Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Chew Sing Yian
Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering (Courtesy Appointment)
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Dr. CHEW Sing Yian is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE), Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She is known for her contributions in designing biomimetic scaffolds to understand and control cell fate. Dr. Chew’s most significant contribution is in the field of scaffold-mediated delivery of gene-silencing and biomimicking physical signals for neural tissue regeneration and remyelination. Specifically, her lab engineers bio-functional platforms for long-term delivery of biologics. These scaffolding constructs may be used for understanding and directing neural tissue regeneration after traumatic injuries, stem cell fate and host-implant integration.

Since joining NTU, Dr. Chew has continued to embark on scientific learning and exchanges by serving as visiting scholar/professor at Johns Hopkins University, University of Edinburgh, INSERM (U698 and U791); University of Paris 13; University of Nantes; Jinan University in Guangzhou, China; Wyss Institute at Harvard. She served as the Associate Chair (Research) at SCBE from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Chew is an Associate Editor at ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. She also serves as the editorial board member of Biomaterials, Experimental Neurology, Tissue Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A, Drug Delivery and Translational Research, Journal of Tissue Engineering.  

Biofunctional micro-/ nano-structured scaffolds for tissue engineering applications; Electrospinning; Cellular responses to micro- /nano-structured scaffolds; Neural tissue engineering

 
  • 3D Printed Functional Bio-Laser System for Multiscale Neural Cell Therapy
  • Engineering Scaffold-Mediated Neural Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
  • Engineering Scaffold-Mediated Neural Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment (Astar)
  • Engineering Scaffold-Mediated Neural Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment (CNRS @ CREATE)
  • Engineering Scaffold-Mediated Neural Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment (NTU)
  • Engineering Scaffold-Mediated Neural Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment (SMART CAMP)
  • Establishing a stroke model & regenerative treatment approach
  • Next-generation human organoids: Characterization, isolation and combinatorial re-assembly of niche components
  • Next-generation human organoids: Characterization, isolation and combinatorial re-assembly of niche components (Foo Jia Nee)
  • Next-generation human organoids: Characterization, isolation and combinatorial re-assembly of niche components (Philip Ingham)
  • Next-generation human organoids: Characterization, isolation and combinatorial re-assembly of niche components (Yen Choo)
  • Radio frequency encoding ultrafast optical spectrometer and its demonstration in flow cytometry
  • Synthetic collagen peptide biomaterials for drug/gene delivery in nerve repair
  • Targeting hemichannels to promote perturbed wound healing
  • Understanding effects of remyelination on functional recovery after CNS injury
Courses Taught
BG1141 Cellular & Molecular Biology For Bioengineers