• Why Life Sciences

    • The Life Sciences major is ideal for the student with a fascination for where we come from, why we are the way we are, and how life works — as well as those motivated by the relevance of biology to issues of human health, the environment, and sustainability.

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    • Our Students

    • Life Sciences students are passionate about topics from ecology, oncology to neurobiology. Get to know them today!

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    • Our Faculty

    • Life Sciences is supported by dedicated faculty with a wide range of expertise. Get to know them today!

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    • Our Students' Experience

    • Our students engage with Life Sciences outside the classroom through research, study abroad, and involvement in student organizations. Check out these exciting opportunities!

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Research Publications

A small-molecule Psora-4 acts as a caloric rest...

28 May 2021

In: GEROSCIENCE, 2021, ISSN: 2509-2715.

Comparative biogeography and the evolution of p...

27 May 2021


Loss of C2orf69 defines a fatal autoinflammator...

25 May 2021

In: The American Journal of Human Genetics, 2021.

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    • Director, Division of Science
    • Stephen B Pointing
    Why Study Life Sciences at Yale-NUS?

    Our students are exceptional young people and my interaction with them highlighted the dynamic, exciting and demanding learning environment that both they and the faculty have created at the College. I believe the liberal arts model offers really exciting opportunities for science learning that is relevant to today’s career opportunities for young people. My priority is to see that we produce graduates who become scientific leaders and innovators of the future.

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    • Former Director, Division of Science
    • Mark E Bussell
    What are the advantages of pursing Science in a liberal arts institution like Yale-NUS College?

    Liberal arts colleges are unique and wonderful places to do Science majors. The smaller student-to-faculty ratio in Yale-NUS College means that Science students are able to work closely with faculty, not only in course work and research, but also in the laboratories, where they get to experience what it is to do research and the excitement of discovery while working on a problem that has not been solved before. A liberal arts training will also develop essential communication skills that are often neglected amongst Science students and academics. Such skills are particularly critical when it comes to presenting scientific research at conferences for example. It is also so much more fun if you are able to communicate to people what you are doing, and to share the enthusiasm and excitement of Science


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