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Ong obtained her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2013 and subsequently continued her higher qualification (PhD in Pharmacology) in the same university. During her PhD study, she was awarded with the SMARTLINK scholarship from ERASMUS MUNDUS for a research attachment at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade do Porto, Portugal for a duration of 18 months. Prior to the completion of her PhD, she joined Monash University Malaysia as an assistant lecturer in the School of Pharmacy.

Research interests

Ong's research work focuses on the development of drug delivery system for the treatment of cancer, aiming to improve the medication safety and efficacy through the approach of nanotechnology.


Conventional drug delivery systems are often accompanied by systemic side effects that mainly attributed by their nonspecific bio-distribution and uncontrollable drug release characteristics. This raised my interest to develop a smart drug delivery system with specific targeting, controlled release and minimal toxicity to improve the therapeutic efficacy via the approach of nanotechnology. Apart from drug delivery system, the research team is also exploring the potential of nanoparticles in the application of hyperthermia and diagnostics for cancer.


My research interest also focuses on the safety and potential adverse effects of nanoparticles (nanotoxicity) and natural products in healthcare application.

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

Pharmacology, PhD, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)

Award Date: 31 Oct 2019

Biomedical Science, Bachelor, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)

Award Date: 31 Dec 2013

Research area keywords

  • nanomedicine
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Oncology
  • nanobiotechnology
  • Theranostic
  • Targeted Drug Delivery

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