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Dr Lee Chuen Cheng | Lecturer in Pharmacy

Lee Chuen ChengDr Lee Chuen Cheng joined University of Reading Malaysia in 2018 as a Lecturer in Pharmacy.

She was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology by the University of Malaysia Sabah in 2012, and earned her PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Science Malaysia in 2016. Her research interests include drug discovery, phytochemical analysis, pharmacokinetic study, and genetic polymorphism. She is interested in exploring natural products for potential pharmacological activities, especially plants native to Malaysia. She is also keen in analysing the association between genetic polymorphisms and diseases in Malaysia population, particularly the effect of genetic variants on the pathogenesis of hyperuricemia and gout.


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Speciality areas

Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Drug Discovery

Highest qualification and awarding body

PhD, University of Science Malaysia (USM)

UoRM programmes taught/supervised

MPharm 2+2

Research interests

  • Genetic polymorphism
  • Phytochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Drug discovery and development

Current projects

Extraction and Biological Screening of Various Medicinal Plants for Pharmacological Activities.

Recent publications

Cheng L.C., Murugaiyah V., Chan K.L. (2017) Developing a validated HPLC method for the phytochemical analysis of antihyperuricemic phenylethanoid glycosides and flavonoids in Lippia nodiflora. Natural Product Communications. 10(11), 1681 – 1684.

Cheng L.C., Murugaiyah V., Chan K.L. (2015) Flavonoids and phenylethanoid glycosides from Lippia nodiflora as promising antihyperuricemic agents and elucidation of their mechanism of action. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 176, 485 – 493.

Cheng L.C., Murugaiyah V., Chan K.L. (2015) In vitro xanthine oxidase inhibitory studies of Lippia nodiflora and isolated flavonoids and phenylethanoid glycosides as potential uric acid-lowering agents. Natural Product Communications. 10(6), 945 – 948.


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