Distinguished Science Alumni Awards 2006
CHUA Nam Hai
BSc 1965
Andrew W Mellon Professor
Head, Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University, USA
 
Professor CHUA Nam Hai holds the position of the Andrew W. Mellon Professor and Head of Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology at the Rockefeller University, New York City, since 1988. Professor Chua has a distinguished academic career beginning with his BSc in Botany and Biochemistry from the University of Singapore in 1965 and his PhD in Biology from Harvard University in 1969. Professor Chua has held numerous distinguished lectureships world-wide and has won many honors and awards, among them in the year 2001 the award from the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the top 15 most-cited researchers world-wide in plant and animal sciences. Professor CHUA is consultant to and member of advisory boards of many biotechnological and biopharmaceutical companies and institutions in the U.S.A, Singapore, People's Republic of China, India, Canada and Korea. Professor CHUA serves on many editorial boards of distinguished scientific journals, such as the Journal of Cell Science and the Journal of Molecular Biology. He is also a member of the board of Directors of the Delta and Pine Land Company which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Furthermore, he is corporate advisor to Temasek Holdings, Inc. (Singapore).
 
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