Research Council

Co-Chairman
A/Prof Say Beng TAN
Group Director, SingHealth
Senior Associate Dean, Research, Duke-NUS Medical School

Research Interests

Clinical trials and epidemiological studies, particularly in oncology; applied biostatistics research; clinical trial design methodology.
Co-Chairman
Prof Patrick CASEY
Senior Vice Dean, Research, Duke-NUS Medical School

Research Interests

Transmembrane signaling mediated through guanine nucleotide-binding regulatory proteins (G proteins); identification of the signaling pathways controlled by specific types of G proteins
Deputy GCEO (Research & Education)
Prof Tien Yin WONG
Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), SingHealth
Vice Dean, Office of Academic and Clinical Development

Research Interests

Diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, retinal diseases, ocular imaging, and epidemiology of eye diseases.

Primary Members

  • Prof Tin AUNG
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Angle Closure Glaucoma, Ophthalmic genetics, genetic basis of Glaucoma, Quantitative traits of Ocular diseases, Endophenotype Gene Mapping.
  • Dr Tracy Carol AYRE
    Group Chief Nurse
    SingHealth

    Research Interests

    Nursing/ Nursing workforce
  • A/Prof Jerry, Kok Yen CHAN
    Director, KK Research Centre
    KKH

    Research Interests

    Fetal Stem Cell Biology, Intrauterine Stem Cell and Gene Therapy, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Developmental Programming in Non-Human Primates, Reproductive Medicine.
  • Prof Stuart COOK
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Cardiovascular Sciences
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Molecular characterisation of myocardial phenotypes in rodents and man with a particular focus on cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling.
  • Dr Bee Tin GOH
    Deputy Director, Research and Education
    NDCS

    Research Interests

    Bone Tissue Engineering, novel methods in Maxillofacial Reconstruction.
  • A/Prof Yeow Tee GOH
    Acting Chairman, Division of Research
    SGH

    Research Interests

    Haemato-oncology and clinical trials.
  • A/Prof Tse Hsien KOH
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Pathology
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Molecular epidemiology of bacterial pathogens and resistance determinants of multidrug resistant bacteria.
  • Dr Derrick CHAN
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Paediatrics
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Paediatrics
  • A/Prof Tchoyoson LIM
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Radiological Sciences
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Neuroimaging in stroke, neurodegeneration, neoplasia, pediatric, metabolic disease etc. Electronic, educational cognitive, PACS and data-mining research.
  • Prof David MATCHAR
    Director, Health Services and Systems Research Programme
    Duke-NUS

    Research Interests

    Clinical practice improvement, cerebrovascular disease, disabling neurological conditions, cardiovascular disease, and cancer prevention.
  • Prof Bin Tean TEH
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Oncology
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Renal Cell Cancer, Lymphoma, Urothelial, Cholangiocarcinoma
  • A/Prof Celia TAN
    Group Director, Allied Health
    SingHealth

    Research Interests

    Biomechanical rehabilitation devices, rehabilitation and spine care.
  • Dr Hiang Khoon TAN
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Surgery
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Head and Neck/thyroid Cancer, Prognosticating biomarkers and druggable targets, methylation, post irradiaiton tumours and biomedical device innovation.
  • Prof Eng King TAN
    Deputy Medical Director (Academic Affairs), National Neuroscience Institute (NNI)
    NNI

    Research Interests

    Genetics and Molecular Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Prof Kok Hian TAN
    Group Director, Academic Medicine (OAM)
    SingHealth

    Research Interests

    Perinatal epidemiology, maternal fetal medicine, extracellular vesicles, biomarkers, exosomes, pregnancy adverse risk factors & outcome prediction.
  • Dr Ngiap Chuan TAN
    Director, Research
    SHPoly

    Research Interests

    Respiratory diseases, chronic disease management, qualitative research, innovative approaches to serving the patients in primary care.
  • Prof Julian THUMBOO
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Medicine
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Patient Reported outcomes, Adherence/Compliance, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis, Adherence to Therapy.
  • Prof David VIRSHUP
    Director, Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Programme
    Duke-NUS

    Research Interests

    Studies signaling pathways important in cancer, with a strong focus on the Wnt signaling pathway.
  • A/Prof Hongyan WANG
    Interim Director, Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders Programme
    Duke-NUS

    Research Interests

    Neural stem cells
  • Prof Linfa WANG
    Director, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme
    Duke-NUS

    Research Interests

    Study of emerging zoonotic viruses at the pathogen-host interface, with a special interest in viruses of bat origin.
  • Prof George, Seow Heong YEO
    Academic Vice Chair (Research), Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    ACP

    Research Interests

    Obstetrics ultrasound, pregnancy risk assessment, prenatal diagnosis, biomarker discovery and intervention of birth defects, fetal biometry and growth monitoring for prediction of adverse outcomes.