Lim, Fabian

Lim Fabian

Fabian Chin Leong Lim, BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Nanyang Technological University

Member: International Scientific Advisory Committee

Fabian C.L. Lim is Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. He is also Principal Investigator with the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, which conducts translational research by bridging the gap between basic science and applied research at the integrative biology level, i.e. human as a whole organism. The mission of the laboratory is to investigate the interaction between habitual physical activity, health and aging, and the physiological mechanisms that promote or limit work tolerance.

Prior to his appointment at Nanyang Technological University, Professor Lim was the founding Executive Director at the Singapore Sport Institute, where he developed Sport Science and Medicine capabilities to support the Singapore’s sport talent pool. He was also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. After graduating from the Universities of Oregon and Queensland, he spent 20 years in Exercise Physiology Research to enhance health, safety and performance of military personnel at DSO National Labs.

Dr. Lim is internationally recognised for his contributions in introducing the dual pathway model of heat stroke, which draws attention to the role of immune disturbances, instead of heat stress, as the primary trigger and driver of exertional heat stroke. This model of heat stroke challenges the current paradigm in the understanding, prevention and management of heat stroke.  Dr Lim has also conducted research and published internationally on Exercise Immunology, Nutrition, and Bioenergetics and Obesity.  

His professional experience includes establishing the Singapore Sport Science and Medicine Research Grant and Academic Scholarship.  Dr. Lim is also a member of the Republic Polytechnic Institutional Review Board, Ministry Of Education Physical Education Safety Panel and the Singapore Armed Forces Fitness Advisory Board.