Principal Investigators

Michael Strano - MIT

Michael Strano - MIT

Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research: Nanotechnology, Sensors & Plant Nanobionics

Chua Nam Hai - Singapore

Chua Nam Hai - Singapore

Deputy Chairman, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory



MIT Faculty

Benedetto Marelli

Benedetto Marelli

Assistant Professor, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research: bio-inspired materials, self-assembly, mechanical and optical properties, 3D printing, and emerging technologies

Kristala L. Jones Prather

Kristala L. Jones Prather

Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research: metabolic engineering, biochemical engineering, bioprocess engineering, synthetic biology

Rajeev Ram

Rajeev Ram

Professor of Electrical Engineering & EECS

Former Program Director, ARPA-e



Anthony Sinskey

Anthony Sinskey

Professor of Microbiology and Health Sciences & Technology

Co-founder of Metabolix, Inc., Telpho, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. etc.

Gregory Stephanopolous

Gregory Stephanopolous

Willard Henry Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research: Plant Bioprocess Engineering, Metabolic Engineering


Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

In-Cheol Jang

In-Cheol Jang

Principal Investigator

Research: Use DiSTAP sensors to characterize hormonal changes in shade avoidance syndrome and its application for high density urban farming

Bong Soo Park

Bong Soo Park

Research Investigator

Research : improved nutrition use efficiency in plant and diagnosis of plant nutrient deficiency by Raman spectroscopy


Rajani Sarojam

Rajani Sarojam

Principal Investigator

Research: Use DiSTAP Sensors to Monitor Neighboring Plant Hormone Response to Release of Aromatic Plant Volatiles and its application in urban farming for integrated disease management

Daisuke Urano

Daisuke Urano

Principal Investigator

Research: Plant diagnosis with DiSTAP phytohormone sensors




Zhongchao Yin

Zhongchao Yin

Senior Principal Investigator

Research: Use of DiSTAP Sensors to Select for Best Lines of Genetically Engineered Rice with Low Arsenic (As) and Cadmium (Cd) Accumulation in Seeds


Other Singapore Collaborators

Mary B Chan-Park

Mary B Chan-Park

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Co-Director (NTU Food Technology Centre)

Research: Synthesis and rational design of novel nanosensors for in-vivo plant analytics

Stella Tan Wei Ling

Stella Tan Wei Ling

Associate Professor in practice of NUS Department of Biological Sciences





Kang Zhou

Kang Zhou

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

National University of Singapore





Administration and Management

Dr. Azlinda Bte Anwar

Dr. Azlinda Bte Anwar

Assistant Director (Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory)

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr. Paul Barone

Dr. Paul Barone

Director, BioMAN & CAACB

MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation

Dr. Farzad Olfat

Dr. Farzad Olfat

Director for Research Facilities (AMR & DiSTAP IRGs in SMART)



Dr. Gajendra Pratap Singh

Dr. Gajendra Pratap Singh

Scientific Director & PI

Project: Raman spectroscopy of plants

Dr. Min Hao Wong

Dr. Min Hao Wong

Deputy Scientific Director (DiSTAP)

Staff

Xiaoyi Cui

Xiaoyi Cui

Research Engineer

Project: Harness alternative splicing components to control gene regulation at RNA processing level and translational level in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Qiuchi Pan

Qiuchi Pan

Research Engineer

Project: Engineering microbes to produce vitamins and other value-added chemicals from renewable resources

Nga Yu Poon

Nga Yu Poon

Research Engineer

Project: Genome reduction of Corynebacterium glutamicum



Dr. Mervin Ang Chunyi

Dr. Mervin Ang Chunyi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: developing novel alternating π-conjugated- amphiphilic A-B co-polymers adsorbed onto single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT)

Suh In Loh

Suh In Loh

Senior Laboratory Technologist

Project: Maintaining plant strains, production of SWCNT nanoparticles as sensor precursors


Dr. Khong Duc Thinh

Dr. Khong Duc Thinh

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, NTU

Project: developing novel alternating π-conjugated- amphiphilic A-B co-polymers adsorbed onto single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT)

Dr. Xiaoqiang MA

Dr. Xiaoqiang MA

Postdoctoral Associate

Project: Developing open and flexible DNA assembly standard for microbe engineering



Students

Kemberly Kay Xuan En

Kemberly Kay Xuan En

Final Year Student, NUS

Project: Raman spectroscopy of Jades for forensic science applications

Grace Cheng En Hui

Grace Cheng En Hui

Final Year Student, NUS

Project: Raman spectroscopy of paints for forensic science applications

Fang Ru Koo

Fang Ru Koo

Final Year Student, NUS

Project: Raman spectroscopy of food samples for forensic science applications

Hong Liang

Hong Liang

PhD Student, NUS

Project: Constructing ethanol utilization pathway (EUP) in Escherichia coli

Yurou Liu

Yurou Liu

PhD Student, NUS

Project: Using biopolymer to improve microbial production of hydrophobic compounds

Joshua Seetoh Dewei

Joshua Seetoh Dewei

Intern, NUS

Project: Produce monoterpenoids via microbe engineering for urban farming

Fabian Pratama Mulia

Fabian Pratama Mulia

Intern, NUS

Project: Produce monoterpenoids via microbe engineering for urban farming