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Patrick J. (Pat) Casey, PhD, is the senior vice dean of research at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and also James B. Duke Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University. 

Casey received his PhD in biochemistry from Brandeis University in 1986 and did postdoctoral work at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He joined Duke as an assistant professor in 1990. 

A recognized authority in the fields of lipid modifications of proteins and in G protein signaling, Casey has received several awards for his work, including the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association in 1992 and the Amgen Award from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2000. 

He was the founding director of the Duke Center for Chemical Biology -- an organization of Duke scientists dedicated to research and training in the application of fundamental chemical principles to the study of biology and the basis of disease and therapies.  

Casey relocated with his family, including his wife and scientific collaborator Mei Wang, MD, PhD, to Singapore in 2005 to spearhead the development of research programs at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.