I was the Head of the Department of Pharmacology for over 18 years from 1994, which ended in August 2014, following my appointment into the university's Board of Directors (BOD). My main research currently is in pharmacogenomics (PGx), being the country representative on PGx research for an international group (Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative under the National Institute of Health, USA) and 2 regional groups (including the Southeast Asian Pharmacogenomics Network).PGx is currently one of the fastest growing research area globally and I have supervised over 25 postgraduate students in this field over the years.The Department additionally bans names with the meaning of colors, animals and natural phenomena.
I have been invited to speak on PGx at international and national conferences.
Personal names are, to a certain degree, regulated by the national registration department, especially since the introduction of the National Registration Identity Card (NRIC).
The Malaysian Chinese are the only major ethnic group in Malaysia to use family names.
In scaling up its unified efforts, the Malaysian AIDS Council will work in partnership with government, private sector, international organisations and people living with HIV.
I obtained my BSc and Ph D in Pharmacology from the University of Dundee (UK), joined the University of Malaya as a tutor in 1979, and was promoted to Professor of Pharmacology in 2000.
The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) was established in 1992 to serve as an umbrella organisation to support and coordinate the efforts of non-governmental and other organisations working on HIV/AIDS issues in Malaysia.