Dr. Jeremy Teo

Dr. Jeremy Teo

Dr Jeremy Teo

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Address: P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-5018430

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442



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.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland, 2009 - 2011.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Bioengineering and nanotechnology, Singapore, 2007 - 2009.
  • Ph.D., Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, 2008.
  • M.Eng.,Bioengineering National University of Singapore, 2003.
  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering,National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2001.
  • Physiological System and Modeling II
  • Biomaterials (co-teach with Dr. Nicolas Christoforou)

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.

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 Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 2016 K.Islam, S.B.H. Timraz, R. Nasser, D.L. Gater, Y.E. Pearson, N. Christoforou, J.C.M. Teo, "Co-culture methods used to model atherosclerosis in vitro using endothelial, smooth muscle and monocyte cells", SM Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 2(1).
  • 2016 Y.E. Pearson, A.W. Lund, A.W.H. Lin, C.P. Ng, A. Alsuwaidi, S. Azzeh, D.L. Gater, J.C.M. Teo, "Non-invasive single cell biomechanical analysis using live imaging datasets", Journal of Cell Science, jcs.191205.
  • 2016 S.B.H Timraz, I.A.H. Farhat, G. Alhussein, N.Christoforou, J.C.M. Teo, "In-depth evaluation of commercially available human vascular smooth muscle cells phenotype: Implications for vascular tissue engineering", Experimental Cell Research, 343(2), 168 - 176.
  • 2016 G. Alhussein, A. Shanti, I.A.H. Farhat, S.B.H. Timraz, N.S.A. Alwahab, Y.E. Pearson, M.N. Martin, N. Christoforou, J.C.M. Teo, "A spatiocharacterization method of the dynamic cytoskeleton", Cytoskeleton, 73(5), 221 - 232.
  • 2015 S.B.H. Timraz, R. Rezgui, S.M. Boularaoui, J.C.M. Teo, "Stiffness of extracellular matrix components modulates the phenotype of human smooth muscle cells in vitro and allows for the control of properties of engineered tissues", Procedia Engineering, 110, 29 - 36.
  • 2013 W.Kilarski, E. Guc, J.C.M. Teo, R.S. Oliver, A.W. Lund, M.A. Swartz, “Intravital immunofluorescence for visualization of the microcirculatory and immune microenvironment in the mouse ear dermis”, PLOS ONE (2013), 8(2), e57135.
  • 2013 C.P. Ng, Y.H. Zhuang, W.H.A. Lin, J.C.M. Teo, “A fibrin-based tissue engineered renal proximal tubule for bioartificial kidney devices: development, characterization and in vitro transport study ”, International Journal of Tissue Engineering (2013) , vol 2013, Article ID 319476, 10 pages.
  • 2013 Y. Liu, C.Y. Hsu, C.M. Teo, S.H. Teoh,”Potential mechanism for the laser-fluoride effect on enamel demineralization”, Journal of Dental Research (2013), 92, 71 - 75.
  • 2012 J.C.M. Teo, U. Haessler, F. Didier, R Philippe, M.A. Swartz, “Migration dynamics of breast cancer cells in a tunable 3D interstitial flow chamber”, Integrative Biology (2012), Integrative Biology, 4, 401 –409.
  • 2011 J.C.M. Teo, S.H. Teoh, “Permeability study of vertebral cancellous bone using micro-computational fluid dynamics”, J Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (2011), 15(4), 417 - 423.
  • 2011 J.C.M. Teo, R.R.G. Ng, C.P. Ng, W.H.A. Lin, “Surface characteristics of acrylic modified polysulfone membranes improves renal proximal tubule cell adhesion and spreading”, Acta Biomaterilia (2011), 7(5), 2060 - 9.
  • 2011 M. Ni, J.C.M. Teo, Mhd S. Ibrahim, K. Zhang, F. Tasnim, P.Y. Chow, D. Zink, J.Y. Ying, “Characterization of membrane materials and membrane coatings for bioreactor units of bioartificial kidneys”, Biomaterials (2011), 32, 1465 - 1476.
  • 2009 M. Hu, M. Kurisawa, R. Deng, C.M. Teo, A. Schumacher, Y.X. Thong, L. Wang, K.M. Schumacher, J.Y. Ying, “Cell immobilization in gelatin-hydroxyphenylpropionic acid hydrogel fibers”, Biomaterials (2009), 30, 3523 – 3531.
  • 2009 C.K. Chui, Z.L. Wang, J. Zhang, J. Ong, L. Bian, J.C.M. Teo, C.H. Yan, S.H. Ong, S.C. Wang, H.K. Wong, S.H. Teoh, "A component-oreinted software toolkit for patient-specific finite element model generation", Advances in Engineering Software (2009), 40, 184 - 192.
  • 2007 B. Rai, K.H. Ho, Y. Lei, K.M. Si-hoe, J.C.M. Teo, K. bin Yacob, F.L. Chen, F.C. Ng, S.H. Teoh, "Polycaprolactone tricalcium phosphate scaffolds in combination with platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of critical-sized defects of the mandible: A pilot study.", J Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2007), 65, 2195 - 2205.
  • 2007 J.C.M. Teo, S.C. Wang, S.H. Teoh, "Preliminary study on biomechanics of vertebroplasty - A computational fluid dynamics and solid mechanics combined approach", Spine (2007), 32 , 1320 - 1328.
  • 2007 J.C.M. Teo, K.M. Si-hoe, J.E.L. Keh, S.H. Teoh, "Correlation of cancellous bone microarchitectural parameters from microCT to CT number and bone mechanical properties", Material Science & Engineering C (2007), 27, 333-339.
  • 2007 J.C.M. Teo, C.K. Chui, Z.L. Wang, S.H. Ong, C.H. Yan, S.C. Wang, H.K. Wong, S.H. Teoh, "Heterogeneous meshing and biomechanical modeling ofhuman spine", Medical Engineering and Physics (2007), 29, 277 -290.
  • 2006 C.K. Chui, J.C.M. Teo, Z.L. Wang, J. Ong, J. Zhang, K.M. Si-hoe, S.H. Ong, C.H. Yan, S.C. Wang, H.K. Wong, J.H. Anderson, S.H. Teoh, "Integrative haptic and visual interaction for simulation of PMMA injection during vertebroplasty, Studies in Health Technol Inform" (2006), 119, 96 - 98.
  • 2006 K.M. Si-hoe, S.H. Teoh, J.C.M. Teo, "Radio-translucent 3-axis mechanical testing rig for the spine in micro-CT”, J Biomechanical Engineering (2006), 128, 957 - 964.
  • 2006 J.C.M. Teo, E.Y.L. Teo, V.P.W. Shim, S.H. Teoh, "Determination of bone trabeculae modulus - an ultrasonic scanning and microCT imaging combination approach", Experimental Mechanics (2006), 46, 453 - 461. 7. J.C.M.
  • 2006 Teo, K.M. Si-hoe, J.E.L. Keh, S.H. Teoh, "Relationship between CT intensity, micro-architecture and mechanical properties of porcine vertebral cancellous bone", Clinical Biomechanics (2006), 21, 235 - 244. 

Book Chapter


  • PCT/SG2010/000377, “Improved Bioartificial Kidneys”, 2010
  • US2004/0009459 “Simulation System for Medical Procedures”, 2004