Dr. Tan received his PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of Illinois and his BSocSci(Hons) from NUS. Before joining NTU in late 2018, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Neuroradiology Section of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tan’s research interest lies broadly in using multimodal neuroimaging data (MRI, PET, DOT) and genetics to understand the earliest risk markers of neurodegenerative diseases. More specifically, he studies the influence of polygenic risk and cerebrovascular health on cognitive decline and progression to clinical dementia.
Dr. Tan’s research in the cognitive neuroscience and genetics of aging and dementia has been published in high impact journals such as Acta Neuropathologica, Annals of Neurology, and Brain. Cognitive neuroscience of ageing, Cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer’s polygenic risk, Human neuroimaging, Diffuse optical tomography, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Cognitive decline and progression to clinical dementia. I have experience working on various research projects with clinicians from different specialties including neurologists, neuroradiologists, and geriatricians.