Academic Staff

Senior Lecturer
ANG Eng Tat

PhD (S'pore), PT (Aust)

Tel: +65 6516 8110
Office: MD10 #02-01


Dr. Ang Eng-Tat graduated in 1996 and had considerable working experiences at NUH's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (1997-2003). He then decided to undertake a postgraduate research degree at NUS (2000-2005). Thereafter, he travelled with his family to Switzerland for some post-doctoral experiences in neuropathology (2004-2006). On his return, he worked at SGH as a research scientist (Hematology), and furthered this with another stint as a post-doc fellowship in neurosciences at NUS. Beginning from 2009, he has been actively teaching histology and gross anatomy to the undergraduates at NUS's Department of Anatomy. He believes that anatomy must always be taught with clinical relevance in mind. He is married and helps to reverse Singapore's declining population by raising two beautiful and intelligent girls.

Research Interests
  • My research goals are both clinically oriented and scientifically driven. Previous working experiences with patients afflicted with various medical conditions allow me to appreciate the big picture and urgency.
  • Biological basis for exercise induced neuroprotection and memory enhancement.
Current Projects
  • NUHS Innovation and Creativity in Education (NICE) Award (2014) - Medical simulation as adjuvant pedagogy for educating Pre-clinical students in the basic sciences.

Areas of Collaborative Research
  • Evaluation of secretagogin as a potential stroke biomarker (With Dr. Raymond Seet, NUHS)
Selected Publications
  • E.T. Ang, P.T.H. Wong, S. Moochhala, Y.K. Ng (2003). Neuroprotection associated with running: Is it a result of increased endogenous neurotrophic factors? Neuroscience 118(2): 335-45.
  • E.T. Ang, P.T.H. Wong, S. Moochhala, Y.K. Ng (2004). Cytokine changes in the horizontal diagonal band of Broca in the septum due to running and stroke. A correlation to glial activation. Neuroscience 129(2): 337-47.
  • E.T. Ang, P.T.H. Wong, S. Moochhala, Y.K. Ng (2006). Alterations in spatial learning and memory after exercise? Re-examining an old myth using a forced running paradigm and stereology. Brain Research 1113(1): 186-93.
  • E.T. Ang, F. Gomez-Pinilla (2007). Potential therapeutic effects of exercise to the brain. Current Medicinal Chemistry 14, (24): 2564-2571.
  • E.T. Ang, R. Schäfer, R. Baltensperger, A.Wernig, M.Celio, S. Sancho Oliver (2010). Motor axonal sprouting and neuromuscular junctions loss in an animal model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 69(3): 281-293.
  • E.T. Ang, Tai YK, Lo SQ, Seet R, Soong TW (2010). Neurodegenerative diseases: exercising toward neurogenesis and neuroregeneration. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Vol.2: article 25.
  • E.T. Ang , Sugand K, Hartman M, Seow CS, Bay BH, Abrahams P (2012). Singapore's anatomical future: quo vadis? Anat Sci Educ 5(4):234-40.
  • Tan WS, Lee JJ, Satish RL, E.T. Ang (2012) Detectability of secretagogin in human erythrocytes. Neurosci Lett. 526(1):59-62.
Honours & Awards
  • NUH overseas scholarship (1991-1995)
  • NUS Research Scholarship (2001/ 2003)
  • Awarded poster of distinction at the 1st NHG scientific conference (2002)
  • Merit for Young Scientist poster award (7th NUS-NUH)(2003)
  • IBRO Fellowship (Hong Kong, 2004)
  • IBRO Travel grant to Atlanta (USA, 2006)
  • HFSP fellowship to UCLA, USA (2008)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in medicine and healthcare (7th Ed: 2009-2010)
  • AMDA (Individual) fellowship (2011) by NUHS
  • NICE awards (2014) by NUHS
  • AMDA (Team) fellowship (2016) by NUHS
Other Appointments
  • Coordinator for NUS anatomy museum visits
  • Sub Coordinator for SIT Anatomy & Physiology module
  • Pre-Med advisor for students (FoS)
  • Volunteer at Choa Chu Kang GRC MPS
Professional Organizations
Other Likes
  • Tinkering with computers (especially Macintosh)
  • Visiting museums and art galleries