Designation/Title : Lecturer
Department: Human Biology
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Education and Training

MSc International Medical University 2011
Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2005


Research interests:

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


Research Projects/Grants:

  • Development Of a Therapeutic Approach Of Chronic Toxoplasmosis In Mouse Model, IMU, 2008-2011- Researcher.
  • Characterising host-parasite metabolic interaction of Toxoplasma gondii infection in murine model: A system biology approach, MOSTI : e-science, 2012-2014 – Co-investigator


Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2008-2012)

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Professional affiliations:

  • Life member of the Malaysian Medical Association.
  • Member of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine [MSPTM].
  • Member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM).
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTHM).


Academic Awards:

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Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2008 -2012)


  • “Chew W. Kit and Ignacio Segarra. Simultaneous HPLC Determination of Metronidazole and Spiramycin in Plasma and Brain of Mouse, 2011. Current Pharmaceutical Analysis 7(4):262-267”,
  • "Chew W. Kit, Mak Joon Wah, Stephen Ambu and Ignacio Segarra. Toxoplasma gondii: Determination of The Onset of Chronic Infection in Mice and the in vitro Reactivation of Brain Cysts, 2011. Experimental Parasitology 130(2012): 22–25.
  • Wai Kit Chew, Joon Wah Mak, Stephen Ambu and Ignacio Segarra. Significant Reduction of Brain Cysts Caused by Toxoplasma gondii after Treatment with Spiramycin Co-administered with Metronidazole in a Mouse Model of Chronic Toxoplasmosis. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2012 56(4): 1762-1768.
  • Reviewer of Journal of Clinical Microbiology: JCM05092-11 (The Beginning of the rpoB Gene and the RRDR Should Be Needed for Identifying RIF/Rfb cross Resistance in Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates from Southern China).




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