Our Medical and Science Team


Tomiko Kuhara, PhD

Scientific Advisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Pioneer and leading scientist in the field of metabolomics and biochemical diagnosis of metabolic disorders
  • Pioneer in the development of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for the screening of newborns for inborn errors of metabolism
  • Founder of the Japan Clinical Metabolomics Institute, Japan
  • Professor Emeritus at the Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
  • Former President of the Japanese Society of Biomedical Mass Spectrometry, Japan
  • Councilor of the Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases, Japan

Scott A. Summers, PhD

Scientific Advisor

  • Postdoctoral, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 1995-1999
  • Ph.D., Physiology, Southern Illinois University, 1995
  • BS, Biochemistry, Indiana University, 1989
  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (Associate Professor, Program in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, 11/1/08-present)
  • Duke University, Durham, NC (Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, 11/1/08-present)

Vrushali Joshi , PhD

Scientific Advisor

  • Ph. D , in Applied Biology, from University of Mumbai,Mumbai, India
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research from Mumbai Pharmacy college, India
  • Masters of Science from University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  • Research officer CREMERE-Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Project, Govt. of India, (2002-2006)
  • Research Associate- CREMERE- MILS (Matsumoto Institute of Life Science, Japan) Project (1998-99). Diagnosis of high-risk IEM for Congenital Metabolic Disorders by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
  • Government recognized Genetic Counselor.
  • Life member of Indian Society for Human Genetics and Indian Society for Genetic screening
  • Over 15 years of experience in GC-MS based biochemical screening and diagnosis of metabolic disorders
  • Has analyzed over 80000 cases for IEMs and has come across more than 2000 cases of common and rare genetic disorders.

Dr Li Ming Ming

Laboratory Director

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Stem Cell biology from Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore.
  • Over 8 years' experience in cell therapy research in bone tissue engineering, degenerative neurological disorders, diabetes, etc.
  • Worked through the whole drug discovery process from identification to pre-clinical efficacy studies.
  • Project manager in global clinical trials, Quintiles Transnational Corp.
  • Member of International Society of Stem Cell Research, European Molecular Biology Laboratories and International Association of Dental Research.
  • More than 10 peer reviewed international scientific journal publications.
  • Articles selected as two of the cover of issues in Journal of Tissue Engineering
  • Thesis committee member for Doctoral candidate (Area: Stem cell development) in National University of Singapore