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Uttam Surana

Uttam Surana

Uttam Surana undertook his graduate studies at the University of Arizona (USA) and obtained a PhD from the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Thereafter, he moved to the Dept. of Engineering at the University of Cambridge where he spent 2 years studying the mechanical properties of bacterial cell surface polymers and their role in cell shape determination. He spent the subsequent four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, Austria investigating various aspects of cell division. He then moved to Singapore and joined the IMCB as a Principal Investigator. For his contribution to the understanding of control circuits that regulate cell cycle, Prof Surana was awarded in 2007 Singapore’s National Science Award.

Surana's article

December 2014

Insights into the Mechanics of Adaptation to Spindle Assembly Checkpoint

Commentary on Andrea Ciliberto's paper published on eLife.