She completed her honour degree in Biotechnology from Monash University, Malaysia in 2008, followed by a year as research assistant in Monash University. At the end of 2009, She moved to Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Ireland to pursue her PhD and graduated in June 2013. She has since worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Center at WIT, project manager for a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) INTERREG IVA ‘Wales-Ireland Network for Scientific Skills (WINSS)’ project and Project Manager and lead researcher for an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation project. She is currently working as a lecturer at WIT and is mentoring three PhD students. She has supervised a number of final year project students and post-doctoral researcher during my work at WIT. She has two invention disclosure filled, published 10 papers, one book chapter, 24 abstracts and a report, all in the field of natural product research. Her research interest since the past nine years is on natural-product antimicrobials with the hope of finding new antimicrobial agents with the capability of addressing the emerging problem of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria globally. This includes mining for antimicrobials from natural resources to their extraction, purification and identification of these compounds. She also interested in studying the mechanism of action and resistance of these compounds, with hope that the compounds would be a suitable treatment to the current antimicrobial-resistant problem faced globally. She has collaboration with other research universities in Ireland and Europe, local hospital, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies.
Microbiology, natural product chemistry, medical devices and pharmaceutical