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Dr Michelle Yap is currently a senior lecturer and coordinator of Peer-Assisted Study Session at the School of Science, Monash University Malaysia.  Her research expertise focuses on toxin pharmacology and toxicology. She has vast experience in pharmaco-proteomics, immunological, and molecular modeling of bioactive toxins. Her current research interest also focuses on molecular mechanisms of cytotoxicity of venom cytotoxin and the toxin-receptor interactions. Her ultimate goal is to develop an enriched tool for next-generation biotherapeutics. Besides active in research, she is also an education innovator who adopts various active learning strategies with technology. She teaches undergraduate pharmacology with an emphasis on student-centered learning using the andragogy approach. Dr Michelle enjoys promoting STEM education to the public. She has organized and hosted several workshops and forums to advance the disciplines in medical sciences through research and education.

Research interests

  • Pharmacology & toxinology 
  • Proteomics
  • Molecular modeling & protein-protein interactions
  • Immunoinformatics & immunopharmacology 
  • Protein boochemistry

Monash teaching commitment

  • BTH2741 (Biochemistry)
  • BTH2752 (Cellular Metabolism)
  • PHA3801 (Principles of Pharmacology)

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Medicine (Toxicology), PhD, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science (Hons), Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Research area keywords

  • Venomics (Snake venom) and Anti-venomics
  • Venoms
  • Toxins
  • Modeling And Simulation
  • Michelle Yap


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