Assistant Professor Dr Sasikala Chinnappan

Head of Department, Pharmaceutical Biology | Department of Pharmaceutical Biology

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Pharmacology)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Areas of Interest
Diabetes mellitus and its vascular complication
Wound healing activities
Toxicity studies
Nanofiber formulation
Professional Bodies Membership

  1. Registered Pharmacist, Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, India
  2. Member in Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology, Malaysia.


Research project




Preparation of alpha mangostin loaded Chitosan-Poly(caprolactone) nanofibers and evaluation of wound healing activity in streptozotocin induced diabetic rat model.


UCSI University Pioneer scientist incentive fund (PSIF)


Prof. Dr. Wong Tin Wui

Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM, Malaysia.


Formulation and evaluation of mangosteen and seaweed-based face cream for antiaging and antiacne effects.


UCSI University Pioneer scientist incentive fund (PSIF)




UCSI University Pioneer scientist incentive fund (PSIF)- Formulation of mangosteen and seaweed impregnated bio cellulose facial mask for antiaging and anti-acne effects.  


UCSI University Pioneer scientist incentive fund (PSIF)




Standardization and the mechanism of action of polyherbal formulation MM-15 for primary Dysmenorrhea.


Ministry of Education Malaysia (MoE) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme


Prof. Dr. Khozirah Shaari, Department of Chemistry, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Prof. Dr. Hadiani Bte Ismail, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Universiti Teknologi MARA

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Seiichi Yamaji, Faculty Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nihon Pharmaceutical University, Japan.

Dr.Norhayati Bt Abdullah, Forest Research Institute Malaysia.



Design and Synthesis of Andrographolide Derivatives for Alzheimer’s Disease. (Co-Investigator).


Research excellence & innovation grant (REIG)

2020 REIG-FPS-2020-051






PhD students (Current)

  • Aya Yaseen Mahmood Alabdal
  • Por Choo Shiuan
  • Najwan Jubair
  • Tan Puay Luan

Master students (Current)

  • Lim Chiew Vien
  • Leong Mun Yee

Undergraduate students (Current)

  • Tan Wei Hsia
  • Gan Min Huei

Undergraduate students (Completed)

  • Chong Wei Chean (2019)
  • Looi Kah Xin (2019)
  • Michelle Ooi Yi Ching (2018)
  • Tan Xue Qin (2018)
  • Hazwani Binti Muhammad Zaim (2017)
  • Siti Hajar Amirah Binti Bahanurdin (2017)
  • Nur Azalea Binti Muhammad Zainal Ashikin (2017)
  • Siti Nursyaihda Binti Kasim (2017)
  • Thivashini (2015)
  • Wong Shienrun (2015)
  • Bavani Kunasakaran (2014)
  • Nisha Devi (2014)
  • Thina Sagaran (2013)


  1. Aya Yaseen Mahmood Alabdali, Sasikala Chinnappan, Basma M. Abd Razik, Mogana, R, Shaik Ibrahim Khalivulla, Rahman, H Laith H. Samein. (2021). Impact of Covid-19 On Multiple Body Organ Failure: A Review, International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 2021, 13 (5), 54-59.
  2. Lim Chiew VienSasikala ChinnappanMogana, R, (2021). Antioxidant activity of Garcinia mangostana L and alpha mangostin: A Review. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021;14(8): 44 66- 4470.
  3. Chong Wei Chean, Sasikala Chinnappan, Mogana, R, Ashok Kumar, B. (2020). Anti- Angiogenic Effect of Ethanolic Extract and its Phenolic Rich Fraction of Acacia auriculiformis Bark in the Chick Embryo Chorioallantoic Membrane Model. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 14 (5), 156-161.
  4. Looi Kah Xin, Sasikala Chinnappan, Mogana, R, Ashok Kumar, B.  (2020). Anti-Angiogenic Effect of Ethanolic Extract and its Phenolic Rich Fraction of Filicium decipiens in the Chick Embryo Chorioallantoic Membrane Model. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 14 (5), 162-167.
  5. Sasikala Chinnappan. (2020). Evaluation of wound healing activity of alpha mangostin ointment in rats. Int. J. Res. Pharm. Sci, 11 (SPL4), 1080-1087.
  6. Sasikala Chinnappan, Mogana, R, Tan Xue Qin. (2020). In vitro Antimotility and Antispasmodic effects of Nephelium lappaceum on isolated chicken ileum, Research J. Pharm. and Tech, 13(9),4346-4350.
  7. Michelle Ooi Yi Ching, Sasikala Chinnappan, Mogana Sundari Rajagopal. (2019). In Vitro antimotility and antispasmodic effects of Garcinia mangostana extracts in isolated chicken ileum preparation.  International Journal of research in Pharmaceutical sciences, 10(2),1444-1447.
  8. Sasikala Chinnappan, Palanisamy Sivanandy, Rajenthina Sagaran, & Nagashekhara Molugulu (2017). Assessment of Knowledge of Diabetes Mellitus in the Urban Areas of Klang District, Malaysia. Pharmacy, 5(1):1.
  9. Sasikala, C., &YajamanSudhakar (2015). Effect of compounds isolated from Filicium decipiens and Ventilago maderaspatana against diabetic nephropathy in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical education and research, 49(2):146-151.
  10. Sasikala, C., & YajamanSudhakar (2013). Antidiabetic and hypolipidemic effects of methanolic extract of Filicium decipiens in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 4(12):4741-4744.
  11. Sasikala, C., & Yajaman Sudhakar (2011). Hypoglycemic and antihyperglycemic activity of methanolic extract of Ventilago moderspermatana. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 4(10), 3792-3793.
  12. Sasikala, C., & YajamanSudhakar, Venkatalakshmi, R., Maheshkumar, K (2011). Evaluation of diuretic activity of methanolic extract of Filicium decipiens in Rats. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 4(11),4104-4105.


  1. International Conference on Antioxidants and Degenerative Diseases, 18-19th July 2018, Malaysia. “Antidepressant and antioxidant properties of α -mangostin in diabetic rats”.
  2. Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences conference, Aug 1-2, Malaysia 2015. “Wound healing activity of ethanolic extract of Filicium decipiens on rats”.
  3. International scientific conference, Nov-2-4, Malaysia. “Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of Ventilogo moderspermatana”.
  4. International conference on herbal medicine, Feb 26-28, 2009, Bangalore, India. “Phytochemical constituents used for anticancer agents”.
  5. Periyar recent innovative scientific meet, April 16, 2007, India. “Anti-inflammatory activity of Erythrinastricta Roxb in Albino Rat”.