KAH Chen Yong, James

  • Assistant Professor
  • Principal Investigator - National Cancer Centre Singapore

2017 - Principal Investigator,
National Cancer Centre Singapore
2012 - Assistant Professor,
Dept of Biomedical Engineering, NUS
2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow,
Dept of Biological Engineering, MIT
2008 - 2010 Lecturer,
School of Engineering, Temasek Polytechnic
2007 - 2008 Research Engineer,
Division of Bioengineering, NUS
2009 Ph.D., Bioengineering, NUS
2003 B.Eng. (1st class honors), Electrical Engineering, NUS

Research Interest

Nanomedicine, Nanobiotechnology, Theranostics, Nanorheology, Gold Nanomaterials, Protein Coronas, Nanophotonics, Biophotonics, Biosensors, Nanorobotics, Nanomachines, Nanomotors.

Selected Awards & Honours

2017 NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA)
2016 NUS Faculty of Engineering Honors List (Teaching)
2015 International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) Asia Pacific Research Networking (APRN) Fellowship
2014 SEA-EU-NET International European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants Support Scheme
2014 Best Poster Award, 6th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials
2014 NUS Faculty of Engineering Commendation List (Teaching)
2013 Best Poster Award, Symposium BB: Nanomedicine of 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2013)

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  1. Yeo ELL, Cheah JUJ, Lim BY, Thong PSP, Soo KC, Kah JCY*. Protein Corona around Gold Nanorods as a Drug Carrier for Multimodal Cancer Therapy, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2017; 3(6): 1039 - 1050.
  2. Reyes M, Piotrowski M, Ang SK, Chan J, He S, Chu JJH, Kah JCY*. Exploiting the Anti-Aggregation of Gold Nanostars for Rapid Detection of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Causing Enterovirus 71 using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Analytical Chemistry 2017; 89 (10): 5373–5381.
  3. Ho YT, Adriani G, Beyer S, Nhan PT, Kamm RD, Kah JCY*. A Facile Method to Probe the Vascular Permeability of Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine Applications, Scientific Reports 2017; 7: 707.
  4. Chan KP, Gao Y, Goh JX, Susanti D, Yeo ELL, Chao SH, Kah JCY*. Exploiting the Protein Corona from Cell Lysate on DNA Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles for Enhanced mRNA Translation, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2017; 9: 10408 - 10417.
  5. Quach QH, Kah JCY*. Non-Specific Adsorption of Complement Proteins Affects Complement Activation Pathways of Gold Nanomaterials, Nanotoxicology 2017; 11: 382 – 394.
  6. Yeo ELL, Neo DJH, Cheah JUJ, Goh WI, Thong PSP, Kanchanawong P, Kah JCY*. Exploiting the Protein Corona around Gold Nanorods for Low-Dose Combined Photothermal and Photodynamic Therapy with a Single Laser Excitation, J Mater Chem B 2017; 5: 254-268.

Book/Monograph Authored

  1. Kah JCY, Xu Z. (2016). New Developments in Gold Nanomaterials Research. Nova Science Publishers.
  2. Kah JCY, Yeo ELL, He S, Engudar G. “Gold nanorods in photomedicine”, inApplications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine, eds. M. Hamblin, P. Avci and S. Lakshmanan, 2014.
  3. Kah JCY, “Stability and aggregation assays of nanoparticles in biological media”, in Nanomaterials Interfaces in Biology (Methods in Molecular Biology), eds. K. Hamad-Schifferli and P. Bergese, 2013.
  4. Kah JCY. (2011). Gold Nanomaterials: Applications in Cancer Imaging and Therapy. Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.