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Department of Molecular Medicine

Dr. Andrew Chan Mun Chiang
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Selective inhibition of proteins within the hypoxia signaling pathway using chemical probes
  • Functional and mechanistic studies of the hypoxia signaling pathway
  • Molecular understanding of the role of hypoxia in human diseases
Dr. Azlina Abdul Aziz
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • To analyse phytochemicals in natural products of Malaysian origin.
  • To isolate and identify bioactive compounds with antioxidant activities.
  • To investigate the mechanism of how these bioactive compounds protect against oxidative damage and mediate disease development, using in vitro and in vivo
Dr. Fung Shin Yee
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Biomedical studies of traditional medicine and natural ¬≠products (medicinal mushroom)
  • Safety assessment of medicinal mushrooms
  • Bioactive components from medicinal mushrooms for drugs discovery
Dr. Jaime Jacqueline Jayapalan
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Application of proteomics technologies in cancer and/or disease biomarker discovery.
  • Application of lectins as an effective tool for screening of potential cancer biomarkers.
  • Molecular understanding of the perturbed biological processes that orchestrate the onset and progression of cancer/ human diseases.
Dr. Jayakumar Rajajeswaran
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Toxicogenomics
  • Phytochemistry
  • Nutrigenomics
Dr. Johari Mohamad Ali
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Identification of the genetic basis of endocrine disorders.
  • In silico and in vitro functional analysis of mutant proteins underlying endocrine disorders.
  • Identification bioactive plant extracts through bioactivity directed assays.
  • Isolation and bioactivity characterisation of plant phytochemicals with significant medicinal values.
Dr. Kong Kin Weng
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Characterisation of phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables.
  • Unveiling the health benefits of underutilised crops for human well-being.
  • Conducting cell- and non-cell-based approaches in measuring the biological activities of the phytochemicals.
  • Employing molecular approaches to study the medicinal or functional aspect of plant products.
  • Exploiting the potential use of food processing by-products as ingredients of functional foods.
Dr. Muhammad Fazril Mohamad Razif
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Biomedical studies of traditional medicine and natural ¬≠products (medicinal mushroom)
  • Safety assessment of medicinal mushrooms
  • Bioactive components from medicinal mushrooms for drugs discovery
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Dr. Nurshamimi Nor Rashid
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Fundamental and antiviral development studies on human papillomavirus, Zika virus and Dengue virus
  • Antiproliferative agents against colorectal cancer
Dr. Puteri Shafinaz Akmar Abdul Rahman
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Characterisation of serum glycoproteins using lectins and mass spectrometry-based analyses to identify tumour-associated carbohydrate antigens which could be developed as potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers.
  • Proteomic profiling milk fat globule associated protein/glycoproteins across animal species as well as metabolomics profiling of human milk.
  • Application of proteomic technologies in studies of herbal plants and natural products.