Provost’s Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology;
Director of the Institute for Digital Medicine (WisDM);
Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS
Named as an honouree of Tatler Asia’s Generation T List 2019, Dean leads an internationally-recognised team in the field of biomedical science based on his trailblazing work in artificial intelligence (AI) to create precision and personalised medicine. With his innovative AI platform, Curate.ai, which has tailored and optimised combination therapy for individual patients, Dean is driving medical innovation at the highest level. The accomplished scientist is also making an impact in emerging areas of nanomedicine and the use of nanodiamonds for drug delivery and imaging, initiating a first-in-human clinical trial to validate a nanodiamond-biomaterial device for wound healing applications. In 2018, Dean became the first NUS academic to be elected a Fellow of the United States National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional accolade for academic inventors.