Biography

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Siti Pauliena Mohd Bohari is a Senior Lecturer in the Biosciences Department Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Her undergraduate and Master studies were at Universiti Putra Malaysia from 1999 to 2006. Pauliena started her career as an academician in 2006 then further her Ph.D in the UK in 2007. Her Ph.D at the University of Birmingham was supervised by Prof David Hukins and Prof Liam Grover which focus mainly on the mechanical stimulation (therapeutic ultrasound) towards cells encapsulated in the hydrogel. This work was aiming to provide an alternative treatment rather than using biochemical stimulation to encourage the extracellular matrix production, and cells proliferation for cells therapies. In 2016 Pauliena took a postdoctoral position at Nanyang Technological University (School of Materials Science and Engineering) supervised by Assoc Prof Tan Lay Poh. She spent two years on projects funded by Malaysia Higher Education (MOHE). In this time, her work took more on the development of polymer fibers for wound dressing, and she developed an expertise in the electrospinning, control drug release for encouraging wound healing. In particular, she became interested in designing nonfibrous mat incorporated with a phytomedicine for chronic wound purposes.

Her research interests lie in the area of phytomedicine antidiabetic drugs, cells biomaterial interactions, biopolymers for chronic wound dressing ranging from 2D to 3D culture. She has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines of chemistry, biomaterials, proteomics on identifying the potential of phytomedicine for treating diseases and designing a suitable scaffold.

She was an academic research programme coordinator from 2013 to 2015 before being appointed as a research manager from 2015 to 2016.

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