|2005-present Assistant Professor, College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, NTU
2006-2008 Assistant Chair (Undergraduate Affairs)
2000-2004 Research Fellow (Prof Walter Wahli’s lab, Center for Integrative Genomics, Switzerland
1997-1999 Postdoc. (Prof Ding Jeak Ling’s lab), National University of Singapore, Singapore
2007 Nanyang Award 2007- Excellence in Teaching
2002-2003 A*STAR International Fellowship
- A feasibility study of keratin as a tissue regeneration template for chronic wounds (Proj Code: ISG/11021)
- A study to investigate the mechanism by which angiopoietin-like 4 modulates superoxide level in tumour for anoikis resistance- an anticancer therapeutic focused on the induction of redox-based apoptosis in tumors
- Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts-Specific Nuclear Receptor Prognostic Signature
- Effect of topical application of encapsulated PPARbeta/delta agonist GW501516 microparticles, with two release kinetics, on cutaneous wound healing in diabetic mice – a preclinical animal study
- Establishment of a 3D biologically relevant cancer cell niche for high-throughput cancer drug screening
- Modulating mesenchymal stem cell differentiation by controlling cellular morphology and material surface topography
- Role of tumor-derived angiopoetin-like protein 4 in cancer metastasis
- Somatic missense mutations of ANGPTL4 and its biological consequence on oncogenic ROS production and metastasis
- The role angiopoitin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) in angiogenesis during wound healing and cancer growth
- Tissue engineering approach using hybrid scaffold with sustained delivery of matricellular protein for treating chronic wounds
- Huang, R-L, Teo, Z.Q., Chong, H.C., Zhu, P.C., Tan, M.J., Tan, C.K., Lam, C.R.I., Sng, M.K., Leong D.W.T., Tan, S.M., Kersten, S., Ding, J.L., Li, H.Y. and Tan, N.S. (2011). ANGPTL4 modulates vascular junction integrity by integrin signaling and disruption of intercellular VE-cadherin and claudin-5 clusters. Blood, 118, 3990-4002.
- Di-Poi, N., Ng, C.Y., Tan, N.S., Yang., Z., Hemmings, B.A., Desvergne, B., Michalik, L. and Wahli, W. (2005). Epithelium-mesenchyme interactions control the activity of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor beta/delta during hair follicle development. Mol. Cell. Biol., 25(5), 1696-1712.
- Tan, N.S., Michalik, L., Noy, N., Yasmin, R., Pacot, C., Heim, M., Fluhmann, B., Desvergne, B. and Wahli, W. (2001). Critical roles of PPARbeta/delta in keratinocytes response to inflammation. Genes & Development, 15(24), 3263-3277.