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Prof ZHANG Suchun


Director, Programme in Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore


• Speaker, Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Symposium, 17 Sep 2021


Prof Zhang Suchun is professor and director of the Signature Programme in Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders at          Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore and Steenbock Professor in Behavioural and Neural Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prof Zhang received his MD and MS in China and his PhD in Canada.

He has developed technology to guide human stem cells to functionally specialised nerve cell types that are lost in many neurological and psychiatric conditions. He has also developed tools to dissect cellular and molecular mechanism underlying neural degenerative diseases. In parallel, he is conducting preclinical and clinical cell therapy studies for neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury.

Prof Zhang has served as a reviewer or consultant for numerous agencies and scientific journals, including the NIH, FDA, Singapore's National Medical Research Council and research foundations. He was a founding member of the WiCell Institute and co-founder of BrainXell Inc.