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Department of Medical Microbiology

Dr. Anis Rageh Mohammed Al-Maleki
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • To assess the diversity and richness of oral microbiota communities among samples.
  • To investigate the interaction between oral microbiota and diseases.
  • To investigate the microbiome shift associated with periodontal disease in diabetics.
  • To investigate the metabolic alteration causes an elevation the inflammatory pathways.
Dr. Chan Yoke Fun
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Molecular epidemiology of viral infections
  • Pathogenesis of virus infections
  • Virus-host interactions
  • Therapeutics and interventions
Dr. Chandramathi D/O Samudi @ Raju
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Association of intestinal microorganisms with colorectal cancer
  • Immunopathogenesis of viruses(dengue, zika), bacteria ( pneumoniae) and intestinal parasite (Blastocystis sp.)
  • WNT pathway regulation in inflammatory diseases induced by infection
Dr. Chang Li Yen
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Pathogenesis of Nipah virus and characterization of host cellular responses during viral infection
  • Epidemiology and mechanism of transmission of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  • Development of candidate vaccine for viral diseases
Dr. Chua Chong Long
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Human antibody responses to chikungunya virus infection
  • Innate immune responses to chikungunya virus infection in primary human macrophages
  • Vector competency of Aedes albopictus to chikungunya virus
Dr. Cindy Teh Shuan Ju
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Molecular Surveillance and Epidemiology of Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (ESKAPEEN)
  • Resistance Mechanisms, Survival and Clinical Outcomes of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Clinical and Molecular Parameters of Multidrug Resistant Gram-negative Bacilli in the Microflora
  • Regional Genomic and Phenomic Database for Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates for Research and Clinical Impact
Dr. Hassan Mahmood Jindal
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Designing antimicrobial peptides and artificial lysins against multidrug resistant bacteria.
  • Antibacterial activity of natural and synthetic compounds.
  • Serotyping and antibiotic sensitivity profiling of bacterial isolates.
Dr. Kumutha Malar Vellasamy
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Understanding the mechanism of Burkholderia pseudomallei persistance
  • Investigate the pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance mechanisms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Molecular characterisation and virulence profiling of UPEC associated with complicated urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Antimicrobial properties and of biocompatibility various natural and synthetic compounds
  • Antimicrobial anticancer properties of various natural and synthetic compounds
  • Bacteriophage
Dr. Ngoi Soo Tein
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Molecular characterization of drug-resistant and/or virulent bacteria.
  • Functional and comparative genomic analyses of bacteria.
  • Development of higher resolution molecular tools for detection of drug-resistant bacteria.
Dr. Nurhafiza Zainal
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • The role of HMGB1 in the antiviral response of resveratrol against flavivirus infection
  • The role of IgE responses in the pathogenesis of arthropod-borne diseases
  • The importance of genetic variation in the human immune system against virus infection