Institute of Medical Biology

Dr. Prabha Sampath obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, United States in 2004. Working on gene regulation during inflammation, Dr. Sampath elucidated RNA and protein factors comprising major pathways in inflammation. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cardiovascular and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, Dr. Sampath worked on translational control mechanisms in embryonic stem cell differentiation. Her innovative work is well recognized as evidenced by outstanding publications and multiple awards. Dr. Sampath is the recipient of prestigious A*STAR Investigatorship award and she joined the Institute of Medical Biology, Biopolis, Singapore to set up her own research group in May 2008. She is now a Senior Principal Investigator at IMB, holds an adjunct position at Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS School of Medicine. She is currently pursuing research on molecular mechanisms underlying dysregulated translational regulation in pathological conditions. Visualizing these interactions at the molecular level and integrating this information within the framework of pathophysiology Dr. Sampath’s projects are focused on identification of specific novel therapeutic targets.