Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department of Physiology - a Member of NUHS

Message from Head of Department

Physiology is the investigations of how organisms work. It requires the integration of knowledge gained from multidisciplinary approaches to the discovery of new information at the molecular, systems and particularly whole animal level. The essence of research and teaching in Physiology requires an enquiring mind anchored on a global and integrative perspective to the understanding of how things work in a living organism.

We are committed to help equip and infuse in our students a life-long love for learning, the excitement of discovery and a keen sense of curiosity about the chemical, physical and biological functions of life. In research, we work towards being a leading NUS global department where we aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of scientific and medical knowledge.

Prof Soong Tuck Wah
Head of Department
Department of Physiology
Latest Research
XAF1 promotes neuroblastoma tumor suppression and is required for KIF1Bβ-mediated apoptosi
Choo Zhang'e, Koh Rachel Yu Lin, Wallis Karin, Koh Timothy Jia Wei, Kuick Chik Hong, Sobrado Veronica, Kenchappa Rajappa S, Loh Amos Hong Pheng, Soh Shui Yen, Schlisio Susanne, Chang Kenneth Tou En, Chen Zhi Xiong.
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Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase 3 Restores Amyloid-β Oligomer-Induced Plasticity Deficit in Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Neurons
Krishna Kumara, Behnisch Thomas and Sajikumar Sreedharana
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The 1p36 Tumor Suppressor KIF 1Bβ Is Required for Calcineurin Activation, Controlling Mitochondrial Fission and Apoptosis
Shuijie Li, Stuart M. Fell, Olga Surova, Erik Smedler, Karin Wallis, Zhi Xiong Chen, Ulf Hellman, John Inge Johnsen, Tommy Martinsson, Rajappa S. Kenchappa, Per Uhlén, Per Kogner, Susanne Schlisio
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News & Events

22 April 2016
NUHS Academic Medicine Development Award for FY2016

Congratulations to Dr Chen Zhixiong for winning NUHS Academic Medicine Development Award for FY2016

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10 February 2016
The 13th Asia Pacific Federation of Pharmacologist Meeting

Congratulations to Ms Wang Chao, PhD student co-supervised by A/P Celestial Yap and Dr Alan Prem Kumar has recently won The Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at The 13th Asia Pacific Federation of Pharmacologist Meeting in Bangkok 3rd February 2016.

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10 February 2016
InvitroCue takes tech licensed from A*Star to market

Congratulations to Prof Hanry Yu on the interview for The Straits Times.

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