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Zunariah Bt. Buyong

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)

Zunariah Bt. Buyong (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE


drzuna@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile




Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Anatomy ~ Histology


Professional Membership


  • 1996: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysian Medical Council
  • 2009: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life Member), Microscopy Society Malaysia
  • 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life Member), Malaysian Anatomical Society


Teaching Responsibilities


BMS & GENERAL ORL-HNS ROTATION 2022/2023
BODY REACTION TO PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL AGENTS 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2010/2011
BODY REACTIONS TO PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL AGENTS 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
CARDIOVASCULAR, RESPIRATORY AND HAEMOPOIETIC SYSTEMS 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
CARDIOVASCULAR, RESPIRATORY, BLOOD AND BLOOD FORMING ORGANS 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012
CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY 2018/2019
DEVELOPMENTAL ANATOMY 2018/2019
DISSERTATION 2014/2015
General Laboratory Techniques and Instrumentations 2022/2023 2021/2022
GROSS ANATOMY 2021/2022 2018/2019 2013/2014 2012/2013
INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY 2015/2016
MEDICAL LABORATORY INSTRUMENTATION 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY 2021/2022 2018/2019 2014/2015 2011/2012
NORMAL RESPONSE & PROCESS TO DISEASED STATE 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2014/2015 2011/2012
NORMAL RESPONSE AND PROCESS TO DISEASED STATE 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
NORMAL STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF HUMAN CELL, TISSUE & BODY SYSTEM 2016/2017
NORMAL STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN CELL, TISSUE & BODY SYSTEM 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2012/2013 2011/2012
NORMAL STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN CELL, TISSUE & BODY SYSTEMS 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
RESEARCH (DATA COLLECTION) 2014/2015 2012/2013
RESEARCH (LITERATURE REVIEW) 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2013/2014
RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2014/2015 2013/2014
STRUCTURE & FUNCTION IN NORMAL & DISEASED STATES & BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
THE ALIMENTARY AND HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEMS 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2014/2015 2012/2013 2011/2012
THE ENDOCRINE, REPRODUCTIVE AND URINARY SYSTEMS 2021/2022 2020/2021
THE ENDOCRINE, REPRODUCTIVE URINARY SYSTEMS 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
THE LOCOMOTOR AND NERVOUS SYSTEMS 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2010/2011
THESIS 2014/2015


Research Projects


Completed
2014 - 2017 Paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) and Hepatotoxicity: Bridging the Gap in the Mechanism of Atherosclerosis in Chronic Organic Arsenic Exposure
2012 - 2016 Pre-Clinical Evaluations of Malaysian-Made "Osteopaste" an Injectable Self-Hardened Synthetic Bone Cement
2011 - 2014 RU 2011 -Study of demographic, clinical data and biomaterial collection of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients in Pahang.
2007 - 2011 A Histological and Ultrastructural Study on Bone Formation in Posterolateral Intertransverse Lumbar Spinal Fusion: A Novel Use for a Locally Produced Bone Graft Substitute
On-Going
2022 - Present Understanding the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory role of tualang honey in weight reduction and changes to gut microbiota in diet-induced obese rats.
2020 - Present Understanding the Effect of Vitamin A (Retinoic Acid) on Liver Histopathological and Ultrastructural Changes in High Cholesterol Diet Induced Rat?s Steatosis.
2020 - Present Effect of Vitamin A (retinoic acid) on serum, liver biochemical parameters and diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 (DGAT2) expression in High Cholesterol Diet-Induced Rat's Steatosis
2015 - Present The Role of DNA Repair Gene Inhibition on Chronic Arsenic- Induced Liver Sinusoidal Cells Damage.


Award & Recognition


22 Feb, 2020 Republic of Croatia International Award of Merit. Bone-graft Interface in New Zealand White Rabbits Model: A Novel Malaysian-made Biomaterial, Osteopaste - The Malaysia-Croatia Technology Exchange 2020. International
22 Feb, 2020 Silver Medal. Bone-graft Interface in New Zealand White Rabbits Model: A Novel Malaysian-made Biomaterial, Osteopaste - Malaysia Technology Expo 2020 International
20 Dec, 2019 Best Poster Award (Life Science Category). Chronic Exposure of Low Dose Organic Arsenic Induced Microscopic Changes in Rats Kidney - Microscopy Society Malaysia National
23 Oct, 2019 Second Place Poster Presentation. The Effect of Chronic Low Dose Organic Arsenic Exposure on Inflammatory Genes Expression in Rats Kidney. Kuantan Research Day 2019 - International Islamic University Malaysia University
09 Oct, 2019 Second Place Oral Presentation. Effects of Chronic Organic Arsenic Exposure on Rats Kidney - Light Microscopy and Electron Microscopy Study. Medical Research Symposium 2019 - International Islamic University Malaysia University
18 Apr, 2019 Gold Medal. In vivo Performance of Injectable Self-hardened Synthetic Bone Cement (Osteopaste) as a Filler for Bone Defects - Ministry of International Trade and Industry, SIRIM, Pusat STEM Negara National
24 Feb, 2018 Bronze Medal. Injectable Self-hardened Synthethic Bone Cement (Osteopaste) as a Filler for Bone Defects: A Histological Result from Experimental Study in New Zealand White Rabbits Tibia - Malaysia Technology Expo 2018 International
24 Feb, 2018 Bronze Medal. Model of Critical Size Defect in New Zealand White Rabbits Tibia - Malaysia Technology Expo 2018 International
16 Feb, 2017 Merit Award. Histological Evaluation of Hydroxyapatite Granules with and without Platelet-Rich Plasma versus an Autologous Bone Graft - Malaysia Technology Expo 2017 International
14 Feb, 2015 Silver Award. Pre-Clinical In Vivo Evaluation of Malaysian-Made Osteopaste. An Injectable Self-Hardened Synthetic Bone Cement in Critical Size Bone Defects - Malaysia Technology Expo 2015 International
13 Jun, 2014 Bronze Medal. Model of a Critical Size Defect in the New Zealand Rabbits Tibia. IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE 2014) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
08 Oct, 2011 Best Student Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences). IIUM 27th Convocation 2011 - International Islamic University Malaysia University
10 Feb, 2011 Silver Medal. Potential Application of Hydroxyapatite Granules In Posterolateral Intertransverse Lumbar Spinal Fusion. IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE 2011) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
12 Feb, 2010 Bronze Medal. New Approach for Lumbar Surgery in Rabbit - Malaysia Technology Expo 2010 International
27 Jan, 2010 Bronze Medal. Posterolateral Lumbar Spinal Fusion in the New Zealand White Rabbit Model: A Lateral Approach. IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE 2010) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
27 Jan, 2010 Bronze Medal. Production of Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma From an Animal Model.IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE 2010) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
27 Jan, 2010 Bronze Medal. The Effect of Hydroxyapatite Granules and Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma in Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion. IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE 2010) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
01 Sep, 2005 Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2004 - Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pahang, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia State
14 Sep, 2004 Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2003 - Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Terengganu, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia State
01 Sep, 2002 Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2001 - Jabatan Kesihatan Nageri Terengganu, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia State


Publications


Article

2021 Histopathological changes in chronic low dose organic arsenic exposure in rats kidney. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 20 (1) pp. 91-98
2021 Progressive hepatic histopathological changes in high cholesterol diet induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease model. International journal of allied health sciences, 5 (1) pp. 2181
2021 The effect of retinoic acid on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) model. IIUM Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, 3 (Supplement 1) pp. 36
2020 Chronic low dose organic arsenic induced liver structural damage. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 19 (1) pp. 37-44
2019 Effects of chronic organic arsenic exposure on rats kidney - light microscopy and electron microscopy study. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 18 (2 (Supplementary)) pp. 41
2019 Effects of Eurycoma longifolia Jack on chronic hypoperfusion-induced oxidative damage and memory deficit in rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 9 (4) pp. 77-81
2019 The effect of low dose organic arsenic exposure on inflammatory genes expression in rat’s kidney. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (3) pp. 845
2019 The relation between retinoids and non-alcoholic fatty liver: a review. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (3 Special Issue) pp. 805
2018 Chronic organic arsenic induced liver ultra structural damage. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Supplementary Issue No 1) pp. 37-37
2018 Cytotoxicity and antifungal properties of hydroxychavicol against trichophyton rubrum. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (1) pp. 31-36
2018 Model of critical size defect in the New Zealand White rabbit's tibia. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (1) pp. 13-18
2018 Neuroprotective effect of oral administration of Trigonella Foenum-Graecum on chronic cerebral hypoperfusion in rat model. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Supplementary Issue 1) pp. 48-48
2018 Topographical changes of rat's colonic mucosal after chronic arsenic exposure - A scanning electron microscopy study. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Supplementary Issue No 1) pp. 32-32
2017 Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cell (LSEC) isolation following a liver perfusion technique. The International Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 16 (Supp. 1) pp. 27
2017 The illustration of a rat large intestine: a model for the effect of carcinogens. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 16 (Supp. 1) pp. 28
2017 Ultra-Morphological Changes of Trichophyton Rubrum Treated with Hydroxychavicol. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 16 (2) pp. 65-71
2016 A review of hydroxyapatite-based coating techniques: Sol-gel and electrochemical depositions on biocompatible metals. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 57 () pp. 95-108
2016 Anatomical variations of the anterior communicating artery complex: a multidetector CT angiographic study. International Medical Journal Malaysia ( IMJM), 15 (Supplementary Issue No.1) pp. 51-51
2016 Comparison of ex-vivo x-ray changes in different groups of injectable biomaterials (JectOS, MIIG®X3, Osteopaste) in critical size defect of rabbit tibia bone. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (Supplementary Issue) pp. 60-60
2016 Determination of ultra-morphological changes of trichophyton rubrum treated with hydroxychavicol. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, () pp.
2016 Histological evaluation of hydroxyapatite granules with and without platelet-rich plasma versus an autologous bone graft : comparative study of biomaterials used for spinal fusion in a New Zealand white rabbit model. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 16 (4) pp. 422-429
2016 Model of a critical size defect in the New Zealand White rabbit’s tibia. The International Medical Journal Malaysia ( IMJM ), 15 (Supplement Issue) pp. 43
2016 Organic arsenical exposures stimulates atheroscleorosis through oxidative stress increase and adhesion molecule expression. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 6 (11) pp. 040-051
2016 The In Vivo study of metal injection moulding 316L stainless steel fracture fixation plate. Advanced Materials Research, 1133 () pp. 95-98
2015 A study of the arterial variations in the popliteal regions, are they symmetrical or not?. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 14 (supp.) pp. 8
2015 Atherosclerosis in chronic organic arsenic (monosodium methylarsonate) exposure. The Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 37 (2) pp. 188-188
2014 Paraoxonase-1 (PON1): bridging the organophosphate exposure to atherosclerosis. The Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 36 () pp. 76-77
2012 Posterolateral intertransverse lumbar arthrodesis in the New Zealand white rabbit model: The illustration of an alternative surgical approach. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 1 (2) pp. 19-22
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Chronic exposure of low-dose organic arsenic induced oxidative stress injury on the rats kidney. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Decrease in liver enzymes activities and liver toxicity of chronic low dose Monosodium Methylarsonate (MSMA) in the rat animal model. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021,
2021 Scanning and transmission electron microscope changes in liver sinusoidal endothelial cells of monosodium methylarsonate (MSMA)-exposed rats. In: 29th Scientific Conference of Microscopy Society Malaysia 2021,
2020 Bone-graft interface in New Zealand White rabbit’s model: a novel Malaysian-made biomaterial, “osteopaste”. In: Malaysia Terchnology Expo 2020,
2020 The effect of low dose organic arsenic exposure on inflammatory genes expression in rat’s kidney. In: Kuantan Research Day 2019,
2019 Bone-graft interface in New Zealand White rabbit’s model: a novel Malaysian-made biomaterial, “osteopaste”. In: 28th Scientific Conference of Microscopy Society Malaysia,
2019 Chronic exposure of low dose organic arsenic induced microscopic changes in rat’s kidney. In: 28th Scientific Conference of Microscopy Society Malaysia,
2019 Chronic low dose organic arsenic induced liver structural damage. In: 28th Scientific Conference of the Microscopy Society Malaysia 2019,
2019 Effects of chronic organic arsenic exposure on rats kidney - light microscopy and electron microscopy study. In: 5th Medical Research Symposium 2019,
2019 In vivo performance of injectable self-hardened synthetic bone cement (osteopaste) as a filler for bone defects. In: SIRIM Invention, Innovation & Technology Expo (SI2TE) 2019,
2019 Low-dose organic arsenic exposure causes chronological changes in colonic mucosa: scanning electron microscopy findings. In: 28th Scientific Conference of the Microscopy Society Malaysia 2019,
2018 Injectable self-hardened synthethic bone cement (Osteopaste) as a filler for bone defects: A histological result from experimental study in New Zealand white rabbit's tibia. In: Malaysia Technology Expo 2018,
2018 Injectable self-hardened synthetic bone cement (osteopaste) as a filler for bone defects: A histological result from experimental study in New Zealand White rabbit's tibia. In: 48th Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting/Annual General Meeting 2018,
2018 Model of critical size defect in New Zealand white rabbit's tibia. In: Malaysia Technology Expo 2018,
2017 Electron microscopic changes of the liver following exposure to organic arsenic. In: 2nd International Anatomical and Biomedical Scientific Conference 2017 (IABS),
2017 Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSEC) isolation from rat's liver. In: 2nd International Anatomical and Biomedical Scientific Conference 2017 (IABS),
2017 Preliminary in vivo evaluation of bone healing in critical size bone defects implanted with an injectable calcium-phosphate bone cement (Osteopaste). In: Medical Research Symposium 2017,
2017 The illustration of a rat large intestine: a model for the effect of carcinogens. In: Medical Research Symposium 2017,
2015 Chronic Monosodium Methylarsonate (MSMA) exposure induces oxidation of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and early atherosclerosis development. In: International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST 2015) - ‘Frontiers in Biotechnology’,
2015 Model of a critical size defect in the New Zealand white rabbit’s tibia. In: 45th Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2015,
2015 Pre-clinical in vivo evaluation of Malaysian-made “osteopaste” – an injectable self-hardened synthetic bone cement in critical size bone defects. In: 45th Malaysian Orthopaedic Association: Annual Scientific Meeting ,
2015 Pre-clinical in vivo evaluation of Malaysian-made östeopaste"- an injectable self-hardened synthetic bone cement in critical size bone defects. In: Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE 2015),
2014 Model of a critical size defect in New Zealand white rabbits Tibia. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2014 (IRIIE2014),
2014 The in vivo studies of injection moulded 316l stainless steel fracture fixation plate. In: K.A.H.S. Research Week 2014,
2013 Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) study of rats aorta exposed to chlorpyrifos (CPF). In: 22nd Scientific Conference of the Microscopy Society Malaysia,
2012 Application of hydroxyapatite granules in posterolateral intertransverse lumbar spinal fusion. In: International Conference on Nanotechnology, ICONT 2012,
2010 Bone formation at posterolateral intertransverse lumbar fusion. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),
2010 Posterolateral lumbar spinal fusion in the New Zealand white rabbit model: surgical techniques. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),
2010 Production of autologous platelet-rich plasma from an animal model. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2010,
2009 Different effect of hydroxyapatite granules in posterolateral spinal fusion in New Zealand white rabbit: a preliminary result. In: Combined Meeting of 39th Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting & Annual Congress of The World Society for Endoscopic, Navigated & Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery,
Book

2017 The effect of chlorpyrifos on the aorta. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-731-6
Monograph

2019 The role of DNA repair gene inhibition on chronic arsenic-induced liver sinusoidal cells damage. In: ,