Rozita Rosli

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Rozita Rosli, PhD
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

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Dr. Rozita Rosli is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She received her tertiary education in the United States, obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biology from Purdue University, her Masters and doctoral degree in 1986 and 1994 respectively from Ball State University where her laboratory skills in molecular biology was honed. She subsequently pursued her post-doctoral training at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the area of Hematology/Oncology where her interest in cancer research developed. Dr. Rozita Rosli spent nineteen years in the States after which she returned to Malaysia in 1996 to serve at University of Malaya as a lecturer. The following year she moved to Universiti Putra Malaysia when the medical school at UPM was established and hence was among its pioneers. Her research interest mainly lies in the application of genomics and proteomics as tools in understanding and combating genetic diseases, especially cancer as well as infectious diseases. Her work has led to the development of DNA vaccines, molecular diagnostic tools and the production of therapeutics from natural products. Dr. Rozita is married to Professor Sayyid Mohamed Ajmal Abdul Razak Al-Aidrus and blessed with two sons, Mohamed Shafiq and Mohamed Shaby.

Research Interest

Embryonic Stem Cell