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Asim Shabbir


MSc in National University of Singapore, 2003

Current Position

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant, National University Hospital’s Centre for Obesity Management and Surgery (COMS)


  1. Shiraishi, K., Mimura, K., Kua, L. F., Koh, V., Siang, L. K., Nakajima, S., Fujii, H., Shabbir, A., Yong, W. P., So, J., Takenoshita, S. and Kono, K. (2016). Inhibition of MMP activity can restore NKG2D ligand expression in gastric cancer, leading to improved NK cell susceptibility. J Gastroenterol.

  2. Kim, G., Tan, C. S., Ng, J. Y., Cheng, A. K., Rao, J., Soe, K. T., Kong, L. W., Naseer, F., Er, P. S., Lomanto, D., So, J. B. and Shabbir, A. (2016). Goal-directed program after sleeve gastrectomy improves weight loss. Surg Obes Relat Dis 12(3): 518-521.
  3. Takeda, K., Sriram, S., Chan, X. H., Ong, W. K., Yeo, C. R., Tan, B., Lee, S. A., Kong, K. V., Hoon, S., Jiang, H., Yuen, J. J., Perumal, J., Agrawal, M., Vaz, C., So, J., Shabbir, A., Blaner, W. S., Olivo, M., Han, W., Tanavde, V., Toh, S. A. and Sugii, S. (2016). Retinoic Acid Mediates Visceral-Specific Adipogenic Defects of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. Diabetes 65(5): 1164-1178.
  4. Shabbir, A. and Dargan, D. (2015). The success of sleeve gastrectomy in the management of metabolic syndrome and obesity. J Biomed Res 29(2): 93-97.
Protocols by Asim Shabbir
  1. Isolation and Culture of Human Adipose-derived Stem Cells from Subcutaneous and Visceral White Adipose Tissue Compartments