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PhD projects

1. Elucidating the Effect of Vitamin E Tocotrienol-Rich Fraction in Preventing Chronic Unpredictable Stress-Induced Male Reproductive Deficit Sprague–Dawley Rat. 2. Elucidating the semen quality and the potential biomarker of young men’s reproductive health: A cross sectional population-based study


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Personal profile


Dr Faizul bin Jaafar is currently an academician and researcher at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia since October 2019. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2018 and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Honours) from the same university in 2011. His honours project focused mainly on ugt-29 Gene Expression in Caenorhabditis elegans Infected by Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Pathogens. Meanwhile, his PhD thesis concentrated on the modulation of SIRT1 expression by Tocotrienol-rich Fraction (TRF) treatment to prevent replicative senescence of Human Diploid Fibroblast (HDFs). His academic qualifications are mainly in biochemistry, molecular biology and microbial genomics. During his PhD research, he was invited by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Tokyo University of Science, Japan, to study the promoter activity of longevity gene in human fibroblast skin cells (Gene Regulation) from October 2014 until February 2015.

During his nine years as a researcher, he has published several papers in high-indexed journals related to cellular ageing, age-related diseases and antioxidants. Furthermore, he actively collaborated with fellow researchers from renowned universities in Malaysia, namely Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He possesses advanced research skills in the field of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. He was also an assistant lecturer in Biochemistry and Genetics for two years at the Faculty of Medicine, Lincoln University College, Malaysia. His current research interests are on the brain and reproductive ageing, specializing in reproductive neuropeptide and infertility.

Monash teaching commitment

MED 1100/1200 - PBL Year 1 

MED 1100/1200 - Health, Knowledge & Society

MED 1100/1200 - Biochemistry

MED 2100 & MED 2200 - Student project cases 

MED5101 - Applied Studies in Medical Research and Professional Practice/Scholarly Intensive Placement (SIP)

PSY2026 - Biopsychology

Supervision interests

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Aging and Antioxidant, Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry), Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre)

Award Date: 10 Nov 2018

Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science with Honours (Biochemistry), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)

Award Date: 24 Sep 2011

Research area keywords

  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Ageing
  • Infertility
  • Gene expression
  • Signal Transduction


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