Associate Professor Han Kiat HO, Ph.D., DABT, is the Dean of Students at the National University of Singapore and an academic staff of the Department of Pharmacy. He received his Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) with First Class Honors, along with the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal and Chalmers Medal as the top graduate. Following which, he became one of the pioneer recipient of the A*STAR Overseas Graduate Scholarship and obtained his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Washington. In 2009, he started his own research program in NUS, exploring various aspects of liver diseases including the management of drug-induced liver toxicity, liver fibrosis and liver cancer. In recent years, he also interfaced the use of nanomaterials to explore the impact on liver regeneration as well as in nanotoxicology.
Over the years as a faculty member, he has published more than 90 papers in internationally recognised journals and has won multiple university-level teaching excellence awards, including the Outstanding Educator Award in 2020. He was also recently recognized for his research by winning the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, conferred by the University of Washington, School of Pharmacy. He is the Vice President of the Toxicology Society of Singapore, editorial advisory board member of Biochemical Pharmacology and Current Opinion in Toxicology. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.