I worked briefly as a contract researcher for Institute for Medical Research (Kuala Lumpur) from 2006-2008. I completed my MSc in Industrial Chemistry from Universiti Malaysia Pahang in 2012. My teaching career started with Curtin University Sarawak from 2009 to 2016. Currently I'm working with University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus as a foundation chemistry lecturer.
My research interest predominantly focus on natural products drug discovery. I hope I can contribute my expertise in plant drugs discovery which includes natural products isolation, bioactivity assessment and chemical structure elucidation. My MSc works had provided some insights about antidiabetic properties of Borapetol B, a clerodane diterpene compound. I wish I can extend the investigation by focusing on how clerodane diterpenes' insulin inducing mechanism takes place in pancreatic beta cell.
Faradianna E. Lokman, Harvest F. Gu, Wan Nazaimoon Wan Mohamud, Mashitah M. Yusoff, Keh Leong Chia, and Claes-Göran Östenson. 2013. "Antidiabetic Effect of Oral Borapetol B Compound, Isolated from the Plant Tinospora crispa, by Stimulating Insulin Release." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/727602
J.K. Karunagharan, K. Ramakrishnan, J. Chia, 2021. Bridge the student evaluating teacher tool and student evaluating module tool with students' performance at higher learning institutions in Malaysia. EDULEARN21 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 1386-1390 DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.0335
K.L. Chia, C.L. Yap, 2021. Transition in emergency: Establishing DSGL for teaching foundation physical chemistry via the planning-teaching-reflecting cycle during the Covid-19 lockdown, EDULEARN21 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 6983-6992. DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.1409
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