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Department of Biomedical Science

Dr. Anwar Norazit
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Understanding the role of neurotrophic factors in the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Understanding the role of synuclein proteins in the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease
  • The use of natural and synthesized products as a neuroprotective or neurorescue agent in Parkinson’s disease

 

 

Dr. Azlina Ahmad Annuar
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Determining the genetic causes of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron degeneration, inherited peripheral neuropathies, neural tube defects
  • Synapse formation, navigation and spatial memory

 

Dr. Bavani Arumugam
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Analysis of chemical modification and its effects on the stability and antihyperglycemic properties of peptide/protein drugs
  • Evaluation of stability, physicochemical and antihyperglycemic properties of various flavonoids and its derivatives
  • Discovery of natural product and bioactive components as novel therapy for diabetes
Dr. Chai Hwa Chia
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Identification of the SLE susceptibility genes in the Malaysians.
  • Study of interactions between proteins or products of SLE susceptibility genes.
  • Discovery of peptides or compounds that inhibit the binding of autoantibodies to self-antigens.
  • Development of rapid and portable detection method for human Plasmodium spp.
Dr. Kamariah Ibrahim
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Identification of significant long non-coding RNA master regulators in cancers using bioinformatics approach
  • Performing molecular and functional studies to understand role of long non-coding RNA in cancer pathways
Dr. Kee Boon Pin
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Genetic association of clinical diseases (Crohn’s disease, cardiomyopathy)
  • Mutation discovery of rare diseases
  • Genetic relationship and differentiation of human population (Sabahan indigenous)
Dr. Kien Chai Ong
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Development of viral detection reagents.
  • Pathogenesis studies of virus infection.

 

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Dr. Looi Mee Lee
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Biomarkers discovery by proteomics approach
  • Molecular mechanisms of diseases and drug action focus on cell signaling pathways
Dr. Nur’ain Salehen
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Drug discovery and antimicrobial agents

 

Dr. Puah Suat Moi
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Characterization of virulence factors in saprophytes
  • Understanding the mechanism of bacterial biofilms
  • Molecular detection of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance