NeuroBiology & Genetics Group

"To educate and inspire through discoveries"


1 March 2020

Pike-See Cheah (with the mentors – Xandra Breakefield,  Casey Maguire, and colleague, Shilpa Prabhakar, MGH and Harvard medical School) was featured in News & Highlights of CDMRP, USA. [Read more]

11 November 2019

‘Translational research in field of neuroscience need of the hour’

Pike-See Cheah, was invited as the guest of honour at the inauguration of the “4th IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Associate School on Translational Neuroscience”, November 2020.  [Read more]

21 September 2019

Pike-See Cheah was appointed the Chief Judge of the International Brain Bee World Championship 2019, Daegu, South Korea, in conjunction with the World Congress of Neuroscience 2019. [Read more]

29 January 2019

Neurons in blue and turquoise stand out against neurons in pink and green

The cover image of Cell Reports for 2019 vol 26 no 5 was taken by Michael Ling & Katharina Meyer in the paper describing “REST and Neural Gene Network Dysregulation in iPSC Models of Alzheimer’s Disease”.  [Read more]


NeuroBiology & Genetics Group or better known as NBGG is co-led by Associate Professor Pike-See Cheah (up) from the Department of Human Anatomy and Associate Professor Michael KH Ling (down) from the Medical Genetics Unit of Department of Biomedical Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia. The group is interested in deciphering the genetic components that regulate the molecular networks underlying the development of the mammalian brain. [Read more]


The group is currently focused on the following research activities:

  • Characterisation of novel microRNAs involved in embryogenesis.
  • Transcriptomic and functional analyses of the brain and the muscle of a mouse model for Down syndrome.
  • Molecular screening of nucleic acid aberrations in selected neurological disorders.

Browse our research tab to know more about NBGG research in UPM.


NBGG is currently halting all the following training/workshop-on-demand:

  • Mouse brain dissection
  • Tissue processing and preparation
  • RNA extraction
  • RNA purity & integrity analysis
  • cDNA synthesis
  • qPCR assay development, validation and analysis

Please contact us for more information. We are currently not accepting any interns until 2021. Sorry for any inconveniences that may have caused you.



NeuroBiology & Genetics Group (NBGG)

Genetics & Regenerative Medicine Research Centre (ReGen)
Level 6, Laboratory Block B,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel : +603-8947 2564 / Fax: +603-8947 2646
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