NeuroBiology & Genetics Group

"To educate and inspire through discoveries"

PAST MEMBERS OF NBGG

PHD GRADUATES

Han-Chung Lee
Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience)
(MyBrain)
(2013-2018)

Supervisors: Michael KH Ling, Norshariza Nordin & Sharmili Vidyadaran

Research title: “In utero characterization of neurogenesis in Ts1Cje mouse model for Down syndrome”

Last known position: Diagnostic Laboratory Analyst

Shahidee Zainal Abidin
Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience)
(MyBrain)
(2014-2019)

Supervisors: Michael KH Ling, Norshariza Nordin & Syahrilnizam Abdullah

Research title: “Establishment and characterization of an in vitro system with stable and regulatable miR3099 gene expression to study murine neurogenesis”

Last known position: Senior Lecturer, UMT.

Kai-Leng Tan
Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience)
(MyBrain)
(2012-2016)

Supervisors: Pike-See Cheah, Sharmili Vidyadaran & Lai Mei I

Thesis title: “The identification of disrupted molecular networks involved in brain maturation and function in the Ts1Cje mouse model of Down syndrome”

Last known position: 
Lecturer

Usman Bala
Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience)
(SGRA)
(2013-2016)

Supervisors: Pike-See Cheah, Mei-I Lai & Fauziah Othman

Thesis title: “Identification of molecular mechanism responsible for hypotonia in adult Ts1Cje mouse model of Down syndrome”

Last known position: Head of Department of Human Anatomy, Gombe State University, Nigeria

MSC GRADUATES

Hamizun bin Hamzah
Master of Science (Neuroscience)
(JPA)
(2015-2019)

Supervisors: Michael KH Ling, Norshariza Nordin & Maizaton Atmadini Abdullah

Research title: “Evaluation of Ruxolitinib as a supplement for neurogenesis enhancement in the brain of Ts1Cje mouse model for Down syndrome”

Last known position: Malaysian Government Officer

Eryse Seth
Master of Science (Neuroscience)
(MyBrain/GRF)
(2016-2019)

Supervisors: Cheah Pike See & Cheah Yoke Kqueen

Research title: “Metabolic profiling of neurospheres derived from E15.5 cerebral cortex of Ts1Cje mouse model for Down syndrome”

Last known position: N/A

Hadri Hadi Bin Md Yusof
Master of Science (Neuroscience)
(SGRA)
(2013-2017)

Supervisor: Michael KH Ling & De Ming Chau

Thesis title: “Gamma-secretase activity in the brain of Ts1Cje mouse model for Down syndrome”

Last known position: Lecturer, IUMW.

Asraa Faris
Master of Science (Genetics)
(2016-2018)

Supervisors: Michael KH Ling, Abhi Veerakumarasivam & Rozita Rosli

Research title: “The screening of BDNF single nucleotide polymorphisms and the BDNF level of Malaysian diagnosed with major depressive disorder”

Last known position: PhD candidate at Sunway University, Malaysia.

Melody Pui-Yee Leong
Master of Science (Genetics)
(MyBrain/SGRA)
(2014-2017)

Supervisors: Michael KH Ling & Rozita Rosli

Research title: “Transcriptomic profiling of adult skeletal muscle in Ts1Cje mouse model for Down syndrome”

Last known position: PhD candidate at University of Melbourne, Australia.

Chai-Ling Lim
Master of Science (Neuroscience)
(MyBrain/GRF)
(2014-2017)

Supervisors: Pike-See Cheah, Rajesh Ramasamy & Johnson Stanslas

Research title: “Metabolic and functional characterisation of adult skeletal muscle in Down syndrome mouse model: insights into the muscle weakness seen in human condition”

Last known position: PhD candidate

Ameerah Jaafar
Master of Science (Genetics)
(MyBrain/GRF)
(2012-2015)

Supervisors: Feizel Alsiddiq & Michael KH Ling

Thesis title: “Screening of Arx, Cdkl5 and Stxbp1 gene mutations in Malaysian paediatric patients with early-onset epileptic encephalopathy by HRM technique”

Last known position: PhD candidate in UiTM / Business Owner

Angeline Jia-Wen Leong
Master of Science (Neuroscience)
(MyBrain/GRF)
(2012-2016)

Supervisors: Pike-See Cheah & Syahrilnizam Abdullah

Thesis title: “Molecular characterisation of novel miRNAs in the developing mouse brain”

Last known position: PhD candidate at University of Newcastle, Australia.

FYP STUDENTS

Lim Shi En
FYP Student, Biomedical Science Programme, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2022 – 2023)

Research title: Evaluation Of Motor Skills And Neurobehavioural Changes In Adult Mice After Prenatal Ruxolitinib Treatment

Supervisors: AP Dr. Michael Ling, Pike-See Cheah

Nurul Syahirah binti Mazhar
FYP Student, Biomedical Science Programme, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2022 – 2023)

Research title: The Role Of Ruxolitinib In Astrogenesis Via Modulation Of The Jak/Stat Signaling Pathway In The Newborn Mouse Brain

Supervisors: AP Dr. Michael Ling, Pike-See Cheah

Lim Chong Teik
FYP Student, Biomedical Science Programme,Universiti Putra Malaysia
(2021 – 2022)

Research title: Spatiotemporal Analysis Of Rest Expression In The Brain Of Ts1cje Mouse Model Of Down Syndrome

Supervisors: AP Drs. Michael Ling & Pike See Cheah

Crystal Arthini Arrumugam
FYP Student, Biomedical Science Programme,Universiti Putra Malaysia
(2021 – 2022)

Research title: Construction And Validation Of Mammalian Expression Vector For Human Rest Coding Sequence

Supervisors: AP Drs. Michael Ling & Pike See Cheah

INTERNS

Alex Lee Xuen
A-Level intern
(2012-2013)

Chai-Ling Lim
IMU
(March-May 2013)

Ashwinder Kaur
IMU
(March-May 2013)

Jia-Wen See
IMU
(March-May 2013)

Felix Thomas 
IMU
(March-May 2014)

Hadri Hadi bin Yusof
IMU
(March-May 2014)

Esad Eseoglu
Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey
(June-August 2014)

Marzieh Mahmoudi
Universiti Malaya
(June-August 2015)

Siti Aqilah Adbul Khair
Universiti Malaya
(June-August 2015)

Mohamad Shafiz bin Abdul Jalil
Universiti Malaya
(June-August 2015)

Eunice Yee
Sunway University, Malaysia
(Jan-April 2016)

Jia-Wei Ng
Sunway University, Malaysia
(Jan-April 2016)

Wong Jyen Yiee
Neuroscience and Behaviour Programme, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
(June-July 2016)

Khoh Wan Xin
Intern (Practicum)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug-Oct 2021)

Er Yen Ling
Intern (Practicum)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug-Oct 2021)

Lim Chong Teik
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug-Oct 2021)

Crystal Arthini Arrumugam
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug-Oct 2021)

Cindy Liew
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Dec 2021-Aug 2022)

Nur Aida Binti Mohamad Shah
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Augt 2022)

Lau Siew Mei
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug 2022)

Aina Aisyah binti Mohammad Amin Woon
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug 2022)

Chang Joe Yan
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug 2022)

Heng Zee Thung
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug 2022)

Sandra Ong Li Shan
Intern (Industrial Training)
St. Joseph International School
(July-Aug 2022 & May-July 2023)

Xenia Thielmann
Intern (DAAD Rise Worldwide)
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
(July-Sept 2023)

Navaroshini A/P Bala Muraly
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Malaya
(Aug-Oct 2023)

Joanne Lau Zhi Han
Intern (Industrial Training)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Aug 2023)

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Maryam Abbaspour Babaei
(2010-2012)

Wei-Hong Siew
(2012-2014)

Mohd Hamdi Noor
(2012-2013)

Aminuddin bin Baharuddin
(2015-2016)

Omar Habib
(2017-2018)

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