• 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 attracts a diverse set of students with a wide range of interests. Get to know them today!

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    • Our Faculty

    • Life Sciences is supported by a diverse set of faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics. 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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  • 08 January 2018

    Student Chu Hsien Lim publish paper about modelling Alzheimer’s disease in embryonic systems

    Congratulations to Chu Hsien Lim (’18), the first author of a new paper published in the Journal of Developmental Biology! Chu Hsien wrote this paper in conjunction with her faculty advisor, Assistant Professor Ajay S. Mathuru.


  • 04 December 2017

    Beetles’ bright colours used for camouflage according Dr. Eunice Tan

    Dr. Eunice Tan, a post-doctoral fellow here at Yale-NUS, conducted one of the first studies to examine beetle colouration in their natural habitat. This study has prompted an important discovery. Click here for more details. 


  • 30 November 2017

    Sex hormones in insects regulates the size of sexual ornaments: Entomology Today

    Associate Professor Antonia Monteiro’s new research on butterflies was featured on Entomology today, the website by the Entomological Society of America. Her research has been published in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Click here to read more. 


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30 January 2018 (Tue)
Yale-NUS students conduct research on otters
By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Tan Mei-Mei  Over several months, Tan Mei-Mei (Class of 2018) travelled around Sing...
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4 December 2017 (Mon)
Beetles’ bright colours used for camouflage instea...
First study to examine beetle colouration in their natural habitat prompts discovery Yale-NUS College Postdoctoral Fe...
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20 November 2017 (Mon)
Sex hormones in butterflies regulates the size of ...
First conclusive study showingsexual differences in hormones titers can regulate sexual trait dimorphism in insects Y...
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11 September 2017 (Mon)
Yale-NUS students collaborate with Duke-NUS on rec...
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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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