Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

INTRODUCTION

The study of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine in the MBBS curriculum is of paramount importance as it deals with the biochemical processes in living things with emphasis on the basic knowledge of molecular biology. It is a pivotal foundation for the medical students in becoming highly motivated and accomplished medical professionals. Respectively, members of the Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine department aspire in delivering the knowledge to the pre-clinical students to our best effort and commitment.
In line with the vision of the faculty in promoting research, members of the department has and continues to contribute toward the research development in the faculty. Research findings covering various research area including endocrinology, cancers, natural products, nutrition and molecular virology have been published in numerous indexed and peer-reviewed journals in addition to many awards of recognitions from the scientific community. Very much so, members of the department will always aspire toward excellence both in teaching as well as in research.

Members of Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

mudiana
Dr. Mudiana Muhammad
Bsc.(Hons)(UM),
MSc(UM),
PhD(UM)
musalmah
Prof. Dr. Musalmah Mazlan
Bsc.(Surrey),
MSc.(Newcastle-Upon Tyne),
PhD(London)
Jemine
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jesmine Khan
MBBS(Bangladesh),
PhD (Osaka)
Narimah
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Narimah Abdul Hamid Hasani
Bsc.Hons.(UM),
PhD(UKM)
Alya
Dr. Alya R. Mahmood Al-Khateeb
MBBS(Iraq),
MSc.(Iraq),
PhD(USM)
Johari
Dr. Mohammad Johari Ibrahim
Bsc.(UKM),
MSc.(UKM),
PhD(Melbourne)
Sharaniza
Dr. Sharaniza Ab. Rahim
Bsc.(UM),MSc.(UM),
PhD(UM)
Hamimah
Dr. Siti Hamimah Sheikh Abdul Kadir
Bsc.(UPM),
MSc.(Sheffield),
PhD(Imperial College)
suhaila
Dr. Suhaila Abd. Muid
Bsc.(UKM),MSc.(UiTM),
PhD(UiTM)
wang
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wang Seok Mui
Bsc.(RMIT),
MSc.(UNIMAS),
PhD(UNIMAS)
izzah
Dr. Wan Nor I'zzah Wan Mohamad Zain
BSc. (UPM), MSc. (UPM),
PhD (Adelaide)
shuhada
Ms. Siti Shuhada Mokhtar
Dip.Sc(UiTM), Bsc.(UiTM),
MSc.(UiTM)
amirah
Dr. Amirah Abd. Rahman
Bsc.Hons(UKM),MSc.(UKM),
PhD(UKM)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Professor Dr Musalmah Mazlan (PI)

Investigating the safety, bioavailability, and mechanism of action of an enriched formulation of TRF with palm kernel olein capsule on preclinical models of NAFLD. 2018-2019. Sime Darby

Dr Mudiana Muhamad@Mohd Saufi (PI)

Human norovirus replication in a novel 3D culture system via toll-like receptor (TLRS) pathway and modulation by commensal intestinal bacteria. 2019-2022. FRGS

Associate Professor Dr Wang Seok Mui (PI)

Expression, antigenicity and cellular receptor binding of outer membrane protein A of Orientia Tsutsugamushi: A primary target antigen of the humoral immune response. 2019-2022. FRGS

Associate Professor Dr Siti Hamimah Sheikh Abdul Kadir (PI)

Elucidating the anti-oxidant mechanism of enhanced formulation of palm tocotrienol rich fraction (ETRF) using non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) model. 2018-2019. GIP-UiTM

Associate Professor Dr Siti Hamimah Sheikh Abdul Kadir (PI)

The impact of persistent organic pollutant perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) exposure on the expression of micronase and development of hypertrophy in adult heart model. 2019-2022. FRGS

Dr Sharaniza Ab Rahim (PI)

Mechanism of the enhancement of immune cells sensitization and trafficking in osteosarcoma by Spironolactone and Rosiglitazone towards adoptive immunotherapy in mice. 2019-2021. FRGS

Dr Suhaila Abd. Muid (PI)

Underlying mechanisms of oxidised high density lipoprotein (oxHDL) and adiponectin in inducing osteoblast decalcification. 2018-2019. GIP-UiTM

Dr Alyaa R. Mahmood Al-Khateeb (PI)

Development of new/potential 3D osteosarcoma culture model for future application in translational anti-tumor therapy. 2018-2020. Bestari Perdana-UiTM

Dr Wan Nor I’zzah Wan Mohamad Zain (PI)

Possible involvement of tight junction proteins in the mechanisms of ErbB1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors affecting T84 human colonic epithelial permeability. 2018-2020. Bestari Perdana-UiTM

Dr Wan Nor I’zzah Wan Mohamad Zain (PI)

Lapatinib-induced changes in Caco-2 intestinal monolayer and intervention with recombinant epidermal growth factor receptor (rEGFR). 2019-2021. FRGS-RACER

Dr Mohammad Johari Ibrahim (PI)

Investigation of the role of CD8+ and its chemokine in radio-resistant breast cancer cell to gamma-ray irradiation using the 3D culture system. 2019-2022. FRGS

Siti Shuhada Mokhtar (PI)

Underlying mechanisms of oxidised high density lipoprotein and adiponectin on bone mineralisation. 2018-2020. Lestari-UiTM

Dr Amirah Abdul Rahman (PI)

Identification of the role of equilibrative nucleoside transporter 2 (ENT2) in modulating colorectal cancer cell death by RNA interference. 2019-2021. MAKNA

Dr Amirah Abdul Rahman (PI)

Elucidating the effect of hydroxychavicol in combination with 5-fluorouracil in modulating the purine metabolism of colorectal cancer cells. 2019-2021. FRGS-RACER

OTHER PROJECTS

Brainstorming Retreat For Teaching and Strategic Planning, 27th July 2019, Cyberview Resort & Spa, Cyberjaya, Selangor

Science Busters Program, 12th December 2018, Faculty of Medicine, UiTM

Becoming A Reviewer Workshop, 25 September 2018, Seminar Room 4, Level 4, Academic Building, Faculty of Medicine, UiTM

3rd Thesis Writing Workshop, 1st August 2018, Seminar Room 5, Level 4, Academic Building, Faculty of Medicine, UiTM

International Conference of Molecular Medicine in Nutrition, Health and Disease. 16-17 April 2018, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Selangor

CONTACTS

For general enquiries please contact;

Dr. Mudiana Muhamad Saufi (Head of Department)

mudiana_muhamad@salam.uitm.edu.my

03-6126 7360

Address: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Sg. Buloh Campus, Jln Hospital, 47000, Sg. Buloh,

Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA