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Associate Professor Dr. Mogana Sundari A/P Rajagopal

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)
Natural products derived formulations for skin disorders and pigmentation control
Dual inhibition of COX-2/5-LOX & inflammatory bioactive markers
Natural products derived polyherbal formulations and their evidence based research
Professional Bodies

  1. Treasurer of the Asian Society of Pharmacognosy since 2016- present
  2. Member of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) since 2001 (MMPS reg no: 3244).
  3. Member of the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology.

Research

Research project

Grants

Collaboration

Status

Standardization and The Mechanism of Action of Polyherbal Formulation MM-15 for Primary Dysmenorrhea

Ministry of Education Malaysia (MoE) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme

FRGS/1/2019/WAB07/UCSI/02/1

UiTM

UPM

FRIM

On-going

Novel Acinetobacter baumanii antibiotic potentiator from Kitabalia sp, Diospyros sp., and Litsea sp.

Ministry of Education Malaysia (MoE) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme

FRGS/1/2018/WAB07/UNIM/02/1

UM

University of Nottingham

FRIM

On-going

Phytochemical investigation and pharmacological activities of Passiflora incarnata

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

Proj-In-FPS-027

 

Iraq

On-going

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

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

Proj-2019-In-FPS-021

 

On-going

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

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

Proj-2019-In-FPS-028

 

UiTM

UPM

On-going

Evaluation of the Utilization and Provision of the Written Medicine Information (WMI) among Consumers, Community Pharmacist and Private General Practitioners in Klang Valley, Malaysia

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

Proj-In-FPS-014

 

 

On-going

Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity against Multidrug Resistance (MDR) Bacteria by the Fractions of Canarium patentinervium Miq. and Artabotrys suaveolens (Blume)

 

UM

Completed

Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antioxidant effect of the Methanolic Fractions of the Leaves of Artabotrys suaveolens 

 

University of Nottingham

Completed

In vitro 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and cyclooxygenase-II (COX-2 enzyme evaluation of the leaves and barks of Artabotrys suaveolens (Blume)

 

University of Nottingham

Completed

 

Supervision:

PhD students (Current)

  • Najwan Khaleel Jubair Jubair
  • Por Choo Shiuan
  • Omar Waleed Abduljaleel Albasri
  • Yasir Kadhim Mahdi Mahdi
  • Aya Yaseen Mahmood Alabdal

 

Master students (Completed)

  • Nithya A/P Palani (2018)
  • Mooi Xin Yi (2018)
  • Alice Ew Shu Min (2018)
  • Hee Mei Qi (2018)

 

Undergraduate students (Current)

  • Tan Lee Fang
  • Yap Vi Lien

 

Undergraduate students (Completed)

  • 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.  R. Mogana, A. Adhikari, M. N. Tzar, R. Ramliza, och C. Wiart, ”Antibacterial activities of the extracts , fractions and isolated compounds from Canarium patentinervium Miq . against bacterial clinical isolates”, BMC Complement. Med. Ther., vol. 5, s. 1–11, 2020 (IF: 2.479)
  2. R. Mogana and C. Wiart, “Canarium L.: A Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review,” J. Pharm. Res., vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 2482–2489, 2011. (ISSN: 0974-6943). Scopus Indexed
  3. A Nematollahi , N Aminimoghadamfarouj , M Rajagopal , TJ Khoo, C.Wiart, “The first antibacterial activity report of three selected Malaysian rainforest medicinal plants,” Planta Med, vol. 77–PL9, 2011. (ISSN: 0032-0943, IF: 2.494).
  4. R. Mogana and C. Wiart, “Anti-Inflammatory, Anticholinesterase, and Antioxidant Potential of Scopoletin Isolated from Canarium patentinervium Miq. (Burseraceae Kunth),” Evidence-Based Complement. Altern. Med., vol. 2013, p. 734824, 7 pages, 2013. (ISSN: 1741-427X, IF: 2.175).
  5. R. Mogana, K. Teng-Jin, and C. Wiart, “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., vol. 2013, pp. 1–8, 2013 (ISRN: 2090-9403). PubMed.
  6. R. Mogana, A. Adhikari, S. Debnath, S. Hazra, B. Hazra, K. Teng-Jin, and C. Wiart, “The antiacetylcholinesterase and antileishmanial activities of Canarium patentinervium Miq.,Biomed Res Int.,vol 2014, p. 903529, 2014. (ISSN: 2314-6133, IF: 2.583).
  7. Kok Kwan Tan, Teng Jing Khoo, Mogana Rajagopal & Christophe Wiart (2017): Antibacterial alkaloids from Artabotrys crassifolius Hook.f. & Thomson, Natural Product Research: Formerly Natural Product Letters, DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2015.1013954 [ISSN: 1478-6419 (Print), 1478-6427 (Online), IF: 1.928).
  8. R.Mogana, T.Bradshaw, K.Teng–Jin and C.Wiart (2018): Anticancer constituents from Canarium patentinervium Miq., Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy. Vol 2 (1), p 13-20.
  9. Michelle Ooi Yi Ching, Sasikala Chinnappan, Mogana Rajagopal (2019): In vitro anti-motility and antispasmodic effects of Garcinia mangostana extracts in isolated chicken ileum preparation Michelle. Int J Res Pharm Sci, 10:1444–1447.
  10. Kumar, Mukesh, Dharmendra Kumara, Mogana R, Yadu Nandan Dey, och Ranjit Singh. 2020. ”Anxiolytic activity of methanolic extract of Erythrina variegata Linn. leaves in Wistar rats”. Research in Pharmacy and Health Sciences 05(04):205–8.

Conferences

  1. International Conference Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Healthcare, 30-31st Oct 2018, MGR University Chennai, India
  2. International Conference on Global Scenario In Pharmaceutical Industrial and Academic Research, 26-27th May 2018, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam University Indore, India
  3. 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. Emerging Issues in Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
  3. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
  4. Natural Products Research
  5. Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology 
  6. Annual Research & Review in Biology
  7. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Invited/Guest Speaker

  1. Invited speaker at the International Conference Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Healthcare, 30-31st October 2018 at MGR University, India
  2. Invited speaker at the International Conference on Global Scenario In Pharmaceutical Industrial and Academic Research, 26-27th May 2018, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam University Indore, India
  3. Panel guest For HBO Vice Documentary on ‘Antibiotic Research from Tropical Plants’ aired on April 2015
  4. Guest Speaker at the Medicine and Pharmacy Day – “Pharmacy – the Impact on Healthcare” on 17th June 2017 (Saturday), The Grand Paragon JB
  5. Guest speaker at the Professional Career Forum; ‘Pharmacy –Influencing Global Healthcare’ on 5 March 2016 (Saturday), South Wing Campus, UCSI University
  6. International Drug Workshop 2016- Committee member for secretariat; case speaker
  7. Guest speaker at the Pharmacy career option talk entitled “Community Pharmacy as a Career” 2014, 2015 UCSI University
  8. Speaker at the Graduate School Presentation Nottingham Malaysia 2013, “Scopoletin the potential anti-inflammatory?’
  9. Contribution in the Dialogue session between Pharmacists organized by Jabatan Kesihatan WP 2009
  10. Conducted internal lectures and training for nutritionist graduates in accordance to Guardian Nutritionist Development program for 2 consecutive years 2004, 2005
  11. Have trained numerous pharmacist and provisional registered pharmacist past 16 years in community pharmacy and professional pharmacy practice. 

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Technical Committee member under Pharmacy Board Malaysia for Entry Qualification B.Pharm 2019-2022
  2. Auditor for the Malaysia Academy of Pharmacy
  3. Scientific committee for National Pharmacist Convention 2020
  4. Committee member of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Chapter of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society 2019
  5. Invited speaker at the Preconference Workshop “Issues and Challenges For the Development of Phytopharmaceutical Drug”, 26th Feb 2020, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU)
  6. 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)
  7. Invited speaker at the International Conference Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Healthcare, 30-31st Oct 2018, MGR University Chennai, India
  8. Invited speaker at the International Conference on Global Scenario In Pharmaceutical Industrial and Academic Research, 26-27th May 2018, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam University Indore, India
  9. Guest Speaker at the Medicine and Pharmacy Day – “Pharmacy – the Impact on Healthcare” on 17th June 2017 (Saturday), The Grand Paragon JB
  10. Guest speaker at the Professional Career  Forum; ‘Pharmacy –Influencing Global Healthcare’ on 5 March 2016 (Saturday), South Wing Campus, UCSI University
  11. 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).
  12. Guest speaker at the Professional Career Forum; ‘Pharmacy –Influencing Global Healthcare’ on 5 March 2016 (Saturday), South Wing Campus, UCSI University.
  13.  Panel guest For HBO-VICE Documentary on ‘Antibiotic Research from Tropical Plants’ aired on April 2015
  14. Guest speaker at the Pharmacy career option talk entitled “Community Pharmacy as a Career” 2014, 2015 UCSI University
  15. Speaker at the Graduate School Presentation Nottingham Malaysia 2013, “Scopoletin the potential anti-inflammatory?’

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

Editorial Board Member

  • The Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy 

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