Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Address: P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Teo completed his Ph.D in medicine under the tutelage of radiologist Prof. Wang Shih Chang. His postdoctoral research at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), focused on renal tissue engineering. He was then a scientific collaborator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) under the direction of Prof. Melody Swartz, investigating microenvironmental factors for cancer and immune cells from a mechanobiologyapproach. Throughout his career he has focused on interfacing engineering techniques to tissue engineering, animal experimentation and more recently single cell biomechanics, to better understand cellular physiology in the realms of cardiometabolic diseases and immunology.
The cellular microenvironment determines the behavior, phenotype and fate of cells. My research interests pertains to the investigation of biomechanical forces and biochemical signals that influence the physiological role of immune and cardiac cells in obesity, diabetes and cardiac dysfunction in the aim of providing new insights to disease mechanisms and therapy.