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Radiah Bt. Abdul Ghani

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
  • Master of Science in Physiology - Masters Degree, University of Liverpool
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies - Post Graduate Diploma, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Sciece with Education (Biology) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Radiah Bt. Abdul Ghani (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Other's position:

Deputy Dean, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences

Expert Profile

Radiah Abdul Ghani graduated from University Technology Malaysia in Biology with Education and was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer in IIUM in 2004 before moving to the University of Liverpool for her MSc in Physiology. She then graduated with Ph.D in Pharmacology from University of Aberdeen in 2012, under  supervision of Professor Heather M Wallace. She studied the polyamine transport system as a potential of effective drug delivery to cancer cells using a series of drug-polyamine conjugates as in vitro model. She had been awarded bursaries and travel grants by British Toxicological Society and Biochemical Society to attend prestigious conferences in European countries. She is currently an active member of British Toxicological Society, Malaysian Association for Cancer Research, and Malaysian Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.
Radiah is enthusiastically involved in research  which aims to facilitate scientific excellence in the discovery and understanding the alternative strategy for cancer prevention using natural products and prophetic medicine. Her research interest includes the mechanism of cell death and the role of polyamines in chemoprevention pathway. In addition to this, she also has great interest in health promotion and knowledge transfer initiative related to maternal and infant's health, especially breastfeeding  and allergic reaction in infants. She also love to explore the integration of islamic perspective in physiology and pharmacology as subjects of interest in her teaching. Currently, she is the Principle Investigator and co-researcher for various research projects funded by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Among her significant achievements are the recipient of High Impact Responsible Research Award  at university level in 2021; Gold Medal in ITEX2021 and Gold Medal in InnoCreative teaching and learning competition in 2022. Presently, Dr Radiah is an Associate Professor at Department of Biomedical Science and serves as Deputy Dean of Student Development & Community Engagement at Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences.

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacology ~ Clinical Pharmacology

Professional Membership

  • 2021 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysian Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (MBfPC)
  • 2021 - 2024: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysian Association for Cancer Research (MACR)
  • 2021 - 2025: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Persatuan Saintis Muslim Malaysia (PERINTIS)
  • 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Associate Member), Majlis Profesor Negara

Research Projects

2021 - 2023 Kelulut Propolis Extraction Made Easy ? Training of Trigona Propolis extraction using easy and economical method for local apiculture small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
2020 - 2022 Transferring Knowledge to Breastfeeding Support Group in Pahang: Perceived Insufficient Milk (PIM) through Home-Based Education Tool
2019 - 2023 `Mati Putik? (Female Sexual Dysfunction): Formulation for Healing based on Malay Medical Manuscript Analysis
2018 - 2019 Transferring Knowledge to Breastfeeding PC in Pahang: Towards Reduction of Allergic Reaction Among Infants Through Selection of Maternal Diet
2018 - 2020 Transferring knowledge on childhood sexual abuse to kindergarten teachers
2015 - 2018 Structural changes and molecular mechanisms of bone remodeling in two different regions of subchondral bone during early osteoarthritis
2015 - 2018 The Nutritional Composition of Breast Milk and Prophetic Foods Consumption Among Nursing Mothers in Kuantan, Pahang
2014 - 2017 Paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) and Hepatotoxicity: Bridging the Gap in the Mechanism of Atherosclerosis in Chronic Organic Arsenic Exposure
2013 - 2018 Polyamine Sulfur Conjugates: A Paradigm for Selective Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells via Polyamine Transport System
2013 - 2015 Screening For Dominant Expressed Spliced Isoforms of NY-FA and NY-FC in Leukemic Cell Lines
2013 - 2016 Investigation of Polyamines as Chemopreventive Agent in Selected Prophetic Food Plants in Human Colon Cancer-Derived Metastatic SW620 Cells
2013 - 2016 Study on Cancer Prevention Strategy by Punica Granatum Extract: The Role of Polyamines in Regulating Cell Cycle and Cell Death in Human Lung Carcinoma A549 Cells
2012 - 2015 Factors Influence Breastfeeding Practice Among Various Ethnic Mothers in East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia
2011 - 2014 RU 2011 - The cytotoxicity effect and mode of cell death induced by polyamine anthracene conjugates in human colon cancer cells.
2021 - Present The Role of Polyamines in Chemoprevention Strategy of Cloves (Syzygium Aromaticum) in Doxorubicin-Resistant Liver Cancer Cells
2019 - Present Evaluation of sound therapy intervention for emotional regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children using suppression Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) and Auditory-Sensory Gating tests (Project 2)

Award & Recognition

28 Oct, 2022 Gold Medal, International Putra InnoCreative Poster Competition - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) National
16 Jul, 2021 IIUM Takrim Day Award 2021 (High Impact Responsible Research Award) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
30 Jun, 2021 KAHS Top 10 Contributors to Kulliyyah's Research Performance 2021 - Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences KCDIO
20 Nov, 2020 ITEX 2020 Gold Medal - Malaysian Invention and Design Society International
30 Oct, 2020 Silver Medal, International Putra InnoCreative Poster Competition 2020 - Universiti Putra Malaysia International
30 Jun, 2020 IIUM Takrim Month 2020 (Special Recognition as IIUM Frontliner during Pandemic) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
07 Sep, 2018 Recipient of ProGrant Thailand 2018 Sponsorship - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) International
25 Nov, 2016 Supervisor Award (Graduate On Time) - Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences KCDIO
20 Aug, 2014 Academic Staff Excellent Award 2013 - Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences University
30 Jun, 2014 Academic Staff Excellent Award - Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences KCDIO
27 Jun, 2014 Bronze Medal IRIEE 2014 - IIUM University