Dr. Shao



Huilin SHAO, PhD
Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
    Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
    National University of Singapore (NUS)

Principal Investigator
    Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology (BIGHEART)
    National University of Singapore (NUS)

Joint Investigator
    Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB)
    Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Email:  huilin.shao@nus.edu.sg
Office:  MD6, #14-01,14 Medical Drive, Singapore 117599
            E4-04-21, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117583

PhD (Biophysics), Harvard University
PhD (Medical Engineering), Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
BA (Biological Sciences, Physics), Cornell University

Selected Awards
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship, 2016
Independent Investigatorship, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR, 2014
Travel Award, IEEE EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine, 2012
Graduate Student Award, Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, MIT, 2011
James Mills Peirce Award, Harvard University, 2008
Hartman Prize in Experimental Physics, Cornell University, 2007
Hughes Scholar in Biological Sciences, Cornell University, 2006
National Science Scholarship (BS-PhD), A*STAR, 2004

Dr. Huilin Shao received her BA from Cornell University, with a double major in Biological Sciences and in Physics. She completed her dual PhD (Biophysics) at Harvard University and PhD (Medical Engineering) from Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) under the guidance of Profs. Ralph Weissleder and Robert S. Langer. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Hakho Lee at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Shao returned to Singapore and started her research group. Her research focuses on developing integrated nanotechnology-based platforms for molecular analyses of novel biomarkers. Her work has been published in top journals such as Nature Biotechnology, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications and highlighted in major reviews and popular news media.