Dr. TU Ting-Yuan
National Cheng Kung University
Dr. Ting-Yuan (TY) TU is currently an Assistant Professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. In collaboration with Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre (SMART), he received his Ph.D. in Mechanobiology from National University of Singapore in 2015, Singapore. Prior to joining NCKU, he was an Application Scientist at Clearbridge Biomedics, in which his role was focused on developing downstream assays for analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) for clinical applications.
In addition to studies on the clinical applications of circulating tumor cells, Dr. Ting-Yuan (TY) TU’s current research interests lie in the development of better biomimetic tumor microenvironment for cancer drug discovery, including the development of in vitro tumor models, 3D tumor invasive co-culture microfluidic platforms, and the investigation on migration of 3D tumor in hydrogels.