Professor Luke Pyung-Se Lee joined NUS in 2016 as Director of the Biomedical Institute of Global Healthcare Research and Technology (BIGHEART) and appointed as Associate President (International Research and Innovation) in the Office of Deputy President (Research and Technology). He is also be appointed a Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor and holds joint appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Professor Lee received both his BA and PhD from UC Berkeley. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1999 after more than a decade of industry experience. He became the Lester John and Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering in 2005. He also served as the Chair Professor in Systems Nanobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zürich) from 2006 to 2007. He became Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor in 2010 and was reappointed again in 2015. His work at the interface of biological, physical, and engineering sciences for medicine has been recognized by many honours that include the IEEE William J. Morlock Award, NSF Career Award, Fulbright Scholar Award, and the HoAm Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
His current research interests include quantum electron transfers in living organisms, molecular diagnostics of infectious and neurodegenerative diseases, and in vitro neurogenesis, with a focus both on studying fundamental quantum nanobiology and on solving ill-defined problems of global healthcare.