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Ken Huaijin Loh, PhD

Assistant Professor in Comparative Medicine

Contact Information

Ken Huaijin Loh, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale University

    PO Box 27391

    West Haven, CT 06516-7392

    United States



Ken Loh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine in the Institute for Biomolecular Design and Discovery at Yale University’s West Campus. A native of Singapore, he received his B.S. in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in 2009 and earned his Ph.D in Chemistry with Alice Ting at MIT in 2016, developing chemical-enzymatic methodologies for tagging proteins in cells. Ken next received postdoctoral training with Jeffrey Friedman at Rockefeller University, studying the role of leptin in its regulation of sympathetic nerves in the fat organ, and joined the faculty at Yale in August of 2022. His lab is interested in studying brain-body interactions at a molecular length scale, using tools in chemical biology.

Education & Training

  • NIH Pathway to Independence K99 Fellow
    The Rockefeller University (2022)
  • Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow
    The Rockefeller University (2021)
  • PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemistry (2016)
  • BSc
    Harvey Mudd College, Chemistry (2009)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2025 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement AwardORAU2024
Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in NeuroscienceEsther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund2023
NIH Pathway to Independence Award K99/R00NIH/NIDDK2021
Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral FellowshipHelen Hay Whitney Foundation2018

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