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Dr Kok Lun Pang | Lecturer in Pharmacy (Pharmacology & Therapeutics)

Kok Lun PangDr Kok Lun Pang completed his Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) from The National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2011.

He continued his postgraduate study in UKM under the supervision of Assoc Prof Dr Chan Kok Meng and Prof Salmaan Hussain Inayat-Hussain. He was later awarded a PhD in Biomedical Science (specialised in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology) in 2018. In the same year, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Pharmacy (Pharmacology and Therapeutics) under School of Pharmacy, University of Reading Malaysia. His research interests include the fundamental studies of cellular biology, cell signalling, apoptosis and autophagy. He is interested to explore the potential and the molecular mechanisms of natural products or newly synthetic chemicals as chemotherapeutic or chemopreventive agents. He is also interested to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of toxicants/carcinogens in carcinogenesis.


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Speciality areas

Apoptosis, Cell signalling, Proteomics, Toxicology

Highest qualification and awarding body

PhD (Biomedical Science), The National University of Malaysia (UKM)

UoRM programmes taught/supervised

MPharm 2+2

Research interests

  • Nutraceuticals and Pharmacognosy
  • Cancer Research
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Current projects

The anticancer activities of Vitamin E (tocotrienols) and its underlying molecular mechanism in human osteosarcoma cells

Recent publications

Chin, K.-Y., Pang, K.-L. & Mark-Lee, W. F. 2018. A review on the effects of Bisphenol A and its derivatives on skeletal health. International Journal of Medical Sciences 15(10): 1043-1050.

Pang, K.-L & Chin, K.-Y. 2018. The biological activities of oleocanthal from a molecular perspective. Nutrients 10: 570.

Chin, K.-Y. & Pang, K.-L. 2017. Therapeutic Effects of Olive and Its Derivatives on Osteoarthritis: From Bench to Bedside. Nutrients 9:1060.

Chin, K.-Y., Pang, K.-L. & Soelaiman, I.-N. 2016. Chapter 5: Tocotrienol and Its Role in Chronic Diseases. In. Gupta S.C. et al. (eds.). Anti-inflammatory Nutraceuticals and Chronic Diseases, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Volume 928, pg 97-130. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland.

Fauzi, S.Z.C., Rajab, N.F., Leong, L.M., Pang, K.L., Nawi, N.M., Nasir, N., Lorin, F. & Yusof, F.Z.M. 2015. Apoptosis and cell cycle effect of Lignosus rhinocerus extract on HCT 116 human colorectal cancer cells. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 33(1): 13-17.


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