NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering

GAN Yunn Hwen

Research Areas
Brief Description of Research
1. Immunology
2. Infectious Diseases
3. Inflammatory Diseases


PI studies the pathogenesis, virulence regulation, immune response in melioidosis, a disease endemic in the tropics. She also examines host susceptibility factors to bacterial infections, including Klebsiella pneumoniae induced liver abscess, prevalent in Asians. Another research focus is on how thiols modify both bacterial virulence and host response to infection. She also examines gut microbiome in relation to how commensals enteric bacteria can cause infection.