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Department of Parasitology

Dr. Amirah Amir
Position: Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:

Parasitology (Malaria; non-human primate malaria; malaria culture & invasion assay; Anopheles colonization, artificial mating and infection; Medical parasitology)

Dr. Cheong Fei Wen
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Phenotypic and genotypic measures on Plasmodium resistance against anti-malarials
  • Immunogenicity profiling of potential malarial vaccine candidates
  • Genome engineering in knowlesi using CRISPR-Cas9 system
Dr. Noraishah Mydin Abd Aziz
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Molecular and Structural Biology (Arthropods Of Medical Importance And Potential Medical Importance (Mosquitoes, Spiders & Ectoparasites))
  • Traditional Medicine and Natural Products (Safety On First Trimester Fetuses And Immediate Postnatal Effects (Mouse Model))

  • Central Nervous System (Neural Tube Defect (Developmental Neurobiology))
Dr. Romano Ngui
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Geographical Information System (Gis) (Spatio-Temporal Analysis)
  • Parasitology (Molecular Epidemiology )
  • Parasitology (Helminthology and Protozoology)
Dr. Tan Tian Chye
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:

Parasitology (PCR ; genotyping; phylogenetic)

Dr. Wahib Mohammed M. Atroosh
Position: Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • In vivo antimalarial drugs efficacy trial
  • Molecular markers of antimalarial drug resistance
  • Genetic diversity of falciparum isolates
Dr. Wan Yusoff Wan Sulaiman
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Medical Entomology
  • Forensic Entomology
Dr. Zurainee Mohamed Nor
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Plant Extract (anti-malaria, anti-filaria)
  • Entomology (mosquito)
  • Parasitology (Filariasis, toxoplasmosis, malaria, blastocystis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis)
  • Drinking Water Quality (Giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis)
  • KAP study
Professor Datin Dr. Indra Vythilingam
Position: Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • New paradigm for the surveillance of dengue vectors
  • Bionomics of the Anopheles vectors with special reference to simian malaria parasites
  • Dynamics of Wolbachia in mosquitoes
Professor Dr. Fong Mun Yik
Position: Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Parasitology (Genetic diversity and molecular epidemiology of malaria parasites Plasmodium knowlesi and Plasmodium vivax)
  • Parasitology (Molecular characterisation of ligand-receptor interaction in Plasmodium knowlesi invasion of human erythrocytes)