ViVA Phd & Masters of Neurosciences

The Neural Correlates as Predictors of Mental Toughness in University Team Game Athletes during Virtual Penalty Shots (PhD)
Researcher: : Hossein Analuie Adegani Teimour
Supervisor:  Assoc Prof. Muzaimi Mustapha
Co Supervisors: Dr.Mohammed Faruque Reza (PPSP Dept Neurosc) & Dr.Soumendra Saha (Sport Sciences PPSK)
External Examiner: Prof Asok Kumar Ghosh from Ramakrisna Mission Vivekanda University, India
Internal Examiners: Prof Zamzuri Dept Neurosc PPSP & Assoc Prof Oleksandr Krasilshchukov Sport Sciences Programme PPSK. 
Chairperson : Prof Rozita Hassan (PPSG USM)
Viva Date : 16 August 2017

The Roles of crucial microRNAs (MIRNAS) in Neural Growth-Factors Mediated Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Into Neural Progenitor-Like Stem Cells (PhD)
Researcher: : Tee Jong Huat
Supervisor: Prof Madya Dr. Hasnan Jaafar
Co Supervisors: Prof Dato' Dr Jafri Malin Abdullah
External Examiner: Emeritus Prof. Cheong Soon Keng (UTAR)
Internal Examiners: Prof Dr. Rosline Hassan, Prof Madya Dr. Badrulhisyam Yahaya (IPPT USM)

Quality of Life of Epilepsy Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Researcher: Siti Norhajah Binti Hashim
Supervisors: Dr. Baharuddin Abdullah & Prof Dr. John Tharakan KJ & Prof Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah
Duration of studies: Mac 2009 – Feb 2011

Characterization of development stage and neural differentiation potential of rat stem cells in striatal brain tissues and bone marrow
Researcher : Raisah Binti Abd Hadi
Supervisors:AP Dr. Hasnan B. Jaafar  & Prof Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah & Dr. Ab Rahman Izaini B. Ab Ghani & Prof Lazara Castillo
Duration of studies: Jan 2007 – Jan 2010

Proliferation, apoptosis and telomerase activity study of embryonic striatal stem cell culture under the influence of growth factors
Researcher: Nor Entan Binti Supeno
Supervisors: AP Dr. Hasnan Jaafar & Prof Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah & Dr. Fauziah Mohamad  Idris
Duration of studies: Dec 2008 – Dec 2010

Effect of Mitragyna spesiosa Korth Extract  of Psychoactivity On Rat Hippocampus : In vivo and In Vitro
Researcher : Mohd Harizal Bin Senik @ Nawi
Supervisors : Prof Dr Jafri  Malin Abdullah &Prof Dr. Sharif Mahsufi Mansor &Prof GerhardRammes 
& Prof Dr. John Tharakan KJ &AP Dr Hasnan Jaafar
Duration of studies: Jun 2006 – Jun 2009

Comparison of the potential antiepileptic bioactive compounds acting on GABA (A) receptor from Zizyphus mauritiana and Myristica fragrans
Researcher: Ahmad Tarmizi Bin Che Has
Supervisors: Prof Dr Jafri  Malin Abdullah & Prof Steffen Hering & Dr. Hasnah Osman& Dr. Habsah  Mohamad
Duration of studies: Jan 2008 – Jan 2010

The Study of BORIS Protein in Brain Tumor Clinical Samples
Researcher: Siti Zawani Binti Mohd Ramli
Supervisors: Dr. Shaharum Shamsuddin  & Prof. Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah
Duration of studies: Dec 2008 – Dec 2010

Evaluation of 2 species of Sea Cucumber Extracts On Regenerating Astrocytes After Mechanically Induced Injury of Basal Ganglia

Researcher : Mohd Azim Patar

Supervisors : Prof Dr Jafri Malin Abdullah &Prof Syed Mohsin Syed Sahil Jamalulail & AP Dr. Hasnan Jaafar
Duration of studies:Jan 2008 – Jan 2010

Effect of Centella asiatica Extract of Psychoactivity On Rat Hippocampus : 
In vivo and In vitro study
Researcher            : Mohd Nasir Bin Mat Nor
Supervisors           : Prof Dr Jafri  Malin Abdullah &Dr Habsah Mohamad &Prof Gerhard Rammes
                               &Dr Zamzuri Idris  & AP Dr Hasnan Jaafar
Duration of studies: Jun 2006 – Jun 2009


Study of Cyclodextrins (CDs) As a Biodegradable Drug Delivery System and CDs-Vancomycin (VCM) Complexes Controlled Release
Researcher            : Zarif Bin Mohamed Sofian
Supervisors           : Dr. Shariza Bt. Abdul Razak  & Prof Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah
Duration of studies: July 2009 – July 2011

Cytotoxic Effects,S-phase Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis Induction of Aloe Emodin on Human Glioblastoma Multiforme U-87 MG Cells
Researcher            : Samhani Ismail
Supervisors        : Prof. Hasnan Jaafar (Internal Examiner), Prof. Manaf Ali (External Examiner from UNISZA), Prof. Madya Dr Siti Hawa (Pengerusi), Dr Mahaneem Mohamed (Wakil Dekan), Dr Abdul Aziz Mohamed Yusoff (Main Supervisor), Dato' Dr Ab Rahman Izaini Ghani (Co-supervisor), Dr Farid Johan (Co-supervisor)
Viva Date              : 11th December 2013

Isoniazid and Its Beta-Cyclodextrin Complexes: Molecular Modelling, Characterization and Stability Study
Researcher            : Syed Fariq Fathullah bin Syed Yaacob
Supervisors           : Prof Madya Dr Shariza Abdul Razak, Prof Madya Dr Rohana Adnan and Prof Jafri Malin Abdullah
Viva Date              : 9 January 2014

Epigenetic remodeling and pathway analysis for transdifferentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into neural progenitor stem cells targeting neurogenesis, proliferation and cell cycle
Researcher            : Tee Jong Huat
Venue                   : Bilik telesidang PPKT
Viva Date              :20 April 2014 (3.00pm-5.30pm)
Panel                 : Prof. Dr. Rosline Hassan; Timbalan Dekan (Penyelidikan ) & Dr. Badrul Hisham Yahaya (Head of the Cluster for Regenerative Medicine, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia.)
JKPS Members      : Prof. Dr. Mustaffa Musa and Dr. Mahaneem Muhammad.
Pengerusi             : Prof .Madya. Dr. Abdul Razak Sulaiman
Supervisor            : Prof Dr Hasnan Jaafar
Co- Supervisor      : Prof Dr Jafri Malin Abdullah

Gene expression profiling of human U87 glioblastoma cell line towards aloe emodin treatment
Researcher                : Khalilah Haris
Supervisors                : Dr. Abdul Aziz Yusof
Co Supervisors           : Dr. Badrul Hisyam Yahaya & Prof Madya Dr. Zamzuri Idris
External Examiner       : Prof. Madya Dr. Nik Marzuki Sidik
Internal Examiner        : Dr Nik Norliza Nik Hassan
Venue                         : Bilik telesidang PPKT
Viva Date                     :20 April 2014 

Influence of personality and coping styles on the performance of the Stroop Test among the medical students of Universiti Sains Malaysia
Researcher                : Teo Yong Chang
Supervisors               : Dr. Nasir Che Mohd Yusoff 
Co Supervisors           : Dr. Faruque Reza
External Examiner       : Prof. Dr. Low Wan Yuh
Internal Examiner        : Dr Tahamina Begum
Venue                         : 
Viva Date                     :7 August 2014 

Cannabinoid (CBI) receptors in the cerebellum as molecular targets of mitrogyna speciosa (ketum) addiction in mitrogynine - sensitised albino swiss mice
Researcher                  : Nanthini a/p Jayabalan
Supervisors                 : Dr.Muzaimi mustapha
Co Supervisors            : Prof Dr.Hasnan Jaafar
External Examiner       : Prof Datin Dr.Zanurin
Internal Examiner        : Ass. Prof Dr.K.N.S. Sirajuden
Venue                         : 
Viva Date                     :11 September 2014 


CB1 cannabinoid receptor in brain mesolimbic system of mitragynine-sensitised Swiss albino mice as a candidate molecular target in Mitragyna speciosa Korth (ketum) addiction

Researcher                                     : Nurul Iman Binti Wan Ismail

External examiner                            : Assoc prof Dr.Muhammad Taufik Hidayat (UPM)

Internal Examiner                              : Assoc Prof Dr.Mummedy Swammy 

Chairperson                                     : Assoc Prof Siti Hawa Ali

Dean Representative                         : Dr.Mohd Suhaimi Ab.Wahab

Supervisor:                                       :Dr.Muzaimi Mustapha

Co-Supervisors                                  : Prof Hasnan Jaafar dan Prof Sharif Mahsufi Mansor

Viva Date                                        :23 September 2014 

The electrophysiological and behavioural effects of subchronic administration of standardised methanolic mitragyna speciosa extract on adult male Sprague-Dawley rats
Researcher                                     :  Mohd Ulul Ilmie Ahmad Nazri

Examiner                                        : Prof Dato' Dr. Abu Bakar Abd Majeed

Supervisor:                                       :Prof Dato' Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah

Viva Date                                        :30 November 2014 




Education and Gender Influances on Colour Induced N170 and P300 ERP Components in The Human Brain
Researcher                : Rumaisa Abu Hasan
Supervisors                : Dr. Tahamina Begum
Co Supervisors           : Dr. Faruque Reza
External Examiner       : Prof Rahmatullah Khan Abdul Wahab Khan
Internal Examiner        : Dr Muzaimi Mustapha
Viva Date                     :26 January 2015 
Comparison of Perceptual Reasoning Index of Intelligence Between Personalities of Extravert and Ambivert in Medical Students
Researcher                : Nazirah Hanim Sharipudin
Supervisors                : Dr. Mohd Nasir Che Mat Yusof
Co Supervisors           : Dr. Saiful Bahri
External Examiner       : Prof Rahmatullah Khan Abdul Wahab Khan
Internal Examiner        : Dr Faruque Reza
Viva Date                     :26 January 2015 
Evaluation of Cognitive Function by using Visual Oddball Paradigm in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Patients: An Event-related Potential (ERP) Study
Researcher                : Mohd Ibrahim Abdullah
Supervisors                : Dr.Tahamina Begum
Co Supervisor            : Dr Faruque Reza
External Examiner       : Prof. Rahmatullah Khan Abdul Wahab Khan
Internal Examiner        : Dr Mohd Nasir Che Mat Yusof
Viva Date                     :27 January 2015 


A Study on Optimal Concentrations of Isodiospyrin Putative Inhibitory Actions Against Exonic Splicing Enhancers of Dsytropin Gene Exon 53 skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) 
Researcher                : Hussain Saad Al-Zahrani
Supervisors                : Prof Madya Dr. Muzaimi Mustapha.
Co Supervisor            : Dr. Teguh Haryo Sasongko
External Examiner       : Prof. Madya. Dr Shahril Abdullah
Internal Examiner        : Dr Farizan Ahmad
Viva Date                     :10 Jun 2015 


Examining Putative Neuronal Mechanism of Sound Therapy in a Cohort of Chronic Tinnitus Sufferers at a Tertiary Audiology Centre in East Coast Malaysia
Researcher                : Koh Jun Hao
Supervisors                : Prof Madya Dr. Muzaimi Mustapha.
Co Supervisor            : Dr. Zuraida Zainun
External Examiner       : Prof. Dr. Baharudin Abdullah
Internal Examiner        : Prof Madya Dr. Ahmad Aidil Arafat Dzulkarnain
Viva Date                     :11 Jun 2015 

Brain Activity During Visual Perception of Affective Picture in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patients
Researcher                : Nazeerah Binti Abdul Rahman 
Supervisors                : Dr. Mohammed Faruque Reza.
Co Supervisor            : Dr. Tahamina Begum
External Examiner       : Prof. Madya. Dr Norsiah Fauzan
Internal Examiner        : Dr Azizah Othman
Viva Date                     :3 Jun 2015 

The Anti-Epileptic Effects of DA1, DA2, DA3 and Fraction 57 et. al from Petung Bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper) Shoots on GABA (A) Receptor 
Researcher                : Muhammad BIlal
Supervisors                : Dr. Zhang Jingli
Co Supervisor            : Prof Dato' Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah
External Examiner       : Prof. Madya. Dr Nilesh Kumar Mitra
Internal Examiner        : Dr Mohammed Faruque Reza
Viva Date                     :3 Jun 2015 

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