Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Luo Dahai
Associate Professor, Infection and Immunity, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Provost’s Chair in Medicine
Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
BSc, 2002 – 2006, Ph.D. 2006 - 2010, NTU, Singapore.
Associate Professor, 2019 - Present, LKCMedicine, NTU, Singapore.
Nanyang Assistant Professor, 2013-2019, LKCMedicine, NTU, Singapore.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2013, HHMI/Yale University, USA.
My lab studies the molecular events involved in the battle between host and pathogens, in particular between RNA viruses and humankind. Using various methods ranging from biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, and cell biology, we successfully answered interesting and demanding questions in the fields of viral replication and host defense systems. Our long-term goal is to better understand the conflict between host and pathogens and improve the well-being of humankind.
  • Delivery of 5' triphosphate modified RNAs using extracellular vesicles for cancer immunotherapy
  • Dissecting the Chikungunya Virus RNA Replication Process in vitro and in Live Cells
  • Fighting for Better Survival: Viral RNA Biogenesis versus Host Defense
  • Fluorescence-enhanced microarray for high-throughput detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens and neutralizing antibodies
  • Midwest AViDD Center Programme
  • Molecular Understanding of the Rubella Virus Replication Process
  • Provost's Chair in Medicine (Luo Dahai)
2021 LKCMedicine Dean’s Award for Research
2019 –2024 Provost’s Chair in Medicine
2018 The Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator). Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2018 - 2022 EMBO Young Investigator Award. The European Molecular Biology Organization.
Fellowships & Other Recognition
2010 – 2013 Research Associate Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA.