Rector (Saga College)
Associate Professor Hoon Eng Khoo received her BA in Biochemistry at Smith College, PhD at St Mary’s Medical School, London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education at University of Dundee. She taught at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia for 10 years before joining the Faculty of Medicine (now Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) at NUS in 1988. Between 1997 and 2003, she was Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Medicine. During a leave of absence from NUS, she worked for three years (2007-2010) as the Provost and Acting Vice-Chancellor of a new liberal arts institution – the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She joined Yale-NUS College in October 2011 as Director in the Office of the Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs), before moving on to her appointment as Director of Special Projects in the Office of the President, with responsibilities in faculty hiring, campus design and curriculum planning.
Professor Khoo’s research interests have been in the study of bioactive components of venoms and toxins, the role of nitric oxide in liver diseases and medical education. She has published over 100 research articles and books in medical education and led faculty development workshops as Deputy Head of the Medical Education Unit and Associate at the NUS Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning.
Khoo, H.E. (2002) Stonefish venom components and their biological activity Clin Exp Pharmacol Physio 29 (9): 802-806 [invited review]
Amin, Z, Chong, Y.S. and Khoo, H.E. Practical Guide to Medical Student Assessment. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2006.
Goh, B.J., Tan, B.T., Hon, W.M. Lee, K.H. and Khoo, H.E. (2006) Nitric oxide synthase and heme oxygenase expression in human cirrhosis. World Journal of Gastroenterology 12:588-94.
Wang, YW, Yap, LL, Chua KL and Khoo, HE. (2008) A multigene family of Heteractis magnificalysins (HMgs), Toxicon 51: 1374-1382.
Koh GCH, Khoo, HE, Wong ML, Koh, D.(2008) The effects of problem-based learning during medical school on physician competency: a systematic review. CMAJ 178:34-41.
Amin, Z and Khoo, H.E. Basics in Medical Education (2nd Edition). World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2008.
Amin, Z. Tani, M, Khoo, H.E, Samarasekara DD, Chan, YH (2009) Motivation, Study Habits, and Expectations of Medical Students in Singapore”, Medical Teacher. 31(12):e560-e569