Associate Professor Lina Lim

Associate Professor Department of Physiology National University of Singapore
Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Associate Professor Lina Lim graduated with a 2nd Upper undergraduate degree in Pharmacology at King’s College London. She received her Ph.D in Immuno-pharmacology in 2000 under the guidance of Professor Roderick Flower and Dr Mauro Perretti at the William Harvey Research Institute in London. She left the UK and went to the USA for her Post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. She returned to Singapore in 2003 as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology, NUS.

Dr Lim is now an Associate Professor, and leads the Inflammation & Cancer Laboratory — situated up the hill — in the Immunology Program, Life Sciences Institute. The main focus of the LL lab research program is on annexins and their functions in signaling pathways and host factors involved in inflammation, infection, and cancer.

She is also a Residential Fellow at Tembusu College and lives on the Ora floors with her family. Her 2 daughters Alyssa (5 years old) and Sierra (3 years old) are the youngest members of Tembusu College and wear the Tembusu T-shirt regularly! Try to spot them if you can!

She can also be found at:


C.S.I. 101: Truth From Evidence
Biomedicine and Singapore Society
The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.