PhD (USM), MPharm (USM), BPharm (Hons) (USM)
Discipline of Clinical Pharmacy
Heliyon Journal, Elsevier
J06 Room 103
Dr Mei Lan Tan is an Associate Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is also a registered pharmacist. Prior to joining USM, she has years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, including community pharmacy and local pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Her main research interests include drug-herb and drug-food interaction studies and she hopes to provide safety and drug interaction risks data to promote the appropriate use of functional foods, supplements and herbal medicine. Her other interests include studying the fundamental relationships among different types of cell death elicited by natural products, with much interest in autophagy and ER stress pathways. As a researcher, she has garnered millions in funding, published extensively, received various medals for innovations and graduated many postgraduate students. She is currently an Associate Editor with Heliyon Journal and Lead Editor for their special issue on Ethnopharmacology (Elsevier Ltd). She is actively involved as an expert panel in reviewing national and international grant applications. She is also instrumental in spearheading the development of micro-credential courses in her school and recently being awarded the Malaysian Pharmacy Dean's Council award for teaching & learning. She is also a fellow of the Centre for Global Sustainability Studies (CGSS) and she is currently on a mission to raise awareness of the need to reduce, reuse and recycle laboratory plastics.