Dr. Caryn L. Heldt, Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering and the James and Lorna Mack Chair in Bioengineering. Dr. Heldt’s research area is in the removal, purification, detection and inactivation of pathogens. This has led her laboratory to develop methods for vaccine purification, virus removal and, most recently, to understand the interaction of proteins and other biomolecules with graphene paper composites for protein sensing applications. Dr. Heldt will lead the U.S. orientation and provide to support to students as needed in Denmark. http://heldtlab.mtu.edu/
Dr. Julia A. King, Professor in Chemical Engineering and the Lorna and James Mack Chair in Continuous Manufacturing. Dr. Julia King (co-PI) worked in industry at Exxon USA and DuPont/Conoco for 10 years. For the past 19 years at Michigan Tech, Dr. King has conducted research in the area of carbon fillers and composite materials. Much of this work has focused on developing and modeling thermally and electrically conductive composites. Dr. King will lead the U.S. orientation and provide to support to students as needed in Singapore.
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.
Dr. Justin Chu obtained his PhD in Molecular Virology from the National University of Singapore. Dr Chu continued his postdoctoral training at the Harvard Medical School where he has developed novel antiviral strategies to combat dengue virus infections. Recently, Dr Chu received the distinguished Lee Kuan Yew fellowship and the America Society of Microbiology Scientific Achievement Award – ICAAC Young Investigator Award. Dr Chu holds the Principal Investigator and Group Leader (Joint-PI) position for the Collaborative Translation Unit for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in IMCB and is concurrently an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dr. Chu is actively engaged in the application of genome-wide gene silencing technology, molecular virology, bio-imaging and proteomics techniques to study the interaction between host factors and viral components during virus replication of the mosquito-borne Dengue and Chikugunya viruses as well as human enteroviruses.
http://www.imcb.a-star.edu.sg/php/ittd-ctu.php or http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/mbio/About-Us/Academic-Staff.html
Dr. Ganesh S. Anand is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. He received his Bachelor in Pharmacy and Master of Science (hons.) in Biological Sciences from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani India and Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. His focus was on bacterial signaling proteins focusing on applications of mass spectrometry to probe phosphorylation-dependent conformational changes in signaling proteins. Dr. Anand subsequently carried out postdoctoral research work at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of California San Diego. His research focus was in applying amide hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDXMS) in studying the dynamics of intersubunit interactions in protein kinases. Dr Anand joined the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS in 2006 and his group has established a structural mass spectrometry centre for expanding mass spectrometry applications to dynamics. His laboratory’s research areas include: 1) Dynamics, conformational selection and allostery in signaling proteins 2) Whole viral particle dynamics 3) Fragment-based drug discovery.