer with the use of nanotechnology. Apart from academics, she enjoys traveling and learning different cultures. She used to be a performer of NTU Chinese Dance Club and Chinese Orchestra Club before graduation.

Ho Yan Teck

Ho Yan Teck

Yan Teck graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering. He is doing his graduate research on the use of corona coated gold nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery, with a specific focus on its rheology in circulation. He has prior experience in microhemodynamics and microfluidic devices. In his free time, he used to volunteer with family and child services and in hospices. Music and reading are also part of his many interests outside of work.

Chan Kian Ping

Chan Kian Ping

Kian Ping graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2014 with a B. Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (1st Class Honors). Previously, he joined the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology as a Youth Research Program student for 2 consecutive summer breaks to enrich and expose himself in the different areas of research. The first research area was in Drug and Gene Delivery where he was taught how to synthesize and characterize hydrogel. The second area involves bacteria culture and bacteriophage therapy. He will be embarking on his Ph.D. in NUS in August 2014. Beside his academic work, Kian Ping also plays badminton and does jogging to keep himself healthy.

Barbara Poinard

Barbara Poinard

Barbara has  a bachelor in biomedical sciences majoring in Biology and Biochemistry from the university Paris Descartes. She is currently a masters student in Biomedical engineering in Paris and is thinking of orienting her studies towards the biomaterials track next year. She will be doing a 4 month internship on the use of gold nanoparticles in quantifying proteins. Besides her studies, Barbara enjoys playing the piano, and reading.

Huy

Quach Quang Huy

Huy graduated from Can Tho University in Viet Nam with a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. After 2 months working for Thai seafood company as lab supervisor, he returned CTU and worked at Department of Biology as assistant researcher. He finished his master program in Nanobiotechnology at Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology in 2014. During his master work, he developed fluorescent assays for the detection of cancer-related enzyme activity. Beside his study, he spend free time on badminton and football.

Joshua

Joshua Cheah

Joshua graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2016 with a B. Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (1st Class Honours). He is doing his graduate research on the use of Nanoparticle-based ROS modulation therapy of Tumour Associated Macrophages (TAMs). Previously, as part of his B. Eng. Dissertation, he also gained some prior research experience in the NNL Lab with the novel use of protein corona coated gold nanorods in low dose tri-modal phototherapy of cancer. In his spare time, Joshua is an avid performer and has a great passion for music and singing.

Ain

Nurul 'Ain Bte Azman

'Ain graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Currently, she is pursuing her graduate studies with research interest on the use of protein corona or specific protein coated nanoparticles for drug delivery, particularly exploiting the use of its potential ability to target tumours. She enjoys travelling and in her free time likes to cycle or read a book.

Malvin Kang

Malvin Kang

Malvin graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (Honours). During his undergraduate years, he joined NNL in 2014 undertaking UROP and FYP projects, as well as a 3-month stint at the A*Star Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE) to further expand his knowledge on the area of nanomedicine. Currently a PhD student at the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, he is studying on the application of gold nanoparticles and exploiting the concept of protein corona for development of cancer nanovaccines. Outside of work, he spends his time exploring on food and swimming.

Thaddaeus Ong

Thaddaeus Ong

Thaddaeus graduated from National University of Singapore with B. Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (Honours). During the course of his undergraduate studies, he completed a UROP project, which was further continued into his Final Year Project, on Development of a Nanogold-Glycan Hybrid for Theranostics of Breast Cancer under Dr. James Kah. He is currently undergoing his Master’s degree (by research) in Biomedical Engineering, and is due to graduate in July 2017. He aims to gain valuable research skills and experience as well as pursue his interests in Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering. Outside of his studies, he enjoys weight lifting, video gaming, and watching movies, and is an avid Wrestling fan as well.

 

 

Final Year Project Students

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UROP Students

Deepika

Deepika Ranganathan

Deepika has just completed her 2nd year of undergraduate study in Biomedical Engineering and is currently participating in UROP to work on the optimization of ovalbumin (OVA) formation onto gold nanoparticles of various shapes and perform characterization studies. She hopes to gain some useful laboratory and research skills through this experience and discover if research is her true calling. In her leisure time, she indulges in reading and listening to good music.

 

Gabriella Ong

Gabriella Ong

Gabriella is a second year Biomedical Engineering student pursuing her Bachelor's degree at the National University of Singapore. She is currently working on a UROP project mentored by Ho Yan Teck, which involves probing the aggregation characteristics of the protein corona in physiological and acidic environments. In her free time, Gabriella enjoys catching up on some of her favourite TV series and trying new things.

 

Howard Heng

Howard Heng

Howard is currently in his 2nd year of study at the National University of Singapore in Biomedical Engineering, and is currently undertaking a UROP project on the development of a drug delivery system in cancer therapy using Polydopamine particles under Ms. Barbara Poinard. In his spare time. He likes to watch movies, variety shows, bowl, and game.

 

Kuan Hong Xiang

Kuan Hong Xiang

Hong Xiang is currently in his 2nd year of study at the National University of Singapore in Biomedical Engineering and is currently undertaking a UROP project on the development of multimodal nano-antibiotic based on gold nanorods. In his spare time. He likes to watch shows, and game occasionally.

 

Trinh

Tran Canh Khanh Trinh

Trinh is a Year 2 Biomedical Engineering undergraduate, currently doing a UROP project on Integrity of Endothelial Cell Homeostasis after Treatment with Protein-Coated Gold Nanorods under Dr. Laurent Bekale. Through this experience, he hopes to gain more insight about the research of nanobioengineering and its application in healthcare technology. Besides his academic pursuit, Trinh is a theatre-lover and has written, directed and acted in various plays himself.

 

 

 

Internship

Eunice Ho

Eunice Ho

Eunice is a Year 3 Molecular Biotechnology student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, currently undertaking her internship in Dr. James Kah’s laboratory. She will be assisting Mr. Joshua Cheah on his research about the upconversion of nanoparticles. In her free time, Eunice also enjoys running and playing the ukulele.

Lisa

Nur Khaliesah Bte Mahayuddin

Khaliesah is a Year 3 Molecular Biotechnology student pursuing a diploma in Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She is doing her Final Year Project in Dr. James Kah’s laboratory, assisting Mr. Joshua Cheah on his research on the Repolarization of Tumor-Associated Macrophages into M1 Phenotype Macrophages using Reactive Oxidative Species induced by gold nanoparticles. In her leisure time, she likes to bake and explore new activities such as Zumba and sign language.

 

 

 

Alumni (37)

Dinesh

Dinesh Manivannen

Dinesh is currently a Year 4 Biomedical Engineering undergraduate in NUS. He is doing his Final Year Project in the Nanomedicine and Nanorobotics Lab. The project he is undertaking involves using albumin-coated gold nanorods for cancer drug delivery. Besides studies, he enjoys watching movies and football and is a huge fan of manchester united.

Fion Loh

Fion Loh

Fion Loh, is a Year 2 Biomedical engineering student, pursuing her degree in the National University of Singapore. She is currently working on a Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) project in the Nanomedicine and Nanobiology lab(NNL) under Dr James Kah. Her UROP project mainly studies the margination of nanoparticles. Under the guidance of her mentor, Ho Yan Teck, she will explore the various techniques used to investigate the margination of nanoparticles in microfluidic channels. Apart from her work, Fion enjoys doing sports and learning new things.

Low Hui Xian

Low Hui Xian

Hui Xian is a Year 4 Biomedical Engineering undergraduate. She is currently undertaking a FYP project on enhancing protein synthesis in cells using DNA-conjugated gold nanoparticles, mentored by Kian Ping. Apart from her studies, she has interests in Korean culture, enjoys outdoor activities and spending time in nature.

Roxanne Kong

Roxanne Kong

Roxanne is a year 3 Biomedical Engineering undergraduate at the National University of Singapore and is currently undertaking a UROP project on development of DNA methyltransferase assay for early cancer detection. She has previously undergone a 3 month long internship program with Cordlife where she was attached to the laboratory department. As such, she wishes to gain research experience, particularly in nanobiotechnology, so that she would be able to venture into the field of biomedicine in future. Outside her studies, Roxanne enjoys sailing and playing the clarinet in her spare time.

Malvin Kang

Yi Mon Ei Kyaw

Yi Mon, who has a cheerful and friendly character, is year 2 (going year 3) Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate, currently undertaking a UROP project on Conjugation of Probe Peptides to Gold Nanostars under the supervision of Karen He. She aims to explore in Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering and gain valuable skills in this field. Beyond her academics, she likes to take part in both local and overseas volunteering activities. Besides this, she enjoys doing aerobics activities such as Yoga and Pilates as a form of exercise.Trying out new activities like joining sun nus and skiiing is her hobby.​

Xu Shenyao

Xu Shenyao

Shenyao graduated from Zhejiang University (China) in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. During her undergraduate studies, she gained basic research experience from several projects, which involve liposome, micro-sponge, dermatology and dementia. Now she is a PhD student in school of medicine in NUS and is working on developing nanogold-glycan for breast cancer therapy, under both Prof. George Yip and Dr. James Kah. Outside her study, she loves watching movies and travelling.

Justyna Karolczak

Justyna Karolczak

Justyna obtained a Master’s degree in Biotechnology at Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland. During her studies Justyna completed one semester at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, as Socrates/Erasmus Exchange Student. Subsequently she graduated with honors from Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Ph.D. Program in 2013. Prior to joining the Nanomedicine and Nanobiology Laboratory in 2016 she served as a Project Specialist in Parexel Clinical Research Organization. Justyna is currently a Research Fellow in the NIN Lab working on understanding an interaction between the gold nanoparticles and endothelial cells. Outside of her work in NUS she is an avid jazz dancer, enjoys traveling and loves photography.

Angeline Tan

Angeline Tan

Angeline Tan is a Year 3 Biomedical Science student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic undertaking her internship and Final Year Project in Dr James Kah’s laboratory. She will be assisting Ms Barbara Poinard in her research on the use of Polydopamine particles as a form of drug delivery system in cancer therapy. Apart from her studies, Angeline enjoys immersing her time reading English literature books such as “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” as well as drawing and sketching.

Roy Tan

Roy Tan

Roy is a year 3 student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic currently doing his internship and final year project under the guidance and supervision of Dr. James KAH. He is currently assisting and studying under Ms. Barbara Poinard with her research on using polydopamine nanoparticles as a potential drug delivery system. He is also enjoys reading and jogging in his past time.

Tri

Nguyen Nhi Anh Tri

Tri is a year 3 Chemical Engineering undergraduate student from the National University of Singapore who is currently taking up a UROP project on conjugation of doxorubicin on chondroitin sulfate/ gold nanoparticles-HA. Previously, Tri underwent a research attachment at SIMTECH studying the electrophoretic deposition of titanium dioxide onto stainless steel. Tri wishes to gain valuable research experience during his stint at the NNL lab and learn more about the field of nanomedicine. In his free time, Tri likes to read philosophy books and play chess.

Vivian Tay

Vivian Tay

Vivian has previously undergone a 3-month internship with Thermofisher Scientific working on DNA sequencing medical devices for research and diagnosis purposes with a team of engineers. Through this UROP, she wishes to gain knowledge and research skills to aid in pursuing the field of her interest - nanomedicine and oncology. She plays basketball and did ballet in the school of dance. Also, Vivian enjoye playing violin and reading during her free time.

Miguel

Reyes Miguel Arnold Silverio

Miguel is currently a Year 4 Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate in NUS. He is currently doing his Final Year Project in the Nanomedicine and Nanorobotics Lab under the Faculty’s Design-Centric Program. Previously, he was a UROP student under the same laboratory working on optimising gold nano stars as a SERS substrate. He also spent two summers doing research internships at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). His research under IBN was focused on developing paper-based assays for DNA detection, while his research in UTokyo was on developing microfluidic devices for high throughput cell imaging.  By undertaking these projects, he hopes to gain research skills and further his education in the biomedical engineering field.

Wong Yen Lynn

Wong Yen Lynn

Lynn is currently a Year 4 Biomedical Engineering undergraduate in NUS. She is doing Final Year Project in the Nanomedicine and Nanorobotics Lab under Design-Centric Program in the Faculty of Engineering. The project she is undertaking is to implement a rapid and sensitive platform for detecting Carbapenem-resistant superbug in hospitals. She likes learning, gaining new experiences and open to new challenges. Besides studies, she took up several committee roles in school & hall of residence, do water sports and enjoys adventurous traveling.

Hannah Kozlowski

Hannah Kozlowski

I am very glad to be at NUS this semester, and absolutely ecstatic to be completing a research project on gold nanoparticle surface chemistry.
I am a forth year student studying Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Immunology, and Nanoscience at the University of Toronto. I am very adventurous, which is part of the reason why I came to NUS. I knew this was an amazing academic institution and I wanted to submerge myself in new cultures (gradually). I love to travel, run, get to know new people and conduct new research. I have previously completed clinical and basic science research in bacteriology and virology, respectively. Following my undergraduate degree, I am looking to do more studies in order to pursue a career as a clinician-scientist.

Michelle Chan

Michelle Chan

Michelle is currently a Year 3 Molecular Biotechnology student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, undertaking her internship and Final Year Project in Dr James Kah’s laboratory. Under Huy’s supervision, she will be involved in the development of a clinically viable nanotechnology platform based on Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) for rapid and sensitive detection of human enterovirus 71 (HEV71) that causes Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease. Outside of studies and research, Michelle is quite the foodie and linguist who enjoy the adventures that come with traveling.

Samuel Neo

Smauel Neo

Samuel is a year 3 Molecular Biotechnology student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He is currently an intern in Dr. Kah’s lab, and will proceed to undertake his Final Year Project in the same lab once his internship is over. He will be studying under and assisting Barbara Poinard, in her research on the use of Polydopamine particles as a form of drug delivery system in cancer therapy. Apart from his academic endeavours, he enjoys watching movies, reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, playing video games and playing in the great outdoors.

Marek

Marek Piotrowski

Marek graduaded from the Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) where he studied at the Interdepartmental Centre for Biotechnology and the Faculty of Chemistry. Currently Marek is completing his interdisciplinary PhD studies within the project "Molecular Sciences for Medicine" in the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow (Poland). His thesis is entitled "Evaluation of neuroprotective action of nanoencapsulated inhibitors of intracellular biochemical cascades". During the 4 months internship at NUS Marek will help us in the development of a gold nanostars platform based on the SERS for the detection of HMFD virus and CPE bacteria.

Joshua

Tsang Hui En

Hui En, a Year 2 Biomedical Engineering undergraduate in NUS, is undertaking a University Research Opportunity Programme (UROP) under Dr James Kah, with the aid of a mentor, Chan Kian Ping. The UROP involves the conjugation of cancer-killing peptides onto gold nanoparticles for a better chemotherapy. Besides this, Hui En contributes to important events as the Publicity Director of BioBiz 2016.

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee

Sharon is a final year Biomedical Engineering student, currently embarking on her final year project in the Nanomedicine and Nanobiology lab. Through a collaboration with other lab members, her project seeks to investigate the interaction of nanoparticles with endothelial cells. Sharon was previously an intern at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR and has just returned from her exchange program in California. In addition to her exchange program in the states, Sharon embarked on a research internship at the University of California, Davis, followed by a summer internship at The Johns Hopkins University. Sharon was a dance enthusiast in the past and has always enjoyed to travel.

Zhang Zirui

Zhang Zirui

ZiRui is currently a year 4 BioMedical Engineering undergraduate, working on his FYP topic on a cell lysate dopant to enhance the translation of insulin in vitro, under Dr. James Kah. Previously, he did a 3 month long internship in the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) under A*STAR on RAFT polymerization and performed rheological testing on polymers. Outside of academics, he enjoys singing (in the shower) and watching horror films.

Lim Bing Yi

Lim Bing Yi

BiNG YI is a Year 4 Biomedical Engineering undergraduate, currently doing his Final Year Project in the Nanomedicine and Nanobiology Laboratory under Dr.James Kah. Previously, he did a 2 month internship with the Department of Diagnostic Imaging in the National University of Singapore. Outside his academics, he enjoys work out, football and is an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

Jefri Chua

Jefri Chua

Jefri is a final year Biomedical Engineering undergraduate, currently working on his final year project under Dr. James Kah. He will be working on the monitoring of phosphorylation by surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy. He hopes to gain valuable knowledge and experience in the field of nanomedicine through this project Outside of his studies, Jefri enjoys playing the guitar for his band performing outside.

 

Wee Ling

Koh Wee Ling

Wee Ling graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering. During her undergraduate studies, she had the opportunity to do a one semester exchange programme at Linköping University, Sweden. At present, she is a Masters student at the Department of Bioengineering where she is interested in using nanomaterials to treat solid tumours of the liver. Her initial focus will be on synthesis of nanoparticles to investigate cell viability, uptake and liver function in different biological systems. Outside of studies, Wee Ling enjoys learning Korean language. She also plays the Liu Qin, a Chinese musical instrument.

Gokce Engudar

Gokce Engudar

Gokce received her B.S in Chemistry and Food Engineering (in 2009 and 2010, respectively) and M.S in Food Engineering (in 2013) from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. She carried out her master thesis in the Colloids and Biological Interfaces  (CBIO) Group at DTU Nanotech, Denmark. One part of her master project includes the investigation of interactions between bile salts and model lipid membranes. She started her PhD studies under the supervision of Dr. James Kah in the Nanomedicine & Nanobiology Laboratory as a TEV-SINGA awardee in August 2013. Her research interests are to understand nano-bio interfaces and to explore the ways to use protein corona in nanomedicine applications. contact: gokce.engudar@nus.edu.sg.

Ooi Chun Yeang

Ooi Chun Yeang

Chun Yeang is a Year 1 Chemical Engineering student doing a UROP project in Dr. James Kah's lab. He will be working on the development of nanogold-glycan hybrid for reducing cancer aggressiveness. Apart from his passion towards biomedical research, he loves to do voluntary work. He joins NUSSU Volunteers Action Committee to conduct regular adult ward visits to NUH. He also enjoys playing sports, including badminton, tennis and Ultimate Frisbee.

Vivienne Gunadhi

Vivienne Gunadhi

Vivienne Gunadhi is a second year Bioengineering exchange student from the University of California, San Diego.  She is an intern in Dr. James Kah’s lab and will be working on a project involving the interactions between proteins and gold nanoparticles under Ms. Gokce Engudar.  From her experience in the lab, she hopes to gain valuable insights and experience regarding nanomedicine and bioengineering.  Outside of school, Vivienne enjoys travelling, ballroom dancing, and playing the piano.

Yang Hua

Yang Hua

Yang Hua is a year 3 Biomedical engineering undergraduate and is currently doing a UROP project on Development of Nano-Enabled Instructive Scaffolds of Tissue Engineering under Dr. James Kah. Having an internship experience with the Business Analytics Translational Centre (BATC) under A*STAR, Yang Hua is keen to acquire more skills and knowledge in the research field. Besides studies, she loves hiking and enjoys watching theatre performance in her free time.

Li Zhuoyuan

Li Zhuoyun

Zhuoyun is a Year 3 Bioengineering student currently embarking on a UROP project on Development of Nano-Enabled Instructive Scaffolds of Tissue Engineering Applications in Dr. James Kah’s lab. Just returned from a summer internship programme with Quintiles, Zhuoyun wishes to learn more about the research environment in universities compared to an industry setting. Zhuoyun is also part of FoE's Design-Centric Programme, currently working on rehabilitation engineering. Zhuoyun is an adventurous girl, enjoys challenges, loves travel and photography.

Lau Jingyue

Lau Jinyue

Jin Yue is a year 2 Biomedical engineering undergraduate student, currently doing her internship in the Nanomedicine and Nanobiology lab. She is working on a project that investigates the binding kinetics between proteins and gold nanoparticles through the use of the Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) technology. Through this, she hopes to have a taste of what it is like to be working in the research field and also to gain some valuable experience. Outside of academics, she enjoys playing sports and doing handicrafts.

Jess Tay

Jess Tay

Jess is a Year 2 Biomedical engineering undergraduate currently working on an UROP project to investigate the binding kinetics between proteins and gold nanoparticles in the Nanomedicine & Nanobiology lab. Through this, she hopes to gain more insight about nanobiotechnology and gain more research experience. In her free time, she enjoys watching movie and reading novels.

Jeremy Ong

Jeremy Ong

Jeremy is a Year 2 (3?) Biomedical Engineering undergraduate currently doing a UROP project on the use of DNA-Nanogold conjugates to stimulate an increase in cell insulin production, under Dr. James Kah. Jeremy is seeking to broaden his experience and gain insights to the field of research in Biomedical Engineering applications. Aside from academics, Jeremy enjoys computer gaming, television, and regular exercise.

DEwahar Senthoor

Dewahar Senthoor

Dewahar Senthoor graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Archaeology. He is working at NUS for a year through the Whitaker International Program Fellowship. In his free time, he likes to play go biking, collect coins, go hiking/camping and play chess.

Tan Pei Ting

Tan Pei Ting

Pei Ting is a Year 4 Bioengineering undergraduate doing her Final Year Project in the Nanomedicine and Nanobiology Lab under Dr. James Kah. Previously, she did a 3 month internship in the Public Utilities Board involving detection of E.coli and bacteriophages in water. After which she went to KIT for student exchange in Karlsruhe, Germany. Apart from her studies, Pei Ting enjoys playing table tennis and cycling during her free time.

Fahima Jaleel Khan

Fahima Jaleel Khan

Fahima is a year 4 Bioengineering undergraduate doing her Final Year Project under Dr. James Kah. She will be working on developing an assay based on Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) that involves the use of nanostars to monitor protein phosphorylation in order to detect liver cancer in Hepatitis B patients. She has recently done a summer internship at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR as a Youth Research Program student to obtain research experience. Apart from academics, Fahima enjoys reading and shopping and does POP Pilates workouts as part of exercising.

Dawn Neo

Dawn Neo

Dawn is a Year 3 Bioengineering student currently embarking on a UROP project on nanoparticles, in Dr. James Kah’s lab. Besides being a budding photographer, Dawn enjoys music and literature, and actively engages in sport whenever she can. With more experience and exposure to new ideas in science, Dawn hopes to apply the knowledge gained and further her education in veterinary science.

Gao Yang

Gao Yang

Gao Yang is a current Year 4 Bioengineering student doing Double Degree Program with Business Administration. He has just returned to NUS after one year in Zurich, Switzerland, during which period he did his exchange in ETH, and a 5-month overseas internship in Franke Artemis Group as a marketing assistant. Currently he is doing his FYP on Nano-Protein Enhancer Device (NanoPED) in Dr. James Kah’s lab. Besides his studies, he has been the chairperson of the Bioengineering Undergraduate Student Club for 2 consecutive years. He is also very into linguistics and plays Yang Qin, a Chinese musical instrument.

Amanur

Mohammed Amanur Rahman

Amanur is currently a year 4 Bioengineering student doing his Final Year Project to understand the rheological behaviour of surface functionalized nanoparticles in physiological blood flow. Previously he did a six month internship as a Feasibility specialist in Quintiles, which is one of the largest Clinical Research Organization in the world. Apart from academics, he loves to do social work. He was the President of Bangladesh Student Community in NUS and still an active member of Red Crescent. He loves travelling and likes to watch movies in his free time.