PhD (Groningen, NL), M. Pharm (Clin. Pharm) (USM), B.Pharm (Hon) (USM)
Discipline of Clinical Pharmacy
Malaysian Journal of Human Genetics
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+604-6577888 Ext. 2412
I am a registered pharmacist, and obtained my BPharm (Hons) and MPharm(ClinPharm) degrees from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Penang. I obtained my PhD in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacogenomics from University of Groningen, the Netherlands. I am one of the selected participants of 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in 2018, where I am inspired to contribute more to the scientific community.
Currently I am a senior lecturer in the Discipline of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USM, a member of Malaysian Pharmacists Society (MPS) and Exco member of Islamic Medical Association Malaysia (IMAM). I am now active in teaching, research activities and postgraduate supervision in my areas of interest, which are pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, women’s health, sexual and reproductive health, medication use during pregnancy, and drug abuse. I have published many research articles in national and international journals. I am also an Academic Editor and Editorial Board member of PLOS One journal and the managing editor of Malaysian Journal of Human Genetics. I have been invited as a speaker, moderator, or presenter for various international and national seminars, conferences, talks, online webinars, and events during my career life.
My current projects include genetic involvement in the risk of adverse reactions following the use of selected medications, the genotype-guided selection of medication for heart disease, belief about medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and its outcomes, and several others.
Starting 2019, I became an affiliate lecturer/researcher at Human Genome Center in Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Here, my team is working on a setup for pharmacogenetic testing in the country, in line with the role of the pharmacogenomics field in preventive and precision medicine. As this field has been widely implemented in other countries, it is time for pharmacists to be actively involved in providing pharmaceutical care through the advancement of precision medicine in Malaysia.