Neuroscience & Mental Health

Understanding the brain is the greatest challenge in biomedical science and LKCMedicine has recruited an outstanding group of faculty to tackle this challenge. The research interests of our faculty range from the molecular biology of the brain up to human cognition and brain disorders. These researchers work in close collaboration at both the Clinical Sciences Building in Novena and within the Experimental Medicine Building at the NTU Main Campus. 

The research efforts of our Neuroscience and Mental Health (NMHT) faculty are aided by interactions with our numerous joint and adjunct faculty who are based at other NTU Schools, as well as at other institutions within Singapore and around the world. Further, we benefit from the presence of state-of-the-art research facilities, including the  NTU Cognitive Neuroimaging Centre​, numerous high-performance light microscopy facilities, and excellent vivarium facilities for rodents, non-human primates, and zebrafish.

Primary Faculty

George Augustine
PI, Synaptic mechanisms 
& circuits​
Anna Barron
PI, Neurobiology of ageing 
& disease
Christine Cheung
Christine CHEUNG
PI, Molecular & vascular 
Ch'ng Toh Hean
CH'NG Toh Hean
PI, Neurobiology of 
long-term memory
Foo Jia Nee
FOO Jia Nee
PI, Genetics & genomics of neurological diseases
Balázs Gulyás
PI, Translational neuroscience
Suresh Jesuthasan
PI, Brain states & behaviour
Tsukasa Kamigaki
PI, Systems Neuroscience
Sarah Langley
PI, Integrative Biology of Disease
Lim Kah Leong
LIM Kah Leong
Vice-Dean, Research
Hiroshi Makino
PI, Syst​ems neuroscience
Yasunori Saheki
Yasunori SAHEKI
PI, Cell biology & molecular neuroscience

Joint & Adjunct Faculty

  • Annabel CHEN (NTU School of Social Sciences)
  • CHEW Sing Yian (NTU School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)
  • Ann Siow CHONG (Singapore Institute of Mental Health)
  • CHUA Hong Choon (Singapore Institute of Mental Health)
  • Paola DAZZAN (King’s College London)
  • Daniel FUNG (Singapore Institute of Mental Health)
  • Christer HALLDIN (Karolinska Institute)
  • Atsushi IRIKI (RIKEN)
  • Veikko JOUSMAKI (Aalto University)
  • Jimmy LEE (Singapore Institute of Mental Health)
  • LIM Yee Hwee (Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research)
  • LU Jia (Singapore Defence Science Organisation)
  • Paul MATTHEWS (Imperial College)
  • NG Wai Hoe (Singapore National Neuroscience Institute)
  • Carmine PARIANTE (King’s College London)
  • Richard REYNOLDS (Imperial College London)
  • Mythyly SUBRAMANIAN (Singapore Institute of Mental Health)
  • John SUCKLING (Cambridge University)
  • TAN Eng King (Singapore National Neuroscience Institute)
  • John TOTMAN (Singapore Clinical Imaging Research Centre)
  • David TOWNSEND (Singapore Clinical Imaging Research Centre)
  • ZENG Li (Singapore National Neuroscience Institute)