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Celebrating the achievements of our women scientists
Prof Wang Hongyan

Prof Wang Hongyan elected as an Associate Member of European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Congratulations to Professor Wang Hongyan, Deputy Director of Duke-NUS’ Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders programme, upon her election as an Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the world’s foremost organisation of over 1,800 leading life scientists striving for excellence in life sciences research in Europe and across the globe.

Prof Wang, who becomes the first woman scientist from Singapore and only one of three Singapore-based scientists to be conferred life-long Associate Membership of EMBO, received the honour in recognition of her outstanding academic and research contributions in the field of neuroscience, including her research on dormant neural stem cell activation in fruit flies, which could potentially have applications in regenerative medicine to help people with brain injury or neuronal loss.

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Asst Prof Lisa Tucker-Kellogg

Asst Prof Lisa Tucker awarded the 2020 Translational Regenerative Science Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Lisa Tucker-Kellogg from Duke-NUS' Cancer & Stem Cell Biology Signature Research Programme for being awarded the 2020 Translational Regenerative Science Award by The Wound Healing Society.

She was awarded because of her work on desferrioxamine, the FDA-approved iron chelation drug, used to improve wound healing and increase levels of phagocytic cells (which remove pathogens and cell debris in a wound). This drug treatment resulted in significantly improved speed and amount of muscle regeneration in preclinical models. The study could help in the development of new strategies for treating patients with chronic wounds.