Principal Investigator

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Tong Ling

Assistant Professor

School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

(Adjunct) Junior Principal Investigator

Singapore Eye Research Institute

Postdoctoral Research Fellows


Caroline Livan Anyi

Ph.D., University of Canterbury

Caroline received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012 and subsequently completed her master’s degree in Engineering Science in 2014 from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She then completed her PhD in Physics in the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2019. In her graduate studies, she worked with the Canterbury ring laser group, investigating the advantages of employing different laser wavelengths in large ring laser gyroscopes to monitor Earth rotation. Upon obtaining her doctorate, Caroline worked as a laser engineer before joining the Tong Ling Lab. Currently, she is interested in using high-speed interferometric imaging techniques to track nanometer-scale cellular movement.

Graduate Students


Huakun Li

B.Eng., Zhejiang University

Huakun received his bachelor’s degree in Opto-Electronic Information Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2021. During his undergraduate studies, he proposed several high-performance optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) algorithms using multi-feature classification. He won the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Education, China, the "Qizhen Cup" Zhejiang University's top ten new academic achievements as the only undergraduate awardee, and the grand prize in the “Challenge Cup” academic achievement contest among college students in Zhejiang Province, China. Now, in the Tong Ling lab, he is focusing on the OCT system design and signal processing for functional neuroimaging in the retina.


Steven You

B.S., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Steven received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2021. He has written one book chapter “Treating spinal cord injury with implanted spinal cord stimulators” in Neuroscience of Spinal Cord Injury. He received the HKSAR Government Scholarship and the Outstanding Student Award from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, PolyU in 2020. He is now studying as a PhD student in the Tong Ling lab at Nanyang Technological University, working on imaging neural electrical activity with all-optical approaches.

Student Assistants

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Ping Zan (Crystina)

Ph.D. candidate, Nanyang Technological University

Ping received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Jilin University in 2017 and subsequently pursued her PhD degree in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. In her graduate studies, she focused on developing transdermal technologies including microneedles and injectable thermoresponsive hydrogel encapsulated with nanoparticles and drugs for treating skin and metabolic diseases. She has submitted her thesis in August 2021 and is now working as a student assistant in the Tong Ling lab. She is working on fabrication and functionalization of nanoparticles.

Undergraduate Students

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Umairah Binte Dahlan


Haitao Nie

Intern, Beihang University

Yong Zane