Immediate goals: To understand the gut-brain mechanisms controlling feeding and dietary decisions.
Ultimate goals: To generate new scientific knowledge which could optimize human health and potential and promote a sustainable society.
The zebrafish is a vertebrate that shares genes, physiology, gut-brain anatomy and behaviours with mammals, while at the same time being small and tractable enough to gain a holistic perspective of organ and brain function.
It is also cost-effective and amenable to high-throughput genetic and pharmacological screening studies, particularly at the larval stages.
Quantitative Behavioural Analysis
Whatever you can bring!
Cheng Li (University of Alberta & Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR)
Suresh Jesuthasan (Nanyang Technological University - LKC Medicine)
Peter Torok (Nanyang Technological University)
Ajay Mathuru (Yale - National University of Singapore)
Sudipto Roy (Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR)
Shyam Prabakhar (Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR)
Katheline Hua (James Cook University Singapore)
Lena Ho (Duke - National University of Singapore)
TRANSLATION AND APPLICATION
Although we are a basic research lab, we also have a number of translational projects and collaborations in the domains of human health and aquaculture.
We continue to be interested in forming impactful collaborations with industry and clinical partners.