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No. Title Name Department/Unit PhD thesis title Area of expertise Current Research
1 DR. Mohd ZarawiMat Nor Medical Education SUPERVISION IN COUNSELLING MENTAL HEALTH,EDUCATION RESILIENCE MODEL FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
2 Dr. Nur Hartini Mohd Taib Radiology Quantitative analysis of brain white matter using diffusion tensor imaging Medical physics 1) Radiological physics and instrumentation
2) Medical image analysis and quantification (MRI, ultrasound)
3) Bioelectromagnetics
3 Dr Agustine Nengsih Fauzi chemical pathology Modulation of tamoxifen effects on ER alpha-positive and ER alpha-negative breast cancer cells by tualang honey 1. cancer biology,
2. glucose metabolism
3. breast cancer
4. natural product
Glucose metabolism in breast cancer
4 Dr Md Asiful Islam Department of Haematology Elucidation of Clinical and Laboratory Features, Comorbidity Risks, Treatment Options and Molecular Pathophysiology of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) Patients Meta-analysis, Systematic Review, Autoimmunity, Autoimmune Diseases, Thrombosis, Genetics 1. Efficacy and safety of mesenchymal stem cell therapy in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
2. Analysis of mutation and methylation pattern of toll-like receptor (TLR) and JAK/STAT downstream signalling in BCR-ABL negative myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN).
3. Clinical characteristic and its association with driver gene mutations (JAK-2, CALR, MPL )In Myeloproliferative Neoplasm
5 Dr Nurul Syazana Mohamad Shah Reconstructive Science Unit GENOME-WIDE LINKAGE, EPIGENETIC AND FUNCTIONAL ROLE OF GROWTH FACTORS AND SIGNALLING MOLECULES IN OROFACIAL CLEFT FORMATION AMONG MALAYS   Cell, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology  1. Molecular Biology
2. Histopathology
6 Dr Anis Kausar Ghazali Biostatistics and Research Methodology Modelling of Survival and Incidence for Colorectal Cancer in Malaysia Medical Statistics, Epidemiology, Survival Analysis, Spatial Survival Modelling Incidence Trend for Colorectal Cancer Among Young Adult Population In Malaysia
7 Dr Mohd Harizal Bin Senik @ Nawi Neurosciences The Effect of Pharmacologically-Induced Epileptiform-Like Activity on Inter-Hemispheric Hippocampal Functional Connectivity in the Anaesthetised Rats 1. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - Neuro-electrophysiology (extracellular, intracellular and local field potential recording) and animal behaviour.
2. CELLULAR NERVOUS SYSTEM - neuron cell culture
3. Epilepsy 
Neuro-electrophysiology
8 Assoc. Prof. Dr Rohana Abdul Jalil Department ofCommunity Medicine Weight loss intervention program and quality of life ( Theses in year 2003) Community Nutrition Dietary intervention/ obesity / food insecurity//carbohydrate quality
9 Dr Ainul Bahiyah Abu Bakar Physiology In vitro and in vivo developmental competence of intact, in vitro-derived and cryopreserved murine embryos Reproductive physiology Effect of propolis on reproductive system in high fat diet induced male rats
10 DR Che  Aishah Nazariah Ismail  Physiology CHANGES OF DREAM AND BDNF PROTEINS EXPRESSIONS, PRO-INFLAMMATORY AND OXIDATIVE STRESS LEVELS IN SPINAL CORD OF STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED PAINFUL DIABETIC NEUROPATHY RATS UPON MINOCYCLINE AND IFENPRODIL TREATMENTS Neurophysiology, pain physiology, neuroimmunology and natural products 1. pathogenesis of pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis in rat model
2. glia-neuronal pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy (painful and painless variants)
11 Dr Rohimah Mohamud Immunology Investigating the regulatory T cells in allegic airway inflammation mouse model Flow cytometry, ELISA, Flow cytomix  multiplex, cell culture, animal model, cellular Immunology, molecular Immunology, meta analysis and systemic review, PCR, community work,  video editing Colon cancer, breast cancer, covid-19, asthma, nanomedicine, allergic rhinitis, TB
12 Dr Siti Safiah Mokhtar PHARMACOLOGY Involvement of nitric oxide, prostacyclin and endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization in dilatation of subcutaneous arteries of diabetic patients and rats 1) Animal model of diabetes 2) vascular function 3) wire myograph 4) organ bath 5) western blot 6) endothelial function 1) roles of natural products in endothelial and smooth muscle function in rats aorta
2) mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in aorta of diabetic rats
3) roles of gut microbiota on vascular function in obesity
4) endoplasmic reticulum stress and its mechanism to vascular function in diabetes
13 Dr. Shazana Hilda Shamsuddin Department of Pathology, PPSP Biosensors for detection of colorectal cancer Biosensors and Bionanotechnology
Molecular Pathology
1. Development of Aptasensor for honey quality detection
2. Generation of Aptamer targeting HPV genotype
3. Development of biosensors for cervical cancer detection
14 Dr Azalina Binti Zainuddin Chemical Pathology Determination of Anti-ageing Mechanisms of Gamma-Tocotrienol by Silencing RNA of p16INK4a, Gene Expression Analysis and Cell Cycle Regulation Ageing, Cellular and Molecular Biology Alzheimer’s disease and Natural products
15 Dr.  Hafidah Umar Department of Neurosciences  An experimental investigation of modality effect: Evidence from eye-tracking data  Cognitive Psychology (Attention, Perception, Memory, Imagery), Eye-tracking Oculomotor behavior of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient 
16 Dr Norzila Ismail Pharmacology Apoptosis induction and natural killer cell activation by Brucea javanica  Apoptosis & natural product Apotosis induction and natural killer cell activation by edible plants; metabolomics study of cancer cells treated with edible plant extracts
17 Dr. Mohamed Faiz Mohamed Mustafar Department of Neurosciences  Unveiling unique visual perception characteristics of different animal species: behavioural and electrophysiological studies Comparative neuroscience, visual perception, learning, behavioural neuroscience, eye tracking, mental health  Mild TBI patient and cognitive function  , balanced training and cognitive functions, schizotypy and handedness
18 Dr Muhamad Syahrul Fitri bin Zawawi Orthopaedic Targeting NF-κB and NFATc1 signalling to inhibit bone resorption in peri-prosthetic osteolysis Bone Pathology NFATc1 expression in Osteosarcoma, Giant Cell Tumor of Bone...
19 Dr Tang Suk Peng Pharmacology Effects of Tualang honey on paraquat intoxication in rats Toxicology, pharmacology, natural products Effect of chronic paraquat exposures on gut function, effect of Tualang honey on kainic-acid induced locomotor behaviour and changes in cerebellum of rat
20 Dr Marahaini Musa Human Genome Centre, PPSP The interactions between myofibroblasts and colorectal cancer epithelial cell lines Oncology, Tumour microenvironment  Tumour microenvironment, Biomarker
21 Dr Nur Azida Mohd Nasir Reconstructive Sciences Unit The role of nerve growth factor in epidermal wound repair in a human skin ex vivo model 1. Wound healing & repair
2. Ex vivo organ culture
3. Cell culture
4. Tissue engineering
Isolation, verification and quantification of ADSCs from lipoaspirates towards clinical used.
22 Dr. Khairunnuur Fairuz bt Azman Fisiologi Effects of Tualang honey on memory performance, depressive-like behaviour, histological and biochemical changes in young and old male rats exposed to loud noise stress 1. Ageing
2. Behavioural neuroscience
3. Stress physiology
4. Traditional medicine and natural product
1. Effects of goat milk on memory performance in ageing-induced rats.
2. Role of glial cells in LPS-induced cognitive impaired rats.
23 Dr Ahmad Tarmizi Che Has Neuroscience, PPSP Identification and Characterization of the Novel GABAA Receptors by Zolpidem Electrophysiology, Neuro Pharmaceutical, Cellular Neuroscience Ligand Gated Ion Channels & Ion Transporters on Neuronal Cells
24 Dr Tuan Noorkorina Tuan Kub Medical Microbiology & Parasitology The use of Andrographis paniculata (Hempedu Bumi) extract as antifungal agent against superficial infection Antimicrobial of natural product Cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activity of Andrographis paniculata herbal mouthwash formulation
25 Dr Ruzilawati Abu Bakar Pharmacology Population pharmacokinetics of repaglinide and genetic polymorphism of CYP3A4 1) pharmacogenetics
2) drug analysis
3) pharmacokinetics
1) genetic polymorphism of Hep C in drug abusers
2) pharmacokinetics of colistin
3) pharmacokinetics of roselle
4) HPLC of amphetamine
26 Assoc. Prof. Wong Kah Keng Department of Immunology Validation of Lymphoma-Associated Antigens Identified Using Autoantibody Profiling and Protein Arrays Immunopathology; Tumour Immunology Immunopathology; Tumour Immunology
27 Assoc. Prof. Muhammad Farid Johan Haematology The pathogenesis of Core Binding Factors in Acute and Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders 1. Molecular & Genetics Medicine
2. Molecular Haematology
3. Molecular Biology
1. Genetics & Epigenetics
2. Leukaemia & Myeloma
3. Thalassaemia
28 Dr Surianti Sukeri Dept of Community Medicine Economic and social impact of ischaemic heart disease in Malaysia Health financing; health economics; quality in healthcare; qualitative research Economic burden of food poisoning; casemix system in Malaysia; private health insurance in Malaysia
29 dr mohd shaharudin shah che hamzah emergency medicine  disaster and terrorism Pre Hopital care / disaster management  develop app for volunteerism in covid 19 or pandemic and crisis JV with UNISEL
30 Dr Mohd Nor Azim Ab Patar Neuroscience Ex vivo slice culture model of rat spinal cord injury as a platform for testing proposed treatment strategies Animal model of spinal cord injury, alternative models for neurological diseases, gene and cell therapy for neurological diseases, stem cell biology induced pluripotent stem cells for neurological diseases, alternative models for neurological disease, bio-banking
31 Dr Mohd nasir che mohd yusoff Neuroscience Breast cancer psychosocial in patient and spouse Health psychology, social neuroscience Moral identity and risk taking behaviour in youth
32 DR Kueh Yee Cheng Biostatistics & Research Methodology Unit Modeling knowledge, attitudes, self-management and quality of life in type 2 diabetes mellitus Medical statistics Statistical modeling,
Psychometric validation,
Health and physical activity
33 Assoc. Prof. Rafidah Hanim Shueb Microbiology and Parasitology Contribution of different components of innate and adaptive immunity to severity of flavivirus-induced encephalitis in susceptible and resistant hosts 1. Virology
2. Epidemiology of viral diseases
3. Antiviral research from natural products
4. Diagnostics (biosensor, microfluidic)
1. Hepatitis C epidemiology
2. Anti-dengue and chikungunya activities from natural products
3. Biosensor/microfluidic development for dengue detection
4. Role of adaptive immunity on pathogenesis of EBV associated nasopharyngal cancer 
34 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kirnpal Kaur Banga Singh Microbiology & Parasitology Molecular characterization and production of a specific recombinant protein of Shigella flexneri: Towards development of a rapid immunochromatography diagnostic test for dysentery Molecular Diagnostics in Infectious Diseases, Biomarkers discovery, Heat-shock Proteins, Recombinant Technology, Antibacterial Activities of Natural Products Molecular Diagnostics in Infectious Diseases, Biomarkers discovery, Antibacterial Activities of Natural Products
35 Dr Nur Arnida Mohd Safuwan Dept. of Chemical Pathology Cell Cycle Regulation Changes in Drug-Resistant Cancers cancer biology, molecular biology, drug-resistant mechanisms in cancers, cancer epigenetics, ovarian cancer Natural products in animal & cancer cell line models
36 Dr Ramlah Binti Kadir Immunology Proteoliposomes from Mycobacterium bovis BCG and Mycobacterium smegmatis as a new vaccine candidates against tuberculosis Cellular & molecular biology, vaccine, liposomes Uptake of natural liposomes derived from Mycobacterium smegmatis as a lipid pased vaccine by dendritic cells of human peripheral blood monocytes of healthy & TB individuals
37 Dr Marahaini Musa Human Genome Centre, PPSP The interactions between myofibroblasts and colorectal cancer epithelial cell lines Oncology, Tumour microenvironment  Tumour microenvironment, Biomarker
38 DR WAN RATMAAZILA WAN MAKHTAR RECONSTRUCTIVE SCIENCES UNIT THE EXPRESSION OF AN EMT REGULATOR ZEB2 IS CONTROLLED BY A NEW STABILIZATION MOTIF EPITHELIAL-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION, WOUND HEALING AND NATURAL COMPOUNDS ROLE OF miR-146b IN FIBROBLAST MIGRATION AND PROLIFERATION DURING DIABETIC WOUND HEALING
39 Dr Azalina Binti Zainuddin Chemical Pathology Determination of Anti-ageing Mechanisms of Gamma-Tocotrienol by Silencing RNA of p16INK4a, Gene Expression Analysis and Cell Cycle Regulation Ageing, Cellular and Molecular Biology Alzheimer’s disease and Natural products
40 Dr Kuay Hue San Department of Psychiatry  Understanding adolescents’ aggression towards parents: A study on the role of callous-unemotional traits in predicting aggression.  Developmental psychology, forensic psychology, violence and aggression.  Psychophysiology of aggression, psychopathy, and antisocial behaviour among secondary school students in Kelantan, Malaysia. 
41 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sarina Sulong Human Genome Centre  Determination of allelic imbalance in childhood lymphoblastic leukaemia  human/medical/Cancer genetics  molecular studies on telomerare and telomere regulation, microsatellite instability in cancer, gene methylation studies in cancer, genetics in hematological cancer and solid tumours, microarray
42 Dr Tengku Ahmad Damitri Al-Astani B Tengku Din Chemical Pathology The study of apoptosis mechanism on  in vivo & in vitro study of breast cancer model Molecular pathology/histology/in vivo & in vitro  Breast cancer 
43 Assoc. Prof. Chan Yean Yean Medical Microbiology & Parasitology Development of a DNA-based molecular method for the rapid detection of Enterococcus species and antimicrobial resistance genotypes    Molecular Microbiology Molecular Microbiology, Biosensor, Microbiology & Immunology
44 Dr Farizan Ahmad Department of Neurosciences Animal models for anti-angiogenic therapy of malignant glioma  Neurosciences, molecular genetics & brain tumors Brain tumors & molecular genetics
45 Dr. Mohamed Faiz Mohamed Mustafar  Neurosciences Unveiling unique visual perceptual characteristics of different animal species: behavioral and electrophysiological studies Visual perception, comparative neuroscience, learning, mental health, psychology, eye tracking Cognitive function in patient with mild traumatic brain injury
46 Dr Siti Norasikin Mohd Nafi Pathology The role of HER4 in relation to HER2 positive breast cancer Biomarker discovery The role of cholesterol synthesis biomarker in breast tumour progression.
47 Dr Aidy irman yajid Patology Regulation of E-cadherin by HPV16 E6 Molecular biology, virology  molecular diagnostic for cancer
48 Assoc. Prof. Abdul Aziz Mohammed Yusoff Neurosciences Identification of the human mitochondrial valyl-tRNA synthetase and demonstration of its role in suppressing a pathogenic mutation in the cognate mitochondrial tRNAval Molecular & cellular biology, cancer genetics, mitochondrial genetic & biogenesis  Mitochondrial dysfunction in human disease & cancer
49 Assoc. Prof. Azizah Othman  Pediatrics  The effects of psycho-educational program on parents of children with cancer  Clinical psychology, pediatric psychology  Positive psychological intervention and general well-being 
50 DR  Surini Yusoff  Paediatrics A POLYMORPHIC MUTATION, c.-3279T>G, IN THE UGT1A1 PROMOTER IS A RISK FACTOR FOR NEONATAL JAUNDICE IN THE MALAY POPULATION HUMAN GENETICS, MOLECULAR GENETICS, POPULATION GENETICS RARE DISEASE, NEONATAL JAUNDICE, OBESITY
51 Dr. Norhanani Mohd Redzwan Immunology The role of IL-27 in normal and autoimmune antibody responses Cells and immune function in normal and autoimmune/infectious diseases, animal study in autoimmune/infectious disease Elucidating the role of DC and B cells in IMQ-induced psoriosis-like mouse model
52 DR mohd shaharudin shah che hamzah emergency medicine department  terrorism from Malaysian preceptive  Pre Hospital Care, disaster management  developing app for volunteerism in disaster-pending
53 Dr. Mohd Zulkifli Mustafa Department of Neuroscience, PPSP In vitro & In vivo study of Newcastle Disease Virus against Human Glioma Multiforme Neuroscience and Meliponiculture Animal behaviour and honey effects on brain
54 Dr.  Sabarisah Hashim Neuroscience Factors Affecting Early and Long Term Adaptation among Post Primary Intracerebral Haemorrhage Patients Stroke Cognitive impairment post stroke and the use of Trigona Honey to Halt the progression of cognitive impairment and dementia
55 Dr Ahmad Aizat Abdul Aziz Human Genome Centre Genetic Determinants of Chemotherapy Response in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients 1. Cancer genetics
2. Molecular genetics (SNPs, mRNA,mIRNA, etc)
1. Association of drug transporter genes and its association with triple negative Breast cancer susceptibility risk
56 Dr Aidy irman yajid Patology Regulation of E-cadherin by HPV16 E6 Molecular biology, virology  molecular diagnostic for cancer

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