NeuroBiology & Genetics Group

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

ALUMNI

Graduated NBGG Members

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

Supervisors: Dr. Feizel Alsiddiq &
Dr. 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”

Current position: PhD candidate in UiTM / Business Owner

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

Supervisors: Dr. Pike-See Cheah
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syahrilnizam Abdullah

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

Current position: PhD candidate at University of Newcastle, Australia.

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

Supervisors:
Dr. Pike-See Cheah, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharmili Vidyadaran & Dr. 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”

Current position:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Guangdong University of Technology, China.



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

Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Pike-See Cheah, Dr. Mei-I Lai & Prof. Fauziah Othman

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

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

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

Supervisors: Dr. Michael KH Ling & Prof. Rosita Rosli

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

Current position: Technical Specialist

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

Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Pike-See Cheah, Assoc. Prof. Rajesh Ramasamy & Prof. 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”

Current position: N/A



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Mr. Hadri Hadi Bin Md Yusof
Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience)
(SGRA)
(2013-2017)

Supervisors: Dr. Michael KH Ling & Dr Chau De Ming

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

Current position: Lecturer

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Dr Han-Chung Lee
(MyBrain)
(2013-2017)

Supervisors: Dr. Michael KH Ling, Dr. Norshariza Nordin & Associate Professor Dr. Sharmili Vidyadaran

Thesis title: “Molecular characterisation of Jak-Stat signalling pathway in the brain of the Ts1Cje mouse model for Down syndrome”

Current position: Laboratory Officer, Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang, Malaysia.

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Ms Asraa Faris
(2016-2018)

Supervisors: Dr. Michael KH Ling, Professor Abhi Veerakumarasivam & Professor Rozita Rosli

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


FYP Students

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Mr Brian Sze-Zheng Fam
BSc (Biomedical Science), UPM
2016

Supervisors:
Dr. Michael KH Ling & Dr. Manraj Singh Cheema

Thesis title:
“Characterization and validation of microRNA-3099 and antagomiR-3099 expression vector in 293FT cell line”

Current position:
Nil


Past Interns
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Mr Alex Lee Xuen
A-Level intern
(2012-2013)

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Ms Chai-Ling Lim
IMU
(March-May 2013)

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Ms Ashwinder Kaur
IMU
(March-May 2013)

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Ms Jia-Wen See
IMU
(March-May 2013)

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Mr Felix Thomas IMU
(March-May 2014)

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Mr Hadri Hadi bin Yusof
IMU
(March-May 2014)

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

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Ms Marzieh Mahmoudi
Universiti Malaya
(June-August 2015)

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

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

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

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

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


Other Members
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Ms Maryam Abbaspour Babaei
Master of Science Candidate
(2010-2012)

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Mr Wei-Hong Siew
Master of Science Candidate
(2012-2014)

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Mr Mohd Hamdi Noor
Research Enumerator
(2012-2013)

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Mr Aminuddin bin Baharuddin
Research Assistant
(2015-2016)

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Muhammad Omar bin Habib Rahuman
Research Assistant
(2017-2018)