VALSALA RAMACHANDRAN

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Education and Training

MLT Advanced Management and Technology Centre 2002
BSc Collage University of Technology and Management Malaysia 2005
MSc Medical Sciences – International Medical University (IMU) 2009
PhD Medical Sciences (Pharmacology) - International Medical University 2014

 

Working Experience:

 

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist - Subang Jaya Medical Centre, 2002 to 2003
  • Tutor - Collage University of Technology and Management Malaysia, 2005
  • Graduate research assistant- International Medical University, 2006 to 2009

 

 

Research Interest:

 

  • Natural Products
  • Food Science
  • Drug Discovery

 

 

Research Projects and Grants:

  • The effect of Morinda citrifolia hot water extract on rat blood coagulation in vitro. International Medical University Internal Research Grant, 2006. (MSc Project)
  • Anticoagulant Action of Morinda citrifolia Fruit Extract: Mechanism of Action and Chemical Characterization Medical University Internal Research Grant, 2010. (PhD Project)

 

Academic awards:

 

  • Dean's List Award 2003 to 2005
  • Best Student's Award Session 2004/2005
  • President's List Award Session 2004/2005

 

 

Publication/poster presentation:

  • Zakaria, Z.A., M. Safarul, R. Valsala, M.R. Sulaiman, C.A. Fatimah and A.M. Mat-Jais, 2005. Influence of temperature on the opioid-mediated antinociceptive activity of Corchorus olitorius L. in mice. Naunyn Schmiedeberg's Arch. Pharmacol., 372: 55-62.
  • Yeoh PN, Mak JW, Cheong SK , Mak KF, Ramachandran V. Effect of Morinda citrifolia extract on haemostasis in the rabbit. In: Abstract book 9th Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association Conference, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1-5 August 2007, PPcol13, pg 94 [poster presentation]. Also presented at IMU Celebration of Research Exhibition, 1 August 2008, Abstract BM71.
  • P N Yeoh, V Ramachandran, J W Mak, K F Mak, S K Cheong, C E Ong, C F Leong. Effect of Morinda citrifolia hot water extract on human blood coagulation in vitro. In: Abstract book, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Scientific Conference 2008, Kuantan, Swiss Garden Resorts & Spa, 15-17 August 2008, [oral presentation]. Also presented at IMU Celebration of Research Exhibition, 1 August 2008, Abstract BM73.
  • Peng Nam Yeoh , V Ramachandran , J W Mak , S K Cheong , C F Leong. Effect of Morinda citrifolia hot water extract on platelet aggregation. Poster presentation. World Congress, Copenhagan, 2010. In Journal compilation 2010 Nordic Pharmacological society. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, 107 (Suppl 1), 673-674.
  • Peng Nam Yeoh , Shamindri Fernando , Joon Wah Mak , Annie Tay , Valsala Ramachandran and Shew Fung Wong. Effects of Morinda citrifolia fruit extract on blood coagulation, liver function and inflammatory markers in the rat. In conference Handbook , Shanghai International Conference on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Medicine, 16-17 October 2010, pg 45.
  • Peng Nam Yeoh , Jaslyn K Kumar, Joon Wah Mak, Soon Keng Cheong , Valsala Ramachandran, C F Leong. Morinda citrifolia leave extract reduced platelet aggregation of human blood in vitro. Poster Presentation. International Conference on Natural Products, (ICNP) Bayview Beach Resort Hotel Penang 10-12 December 2010. In . Malaysian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Supplement No. 1. 2010. pg. 137.
  • PN Yeoh, A Ramadas, A Tay, JW Mak and V Ramachandran. Effect of Treatment Duration of Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Juice on Blood Coagulation and Liver Functions in the Rat. Oral Presentation. In Abstracts from the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Pharmacy Scientific Conference 21-22 Oct., 2012, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy, PP12684/8/2008 Vol 1 Issue 10, October 2012 OPM7 (000136), page 74. (Presenting Author: Peng Nam Yeoh -Malaysia).
 

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