NeuroBiology & Genetics Group

"To educate and inspire through discoveries"


6 April 2021

Push for gender balance goes on“. In conjunction with Minggu Sains Negara 2021, Pike-See Cheah was invited as one of the speakers at the  Women in Zcience (WIZ) 2021: Choose to Challenge programme. Check out for her talk entitled: “Me, My Brain and I” at 1:37:13 to 1:50:00 by clicking here.

10 December 2020

Congratulations to Michael Ling for being awarded the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Return Home Fellowship 2021 with EUR20,000 career advancement grant to kickstart preliminary research on cerebral organoids. [Read more]

20 November 2020

Pike-See Cheah (AAV-mediated gene therapy for TSC) & Michael Ling (REST-less in AD’s models) presented in the PGM Seminar 2020 as invited speakers. Click here to watch the recorded seminar.

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]


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 accepting interns for 2022. Please contact wither one of the principle investigators directly or via this EMAIL.



NeuroBiology & Genetics Group (NBGG)

Level 6, Laboratory Block B,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel : +603-9769 2564
Email: Click here

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