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Associate Professor Tan Lay Poh

Phone: (+65) 6790 6186
Office: N4.1-02-30
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Current Research Interests

Her research focuses on biodegradable polymers, biopolymer blends, drug delivery and synthesis of biodegradable tissue adhesives.

Biographical Information

  • PhD, Materials Engineering, Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • M.Sc, Polymer materials, University of Science, Malaysia
  • B. Eng, Industrial Technology (Polymer), University of Science, Malaysia


Selected Publications

Yu, Ting; Chua, Chee Kai; Tay, Chor Yong, LP Tan, A Generic Micropatterning Platform to Direct Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Different Origins Towards Myogenic Differentiation, MACROMOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE, Pages: 799-807, Published: JUN 2013.

Tay, Chor Yong; Koh, Cheng Gee; Tan, Nguan Soon; LP Tan, Mechanoregulation of stem cell fate via micro-/nano-scale manipulation for regenerative medicine NANOMEDICINE Pages: 623-638 DOI: 10.2217/NNM.13.31 , Published: APR 2013.

Li, Huaqiong; Wen, Feng; LP Tan Human Mesenchymal Stem-Cell Behaviour On Direct Laser Micropatterned Electrospun Scaffolds with Hierarchical Structures, MACROMOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE, Pages: 299-310, Published: MAR 2013.

Yu, H, LP Tan. Modulation of hMSCs Differentiation through Matrix Elasticity and Focal Adhesion Regulation, ADVANCED HEALTHCARE MATERIALS, Pages: 442-449, MAR 2013.

Yu, H, et al. Insights into the role of focal adhesion modulation in myogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells, Stem Cells and development, Pages: 136-147, Jan 2013.

Tay Chor Yong; Irvine Scott Alexander; Boey Freddy Y. C.; Subbu Venkatraman, LP Tan, Micro-/Nano-engineered Cellular Responses for Soft Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications, SMALL, Volume: 7, Issue: 10, Pages: 1361-1378, Published: MAY 23 2011.

Huaqiong Li, Feng Wen, Yee Shan Wong, Freddy Yin Chiang Boey, Venkatraman S. Subbu,David Tai Leong, Kee Woei Ng, Gary Ka Lai Ng, Lay Poh Tan, Direct laser machining-induced topographic pattern promotes up-regulation of myogenic markers in human mesenchymal stem cells, ACTA BIOMATERILIA, Pages: 531-539, FEB 2012.

Haiyang Yu, Sijing Xiong, Chor Yong Tay, Wen Shing Leong, Lay Poh Tan A novel and simple microcontact printing technique for tacky, soft substrates and/or complex surfaces in soft tissue engineering, ACTA BIOMATERILIA, Pages: 1267-1272, MAR 2012.

Tay Chor Yong; Pal Mintu; Yu Haiyang; Ng KW, LP Tan, Bio-inspired Micropatterned Platform to Steer Stem Cell Differentiation, SMALL, Volume: 7, Issue: 10, Pages: 1416-1421 DOI: 10.1002/smll.201002298, Published: MAY 23 2011.

Wen Shing Leong; Chor Yong Tay; Haiyang Yu; Ang Li; Shu Cheng Wu; Duong-Hong Duc; Chwee Teck Lim; Lay Poh Tan, Thickness sensing of hMSCs on collagen gel direct stem cell fate, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 401, Issue: 2, Pages: 287-292, Oct 2010.