In the highly charged societies of today, we see a continuing rise in the number of people suffering from psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

The Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders (NBD) Program at Duke-NUS is already recognized for its developing strengths in cognitive neurosciences, psychiatric disorders and developmental neurobiology, and has outstanding faculty members with research interests ranging from development of brain neurons, molecular basis for neuropsychiatric disorders to neuropharmacology, neural networks, brain imaging and eye diseases.

Collaborating with the Singapore Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Duke-NUS has established a strong footing in schizophrenia research and together they are responsible for the joint funding of a Translational and Clinical Research Flagship Program grant. Another collaboration with A*STAR produced an integrated Neuroscience Research Partnership, spearheaded by Dr Colin Blakemore, a noted British neuroscientist, former President of the British Neuroscience Association and former Chief Executive of the UK Medical Research Council.

Overview

The Signature Research Program in Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders comprises research groups that investigate molecular, developmental, systems and cognitive neuroscience. The program is also part of an integrated Neuroscience Research Partnership under the aegis of the Agency for Science and Technology (A*STAR) that seeks to advance neuroscience research nationally. The A*STAR-Duke-NUS Neurosciences Research Partnership has forged a strong link between the Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders program and the researchers, resources and infrastructure at the nearby Biopolis research campus.

The aim of much of the work in the Program is translating discoveries in basic science into diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the domains of cognitive, developmental, eye and psychiatric disease. In collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Duke-NUS operates a Translational and Clinical Research Flagship Program on the early diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. Members of the Program also work the close association with the Institute of Mental Health and the National Neuroscience Institute, which provide unique opportunities to study psychiatric and neurological disorders on many different levels.

For more information on the Program, please visit the Program’s web site at http://research.duke-nus.edu.sg/nbd/index.php 

For gifts-in-kind (shares, planned gifts, IT and lab equipment etc) or other any enquiries, please contact Mr. Dickson Lim at 6516 6696 or dickson.lim@duke-nus.edu.sg to discuss your gift.

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Mullette-Gillman, O'Dhaniel Alexander
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Adjunct Faculty

Chan, Ling Ling
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Chaurasia, Shyam Sunder
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Fung, Daniel
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Leung, Thomas
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Li, Yi-Ju
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Murni, Tio
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Rajamani, Lakshminarayanan
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Rapisarda, Attilio
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Schirmer, Annette
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Vithana, Eranga N
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Yu, Fengwei
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Zagorodnov, Vitali
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Zeng, Li
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Zhou, Lei
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Zhou, Zhidong
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Zoe, Bichler
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