Principle Investigator, Mechanobiology Institute
Group Leader, A*STAR
Founding Scientist, HistoIndex Pte Ltd
Dr. Hanry Yu was trained as a cell biologist under the tutorage of Prof. Michael Sheetz at Duke University, USA, and with Gareth Griffiths at EMBL, Germany. In Singapore since 1997, he ventured into Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biophotonics, Computation and Systems Biology, and Mechanobiology; published over 150 high quality papers in these interface areas; filed >40 inventions that result in 3 startups; and delivered >220 invited talks. He consults for international agencies and institutions and takes pride in mentoring over 100 graduate students and staffs who moved onto successful career in academia and industry. He has been a professor of physiology and mechanobiology at the National University of Singapore; group leader at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR, visiting professor at MIT, USA since 2008, and a handling editor of Biomaterials.