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Department of Pharmacology

Dr. Ajantha Sinniah
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Establishment of the chemoresistant colorectal cancer stem cell model.
  • Molecular understanding of the role of Annexin A1 in colorectal cancer stem cells in the apoptosis- autophagy switch.
  • Mechanistic studies of the chemoresistant colorectal cancer stem cells signaling pathway via the modulation of Annexin A1.
Dr. Dharmani Devi A/P Murugan
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Vascular Pharmacology – Metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and oxidative stress
  • Natural Product and Drug Discovery for metabolic diseases
  • Cellular and molecular mechanism of Drug action
Dr. Elsa Haniffah Mejia Mohamed
Position: Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Understanding mutational landscape of AML, particularly in the Malaysian population
  • Elucidating viable biomarkers novel targets for AML treatment, prognosis and diagnosis
  • To develop a comprehensive program for learning and assessment of prescribing
Dr. Ivy Chung
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Role of tumor microenvironment in cancer survival, motility, stemness and drug resistance
  • Intercellular signaling occurring between different cell types in the pathogenesis of diseases.
  • The link of metabolic reprogramming in non-communicable diseases to oncogenesis
Dr. Kiew Lik Voon
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Development of efficacious passive/active targeting nanotherapeutics / nano-drug-delivery systems for the treatment of cancer, renal diseases and other disorders
  • Real-time detection/monitoring of cardiovascular nanotoxicity via radio-telemetry-based techniques.
Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Mahdi Alshawsh
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Pharmacological studies of polyphenol and natural products
  • Mechanistic studies to unravel the underlying molecular mechanism of action
  • Toxicology studies of natural products
Dr. Shamsul Mohd Zain
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Molecular interactions in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Genetic mutations in NAFLD
  • Pharmacogenomics of Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Meta-analysis involving population genetics
Dr. Sharifah Zamiah Syed Abdul Kadir
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Functional and mechanistic investigation of microvascular dysfunction
  • Pharmacological compound/drug test on metabolic diseases model
  • The implication of medical marijuana on cardiovascular health
  • Translational research (bench to bedside) on tested preclinical active compounds.
Dr. Tan Choo Hock
Position: Senior Lecturer
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Venom and antivenom protein characterization
  • Proteomics and transcriptomics
  • Medical pharmacology and toxicology
Dr. Wong Pooi Fong
Position: Associate Professor
Main Research Interest / Goals:
  • Molecular mechanism of senescence and aging
  • The role of metabolic dysfunctions, endoplasmic reticulum stress and senescence in osteoarthritis and other aging-related diseases (ARDs)
  • Development of miRNA-based targeted therapy and diagnostics
  • Development of naturally-derived therapeutics against ARDs and cancer