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About the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

About MBIOne of four Research Centres of Excellence at NUS, MBI is working to identify, measure and describe how the forces for motility and morphogenesis are expressed at the molecular, cellular and tissue level.
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MBI’s Graduate Students

With an interdisciplinary and highly-integrated team approach to discovery and invention, MBI constitutes a new paradigm in biomedical research and graduate education.

MBI’s curriculum is crafted to train innovative and influential leaders for not only in academia but also in R&D-based industry. In alignment with these goals, MBI has created a PhD program to bring together internationally renowned scholars to further the study of mechanobiology and train the next generation of scientists and researchers. Find out more about our graduate program.

Incoming Class of August 2016 (l to r): Lisheng Xu, Fu Chaoyu, Vaishali Yadav, Sarada Venkatachalapathy Shivashankar, Jiang Kuan, Shiajine Ray


Incoming Class of August 2015 (l to r): Darren Wong Chen Pei, Liu Xuyao Iris, Leeba Ann Chacko, Guo Shiwen, Aradhana Bharti, Yow Ying Ming Ivan, Guo Zhenhuan, Pang Si Ming, Alok Kumar Dubey


Incoming Class of August 2014 (l to r): Row 1- Zhang Shaobo, Shi Shidong, Jokhun Doorgesh Sharma, Lu Chen, Row 2- Tian Xingyue, Hou Zining, Cao Yue, Kapish Gupta, Ajay Aravind

MBI’s PhD programme in mechanobiology offers outstanding students the opportunity to be trained as leaders of an emerging discipline.

The Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore, in partnership with the Department of Biological Sciences and other academic departments at the National University of Singapore, has an excellent graduate programme leading to a PhD degree by research in mechanobiology.


Incoming Class of August 2013 (l to r): Yang Jie, Shreyansh Jain, Xia Shumin, Lin Bocheng Lester, Huang Anqi, Yin Jianmin, Minnah Thomas

MBI admits new students in August. The deadline for application is the end of February and interviews will be conducted from October to March. Candidates graduated from universities in Singapore may apply after the deadline.


Incoming class of August 2012 (l to r): Chen Tianchi, Chen Zhongwen, Zhang Zhen, Parthiv Kant Chaudhuri, Ding Wei Yung, Yang Yang, Lynn Tan Hui Yin, Yang Yi An, Chen Jin, Mrinal Shah, Salma Jalal, Gao Xumei, Sun ZiJun

Incoming Classes By Year

August 2016

FU Chaoyu | e0018313@u.nus.edu | Viasnoff Lab
JIANG Kuan | e0018312@u.nus.edu | CT Lim Lab
Saradha VENKATACHALAPATHY | e0018317@u.nus.edu | Shivashankar Lab
Shinjini RAY | e0018306@u.nus.edu | Zaidel-Bar Lab
Vaishali YADAV | e0018316@u.nus.edu | Saunders Lab
XU Lisheng| e0018314@u.nus.edu | Kenney Lab

August 2015

Alok Kumar DUBEY | e0001026@u.nus.edu | Sheetz Lab
GUO Shiwen | e0001029@u.nus.edu | Yan Jie Lab
LIU Xuyao, Iris | e0001028@u.nus.edu | Sheetz Lab
PANG Si Ming | e0000983@u.nus.edu | Yan Jie
Darren WONG Chen Pei | e0000979@u.nus.edu | BC Low Lab
YOW Ying Ming Ivan | e0000977@u.nus.edu | Toyama Lab

August 2014

JOKHUN Doorgesh Sharma | a0054753@u.nus.edu | Shivashankar Lab
Kapish GUPTA | a0129245@u.nus.edu | Hanry Yu Lab
LU Chen | a0030814@u.nus.edu | Yan Jie Lab
SHI Shidong | a0129256@u.nus.edu | Bershadsky Lab
ZHANG Shaobo | a0129258@u.nus.edu | Saunders Lab
ZHANG Yue | a0129259@u.nus.edu | Viasnoff Lab

January 2014

Celine Marie Helene STOECKLIN | a0120131@u.nus.edu | Viasnoff Lab

August 2013

CUI Yidan | a0109741@u.nus.edu | Kanchanawong Lab
DONG Xiaoduo | a0109742@u.nus.edu | Sheetz Lab
Azita GORJI | a0109739@u.nus.edu | Cynthia He Lab
HUANG Anqi | a0093019@u.nus.edu | Saunders Lab
Shreyansh JAIN | a0109675@u.nus.edu | Low Boon Chuan Lab
LIN Bocheng, Lester | a0053905@u.nus.edu | Toyama Lab
Minnah THOMAS | a0109746@u.nus.edu | Lim Chwee Teck Lab
YIN Jianmin | a0109745@u.nus.edu | Kanchanawong lab
XIA Shumin | a0119318@u.nus.edu | Saunders Lab

August 2012

CHEN Jin | a0095423@u.nus.edu | Yan Jie Lab
CHEN Tianchi |  a0095428@u.nus.edu | Ladoux Lab
CHEN Zhongwen | a0095424@u.nus.edu | Groves Lab
DING Wei Yung | a0045129@u.nus.edu | Zaidel-Bar Lab
GAO Xumei | a0038840@u.nus.edu | Viasnoff Lab
Mrinal SHAH | a0095422@u.nus.edu | Kenny Lab
Parthiv  CHAUDHURI |  a0095421@u.nus.edu | Lim Chwee Teck Lab
Salma JALAL | a0095420@u.nus.edu | Bershadsky Lab
SUN Zi Jun |  a0095426@u.nus.edu | Toyama Lab
Yang YANG | a0095425@u.nus.edu | Wu Min Lab
YANG Yi An | a0095427@u.nus.edu | Hanry Yu Lab
ZHANG Zhen | a0045820@u.nus.edu | Kanchanawong Lab

January 2012

Ranjit S GULVADY | A0092506H@u.nus.edu | Yan Jie Lab

August 2011

HU Xian | A0015124@u.nus.edu
KHOO Bee Luan |  A0086334@u.nus.edu
KUKUMBERG Marek | A0089344@u.nus.edu
MUKUND Gupta |  A0089342@u.nus.edu
QIN Lei |  A0089331@u.nus.edu
SHAVARI Rajeev Sathe | A0089337@u.nus.edu
SU Mao Han | A0089338@u.nus.edu
TAN Pei Yi | A0038688@u.nus.edu
WANG Ye Jun | A0089335@u.nus.edu
WENG Zhe | A0089334@u.nus.edu
WU Yao | A0039469@u.nus.edu
XIONG Ding | A0089332@u.nus.edu
YANG Bo |  A0089336@u.nus.edu

January 2011

ZHU Liang |  A0075562@u.nus.edu

August 2010

MAKHIJA Ekta | A0075564@u.nus.edu
LE Shi Min | A0068177@u.nus.edu
LIU Yang | A0068165@u.nus.edu
TU Ting-Yuan | A0075579@u.nus.edu
XING Jiangwa |  A0068169@u.nus.edu

August 2009

SATHE Annesh |  g0901121@u.nus.edu
CHEN Qian |  g0901118@u.nus.edu
LI Qiushi |  g0901117@u.nus.edu
LUO Wei Wei | g0901124@u.nus.edu
SHAO Xiaowei | g0901123@u.nus.edu
SONAM Surabhi |  g0901120@u.nus.edu
YUAN Xin |  g0901125@u.nus.edu
YAO Mingxi |  g0901119@u.nus.edu

MBI Student Awards & Achievements





Charlotte GUETTA Jan 2012 Travel Award to the conference “Mechanobiology, From Molecules to Tissue” 2015
CHEN Jin Aug 2012 Won the First Prize of OCPA-APS outstanding conference poster award with her poster on “Zinc induce RPA and ssDNA complex into a stiff and stable structure that cannot form in its absence” 2014
LUO Wei Wei Aug 2009 “Live Fluorescence Imaging of Fibroblasts” received an Honorable Mention at the Cell Dance video competition, part of the American Society of Cell Biology meeting 2011
Sharvari Rajeev SATHE Aug 2011 Travel Award to the conference “Gordon Research Seminar: Signal Transduction by Engineered Extracellular Matrices” 2016
Shreyansh JAIN Aug 2013 Merlion PhD Scholarship by Ambassade De France A Singapour and Institut Francais 2014
Shreyansh JAIN Aug 2013 Travel Award to the Summer School on Active Systems 2014
Shreyansh JAIN Aug 2013 Travel Award to the EMBO Workshop on “Stem Cell Mechanobiology in Development and Disease” 2015
SU Mao Han Aug 2011 Won the “BJ Outstanding Student Poster Award” for poster presentation during Biophysical Society Thematic meeting “New Biological Frontiers illuminated by Molecular Sensors and Actuators” 2015