New research assistant joins NUS group to help in the art of culturing neurons

Jason Tann obtained a Bachelor degree in Bioengineering from the National University of Singapore in 2012. He has expertise in diverse cell culture techniques, including primary neurons and stem cells, from several research projects conducted at the Department of Bioengineering, NUS, and the ASTAR/Duke-NUS  Neuroscience Research Partnership. He joins the group to assist with primary neuron culture studies to understand death receptor signaling in health and disease.

New postdoc fellow joins NUS group to decipher downstream signal propagation mechanisms in death receptors

Julia Simon Martin obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology in 2011 from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain under the direction of Drs. Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura and Maria-Angeles Arevalo, for discoveries concerning the actions of Neurogenin 3 on dendrite and synapse formation in hippocampal neurons. She is joining the NUS team to unravel the downstream signal propagation mechanisms underlying the actions of neuronal death receptors in health and disease.

Research associate joins NUS group to assist with research on death receptor structure and function

Gao Jian Fang has a Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical engineering from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and a Master’s degree in medicinal chemistry from Peking Union Medical College, Tsinghua University. Before joining our group, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Anatomy of the  Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, on a project aimed at identiying therapeutic strategies to inhibit microglia-mediated neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment after brain trauma.

New postdoc fellow joins NUS group to study in vivo physiology of p75NTR signaling

Kazuhiro Tanaka obtained a PhD in Pharmacy  in 2005 from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Japan, under the direction of Prof. Akemichi Baba, for studies on PACAP signaling and its effects on behavior. He subsequently did postdoctoral studies on astrocyte biology and patophysiology under Dr. Yutaka Koyama at Osaka-Ohtani University and on stroke models under Prof. Ong Wei Yi at the Department of Pharmacology, National Uniersity of Singapore. His new studies will focus on elucidating the physiological functions of death receptor signaling in the developing and injured nervous system using mouse models carrying mutations in the p75ntr gene.

Postdoc fellow joins NUS group for work on structure determination of p75NTR death domain complexes

Lin Zhi received a PhD in Protein Structural Biology in 2006 from the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, under the direction of Daiwen Yang for studies on silk protein structure and engineering. He joins the group as Senior Research Fellow to work structure determination and functional characterization of the death domain of the p75 neurotrophin receptor in complex with downstream signaling interactors.

Carlos Ibanez, PhD
Visiting Professor


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