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Dr Mageswary Sivalingam joined Monash University Malaysia as an assistant lecturer in June 2019. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience from Monash University and during her PhD, she studied on the mechanism of a neuropeptide in facilitating morphine mediated impairment of fear memory consolidation using Zebrafish. Prior to her PhD she was involve in various research projects in the field neuroscience using fish as a research model employing morphology techniques. She received her MSc from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2012 and BSc (Hons) from University Science Malaysia (USM) in 2005. Her academic qualifications and training are in neuroscience, molecular biology and molecular morphology. Her research interests involve negative emotion and related psychiatric disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and it’s associated neurodegenerative disease.

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

Neuroscience, PhD in Neuroscience, Monash University Malaysia

Award Date: 19 Apr 2019

Molecular Biology, Master of Science in Molecular Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012

Microbiology, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science Malaysia)

Award Date: 1 Oct 2005

Research area keywords

  • Mental health disorders
  • Depression
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Molecular biology


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