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Assistant Professor Dr. Mogana Sundari A/P Rajagopal

Associate Professor Dr. Mogana Sundari A/P Rajagopal

Dean | Department of Pharmaceutical Biology
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Pharmacy)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching

Areas of Interest
Antimicrobial natural products research to address antibiotic resistance (AMR)
Dual inhibition of pain/inflammatory bioactive markers
Natural products derived polyherbal formulations for women disorders and related cancer
Natural products derived polyherbal formulations for skin disorders
Natural product Drug Discovery
Professional Bodies

  1. Treasurer of the Asian Society of Pharmacognosy since 2016- present
  2. Life Member of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) since 2001 (MMPS reg no: 3244).
  3. Member of the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology.
  4. Technical Committee member under Pharmacy Board Malaysia for Entry Qualification B.Pharm 2019-2022
  5. Council Member 2021-2023 Malaysian Pharmacist Society
  6. Auditor for the Malaysia Academy of Pharmacy
  7. Education Chapter Malaysian Pharmacist Society Co-Chair 2021-2023
  8. Standard Member of Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2021

Research

Research project

Grants

Supervision

Collaboration

Standardization and The Mechanism of Action of Polyherbal Formulation MM-15 for Primary Dysmenorrhea (PI) 2019

FRGS

Ph.D: 1

UITM
UPM
FRIM

Novel Acinetobacter baumanii antibiotic potentiator from Kitabalia sp, Diospyros sp., and Litsea sp. (Co-PI) 2018

FRGS

PhD:1

UM
Nottingham
FRIM

Mechanistic study on therapeutic potentials of alpha-tocopherol and tocotrienol-rich palm oil extract in murine model of menopause-associated depression and anxiety (Co-researcher) 2021

FRGS

PhD-1

UPM

Standardisation and Mechanism of Action of Polyherbal Formulation MM-24 for Cutaneous Wound Healing (Co-researcher) 2021

FRGS

Phd 1

UM
UITM
Wailalak, Thailand

Synergism and the Mechanism of Action of Luteolin Derivatives with QSAR analysis against Multidrug Resistant Bacteria (co-researcher) 2021

FRGS

PhD-1

UM

Formulation and Evaluation of Mangosteen and Seaweed based Face Cream for Anti-aging and Anti-acne effects (PI)

PSIF

Master:1

UM

Phytochemical investigation and pharmacological activities of Passiflora incarnata (PI)

PSIF

PhD:1

UCSI
India

Formulation and Evaluation of Mangosteen and Seaweed based Face and Eye Serum for Anti-aging and Anti-acne effect (Co-PI)

PSIF

Master:1

Preparation of alpha mangostin loaded chitoson poly ( caprolactone) nanofibers and evaluation of wound healing activity in streptozotocin induced diabetic rat model. (Co-PI)

PSIF

Master :1

UITM
UPM

 

Supervision:

PhD students (Current)

  • Main supervisor:
    • Najwan Khaleel Jubair Jubair (1001953426)
    • Por Choo Shiuan (1001335346)
    • Yasir Kadhim Mahdi Mahdi (1001953428)
    • Tan Puay Luan (1001645248)
    • Lim Jia Le (1001644477)
    • Yap Vi lien (1001748119)
    • Tan lee Fang (1001747603)
    • Yasir Kadhim Mahdi Mahdi
  • Co-supervisor:
    • Omar Waleed Abduljaleel Albasri (1001953427)
    • Aya Yaseen Mahmood Alabdal (1001954468)

 

Master students (Current)

  • Main supervision
    • Leong Mun Yee (1001540110)

 

Master students (Completed)

  • Nithya A/P Palani (1001335480)
  • Mooi Xin Yi (1001335246)
  • Alice Ew Shu Min (1001231329)
  • Hee Mei Qi (1001230852)

 

Undergraduate students (Current)

  • Tan Lee Fang
  • Yap Vi Lien

 

Undergraduate students (Completed)

  • Tan Lee Fang (2020)
  • Ashley Yau (2020)
  • Chong Jian You (2019)
  • Tan Shook Shuan (2019
  • Koh Wei Ling (2018)
  • Foh Loo Min (2018)
  • Foo Jun Hoe ( 2018)
  • Theresa Lee Wei Ting (2018)
  • Cheah Dau Jin (2018)
  • Khor Zi Xuan (2018)

 

Publications

1.        Jubair N, Rajagopal M, Chinnappan S, Abdullah NB, Fatima A. Review on the Antibacterial Mechanism of Plant-Derived Compounds against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria (MDR). Zarrelli A, red. Evidence-Based Complement Altern Med. 2021;2021:3663315. doi:10.1155/2021/3663315 (IF:2.629)

2.        Lim Chiew Vien, Sasikala Chinnappan Mogana R. Antioxidant activity of Garcinia mangostana L and alpha mangostin: A Review. Res J Pharm Technol. 2021;14(8):4466–4470. doi:10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00776

3.        Kumar D, Rajagopal M, Akowuah GA, m.fl. Aryltetralin-type lignan of Podophyllum: a comprehensive review. Nat Prod J. 2021;11(1):1–10. doi:10.2174/2210315511666210210160903 (IF: 2.583).

4.        Sarkar N, Dey YN, Kumar D, R Mogana. Anti-mycobacterial Constituents from Medicinal Plants; A Review. Mini-Reviews Med Chem. 2021;21. doi:10.2174/1389557521666210525120325 (IF: 3.862)

5.        Alakhali KM, Khadari MZ, Rajagopal M, Baig A, Helweh O. Attitude towards professional practice among community pharmacists’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ars Pharm. 2021;62(2):118–130. doi:10.30827/ars.v62i2.15896

6.        Hee MQ, Keshavarzi F, Rajagopal M. Course Satisfaction and Perception of Malaysian Provisionally Registered Pharmacists Towards their Training : A Qualitative Study. Curr Trends Biotechnol Pharm. 2020;14(0973):101–111.

7.        Chean CW, Chinnappan S, Mogana R, B AK. Anti-Angiogenic Effect of Ethanolic Extract and its Phenolic Rich Fraction of Acacia auriculiformis Bark in the Chick Embryo Chorioallantoic Membrane Model. Curr Trends Biotechnol Pharm. 2020;14(0973):156–161.

8.        Mogana R, Chinnappan S, Balaraman AK, Chandramathi S, Geethanjali K. Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity Against Multidrug Resistance ( MDR ) Bacteria by the Bark Fractions of Canarium patentinervium Miq . Curr Trends Biotechnol Pharm. 2020;14(0973):112–118.

9.        Mogana R, Sr C, B AK, Sasikala C, Geethanjali K. Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity Against Multidrug-Resistance ( MDR ) Bacteria by the Fractions of Artabotrys suaveolens ( Blume ). Curr Trends Biotechnol Pharm. 2020;14(0973):262–269.

10.      Lien YV, R Mogana, Chinnappan S, Janakiraman AK, Fang TL, Lumpur K. Topical Dosage Form & Delivery System for Pigmentation Control : A Review. Int J Res Pharm Sci. 2020;11:1341–1349.

11.      Fatokun O, Mooi XY, Helweh O, Rajagopal M. Barriers and facilitators to provision of written consumer medicines information among community pharmacists in Malaysia: a cross-sectional study. J Pharm Heal Serv Res. 2020;11(4):419–422. doi:10.1111/jphs.12380

12.      Xin LK, Chinnappan S, Mogana R, B AK. Anti-Angiogenic Effect of Ethanolic Extract and its Phenolic Rich Fraction of Filicium decipiens in the Chick Embryo Chorioallantoic Membrane Model. Curr Trends Biotechnol Pharm. 2020;14(0973):162–167.

13.      Sheng YC, Xuan KZ, Nam YP, Rajagopal MS, Chin CY. Knowledge and Awareness About Blood Pressure , Stroke and Prevalence of Hypertension : A Cross-Sectional Study in a Private University , Kuala Lumpur. Curr Trends Biotechnol Pharm. 2020;14(0973):168–175.

14.      Mogana R, Najwan J, Koh WL, m.fl. Enzymatic and Non-enzymatic Antioxidant Potential of Methanolic Fractions of Artabotrys suaveolens. Curr Trends Biotechnol Pharm. 2020;14(0973):119–127.

15.      Mogana R, Adhikari A, Tzar MN, Ramliza R, Wiart C. Antibacterial activities of the extracts , fractions and isolated compounds from Canarium patentinervium Miq . against bacterial clinical isolates. BMC Complement Med Ther. 2020;5:1–11. (IF: 3.47)

16.      Kumar M, Kumara D, R Mogana, Dey YN, Singh R. Anxiolytic activity of methanolic extract of Erythrina variegata Linn. leaves in Wistar rats. Res Pharm Heal Sci. 2020;05(04):205–208. doi:10.32463/rphs.2019.v05i04.03

17.      Ching, Michelle Ooi Yi, Sasikala Chinnappan, Mogana R. In vitro anti-motility and antispasmodic effects of Garcinia mangostana extracts in isolated chicken ileum preparation Michelle. Int J Res Pharm Sci. 2019;10(2):1444–1447. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i2.714.

18.      Mogana Rajagopal, Tracey D Bradshaw, Khoo Teng Jin CW. Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy. Asian J Pharmacogn. 2018;2(1):13–20.

19.      Tan KK, Khoo TJ, Rajagopal M, Wiart C. Antibacterial alkaloids from Artabotrys crassifolius Hook.f. & Thomson. Nat Prod Res. 2015;(March):1–4. doi:10.1080/14786419.2015.1013954 (IF: 2.861)

20.      Mogana R, Teng-Jin K, Wiart C. The Medicinal Timber Canarium patentinervium Miq. (Burseraceae Kunth.) Is an Anti-Inflammatory Bioresource of Dual Inhibitors of Cyclooxygenase (COX) and 5-Lipoxygenase (5-LOX). ISRN Biotechnol. 2013;2013:1–8. doi:10.5402/2013/986361

21.      Mogana R, Adhikari A, Debnath S, m.fl. The antiacetylcholinesterase and antileishmanial activities of canarium patentinervium Miq. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:903529. doi:10.1155/2014/903529 (IF:2.583)

22.      Mogana R, Wiart C. Anti-Inflammatory, Anticholinesterase, and Antioxidant Potential of Scopoletin Isolated from Canarium patentinervium Miq. (Burseraceae Kunth). Evidence-Based Complement Altern Med. 2013;2013:734824, 7 pages. (IF:2.629)

23.      Mogana R, Wiart C. Canarium L . : A Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review. J Pharm Res. 2011;4(8):2482–2489.

24.      Mogana R, Bradshaw TD, Khoo TJ, Wiart C. In Vitro Antitumor potential of Canarium patentinervium Miq. Acad J Cancer Res. 2011;4(1):1–4.

25.      Mogana R, Teng-Jin K, Wiart C. In Vitro Antimicrobial, Antioxidant Activities and Phytochemical Analysis of Canarium patentinervium Miq. from Malaysia. Biotechnol Res Int. 2011;2011:768673. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21776395.

26.      A Nematollahi , N Aminimoghadamfarouj , M Rajagopal , TJ Khoo CW. The first antibacterial activity report of three selected Malaysian rainforest medicinal plants. Planta Med. 2011;77-PL9. doi:doi10.1055/s-0031-1282658 (IF: 2.494)

27.      Wiart C, Mogana S, Khalifah S, m.fl. Antimicrobial screening of plants used for traditional medicine in the state of Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. Fitoterapia. 2004;75(1):68–73. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0367326X03002089. (IF: 2.642)

28.     Wiart, C., A. Kumar, R. Mogana, AW Norhanom, oS. Kasturi. Screening of tropical rain forest of Malaysia (Perak) for in vitro anticancer activities. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants.2000; 1(1/2):6–10. (ISSN: 1511-8525).

29.     Wiart, C., A. Kumar, R. Mogana, F. Patricia, K. Rohaya, Y. Ashril, AW Norhanom.  Preliminary invitro pharmacological evaluation of tropical rain forest plants of Malaysia.2000;  J.Pharm Pharmaceutical Sci 3(1):205

30.     R. Mogana, Wiart C, och Kumar A.In vitro cytotoxic activity of medicinal Araliaceae against KB cells. Mogana R, Wiart C, Kumar A. 2000; Asia Pacific Journal of Pharmacology. (ISSN: 0217-9687).

 

Conferences

  1. MPS-National Pharmacists Convention 2021, 8th-11st July 2021, Malaysia
  2. Webinar Future Development Programme on Trend and Advancement of Pharmaceutical Sciences, “Transformational Virtual Learning:   Higher Education During COVID-19”, Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, 10 - 13 June 2020

  3. Webinar Innovation & Technology Developments in Pharmaceutical Sciences, “Future of Pharmacy in the 4th Industrial Revolution”, CMR College of Pharmacy, 15 June 2020
  4. IRCPAS; International Research Conference on Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences, 7-8th March 2020, Malaysia
  5. International Conference on Natural Products and Human Health, 27-29th Feb 2020, Deshbandhu College Delhi & Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU)
  6. Met-I-Con 2019; International Conference on Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technologies, 15-16th February 2019, Maharasthra India
  7. International Conference Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Healthcare, 30-31st Oct 2018, MGR University Chennai, India
  8. International Conference on Global Scenario In Pharmaceutical Industrial and Academic Research, 26-27th May 2018, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam University Indore, India
  9. SIAP Conference; Shaping the Malaysian Industry Towards the 4th Industry Revolution, 23rd May 2017, Le Quadri Hotel

Journal Reviewer

  1. Journal Natural Products Communication
  2. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
  3. Natural Products Research
  4. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  5. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Invited/Guest Speaker

  • Invited speaker Healthcare News 2021:
    • Astro News 25/9/21 830pm; “Roles of Pharmacist in COVID19 pandemic to endemic & Why to buy COVID19 self-test kit form community pharmacies and private healthcare facilities”
    • Bernama TV 18/8/21 830pm; Standards of Masks & Public Awareness for Protection against COVID19
    • Astro News 14/8/21 830pm; “Rational use of drugs”
    • Astro News 7/8/21 830pm; “National shortage of Drugs”
    • Astro News 31/7/21 830pm; “Illegal sales of ivermectin”
    • Astro News 11/6/21 830pm; “Status of Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID19”
  • Scientific Chairperson of National Pharmacist Convention 2021 -MPS
  • Invited speaker for Webinar Future Development Programme on Trend and Advancement of Pharmaceutical Sciences, “Transformational Virtual Learning:   Higher Education During COVID-19”, Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, 10 - 13 June 2020
  • Invited speaker for Webinar Innovation & Technology Developments in Pharmaceutical Sciences, “Future of Pharmacy in the 4th Industrial Revolution”, CMR College of Pharmacy, 15 June 2020
  • Invited speaker at the Preconference Workshop “Issues and Challenges For the Development of Phytopharmaceutical Drug”- “The Malaysian Phytopharmaceutical Industry in the new Millenium: Issues and Challenges”, 26th Feb 2020, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU);
  • Invited speaker at the International Conference on Natural Products and Human Health, 27-29th Feb 2020, Deshbandhu College Delhi & Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU)
  • Invited speaker at the International Conference Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Healthcare, 30-31st Oct 2018, MGR University Chennai, India
  • Invited speaker at the International Conference on Global Scenario In Pharmaceutical Industrial and Academic Research, “Generic Medicines in the Malaysian pharmaceutical market: Driving force and challenges?” 26-27th May 2018, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam University Indore, India
  • Panel guest For HBO-VICE Documentary on ‘Antibiotic Research from Tropical Plants’ aired on April 2015
  • Guest Speaker at the Medicine and Pharmacy Day – “Pharmacy – the Impact on Healthcare” on 17th June 2017 (Saturday), The Grand Paragon JB
  • Guest speaker at the Professional Career  Forum; ‘Pharmacy –Influencing Global Healthcare’ on 5 March 2016 (Saturday), South Wing Campus, UCSI University
  • Speaker at the International Drug Development Workshop: From Bench to Bedside to Marketing on 6th August 2016, Le Quadri Ballroom North Wing UCSI University (Herbal Medicine for Hepatocellular Carcinoma).
  • Guest speaker at the Professional Career Forum; ‘Pharmacy –Influencing Global Healthcare’ on 5 March 2016 (Saturday), South Wing Campus, UCSI University.
  •  Panel guest For HBO-VICE Documentary on ‘Antibiotic Research from Tropical Plants’ aired on April 2015
  • Guest speaker at the Pharmacy career option talk entitled “Community Pharmacy as a Career” 2014, 2015 UCSI University
  • Speaker at the Graduate School Presentation Nottingham Malaysia 2013, “Scopoletin the potential anti-inflammatory?’

Awards and Recognitions

Awards (Selected)

  • Special Award Asia Invention Creativity Association 2021
  • Gold Medal WIC World Invention Innovation Contest Seoul Korea 2021
  • Venus International Woman Award 2021
  • Award of Merit by The Malaysia-Croatia Technology Exchange 2021
  • Association of British Inventors and Innovators Award 2021
  • MTE 2021 Gold Medal award  
  • ITEX 2020 Silver Medal
  • MTEX Merit Award 2020, 20-22nd Feb 2020 Silver Medal

Recognition

  • Education Chapter Malaysian Pharmacist Society Co-Chair 2021-2023
  • Technical Committee member (Pharmacy Board Malaysia) for Entry Qualification B.Pharm
  • Scientific Chair Malaysian Pharmacist Convention 2021
  • Review Editor in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
  • Technical Committee member under Pharmacy Board Malaysia for Entry Qualification B.Pharm 2019-2022
  • Auditor for the Malaysia Academy of Pharmacy
  • Scientific committee for National Pharmacist Convention 2020
  • Committee member of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Chapter of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society 2019

Networks and Collaborations on Research

  1. Advisor to NextTx Sdn Bhd Malaysia
  2. Collaboration with SME: Antidiabetic activity of Formulation in streptozocin induced diabetic rat model
  3. Research collaborations with UM (Dept of Microbiology), University of Nottingham Malaysia, UPM, UITM and FRIM
  4. Collaboration with Natural Wellness Sdn Bhd
  5. International Collaborations with University of Wailalak Thailand, Nihon Pharmaceutical University Japan

Editorial Board Member

  • Treasurer in The Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy 
  • Review Editor in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
  • Editorial Board Member of Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy 2021

Community engagement

  1. Advisor for PharmCare Community project 2019
  2. Advisor for Know Your Medicine Campaign 2018-2019 in collaboration with MOH at UCSI University
  3. Counsellor for Annual Public Health Campaign 2017 Know your Medicine at Sri Cendekia Flats, Cheras on the 15th July.
  4. Counsellor for Annual Public Health Campaign 2016 Mental Health at Hatten Square, Melaka from 23-24th July.
  5. Counselor for Annual Public Health Campaign 2015 Cancer Awareness at Giant Bandar Kinrara Mall, Puchong 25-26th July