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.


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

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 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.

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.

(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

MBI Student Awards & Achievements

Student Intake Awards/Achievements Year
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

[From 23 Sep 2016]