Curriculum Vitae

DR. KAYATRI A/P GOVINDARAJU

Pharmacy Lecturer
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Life Sciences
    Faculty of Pharmacy

BIOGRAPHY


Cardiovascular pharmacology focusing on the study of signal transduction pathways that mediate vasoconstriction and vasorelaxation.

Techniques: Tissue/organ bath experiments, calcium assays, western blotting, toxicity assay using Caenorhabditis Elegans and metabolomics. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND NATURAL PRODUCT

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PHD, (Biomedical Science)
    University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
  • MPHARM, (Pharmacy)
    University of Nottingham

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Head of Department
    01 Jan 2024 - present (Department of Pharmaceutical Life Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy)
  • Task Force Member
    15 Feb 2023 - 14 Feb 2025 (University Malaya)
  • Quality Manager
    23 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2023 (Dean Office, Faculty of Pharmacy)
  • Quality Manager
    01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 (Department of Pharmaceutical Life Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy)
  • AHLI TASKFORCE PENANDA ARAS
    08 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2022 (Department of Pharmaceutical Life Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Breakfast@UMHealth bagi Program Webinar Series
    02 Jan 2021 - 02 Jan 2022 (University Malaya)
  • PTO1 Penolong Pengurus Kualiti
    05 Apr 2021 - 22 Sep 2021 (Department of Pharmaceutical Life Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy)
  • Marketing Manager
    01 Oct 2020 - 01 Jun 2021 (Department of Pharmaceutical Life Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • REGISTERED PHARMACIST, MEMBER
    2023 to present (International)
  • MEMBER OF BRITISH PHARMACOLOGICAL SOCIETY, MEMBER
    2023 to 2023 (International)
  • ROYAL PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY, MEMBER
    2021 to 2022 (International)
  • GENERAL PHARMACEUTICAL COUNCIL (GPHC), MEMBER
    2015 to 2022 (International)
  • LEMBAGA FARMASI MALAYSIA, MEMBER
    2015 to 2021 (National)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • ASEAN-India Research and Training fellowship (AI-RTF)
    Government of India, 2023 (International)
  • CERTIFIED CONTENT CREATOR
    MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, 2022 (National)
  • BEST PRESENTATION
    UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA, 2021 (International)
  • BEST PRESENTATION
    UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 2021 (International)
  • UMLITER GRANT
    UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 2021 (University)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Govindaraju, Kayatri; Mak, Yin Ying; Lee, Fong Kai; Bauer, Claudia C.; Lim, Kuan Hon; Bon, Robin S.; Kong, Cin; Then, Sue Mian; Ting, Kang Nee (2024). Vasorelaxant effect of a phenylethylamine analogue based on schwarzinicine A an alkaloid isolated from the leaves of Ficus schwarzii, PHYTOCHEMISTRY LETTERS. 59, 24-35. doi:10.1016/j.phytol.2023.11.007
  2. Leo, Bey Fen; Lin, Chin Yik; Markandan, Kalaimani; Saw, Lip Huat; Nadzir, Mohd Shahrul Mohd; Govindaraju, Kayatri; Shariffuddin, Ina Ismiarti; Sankara, Revathy; Tiong, Yong Wei; Pakalapati, Harshini; Khalid, Mohammad (2023). An overview of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and engineering strategies to mitigate risk, JOURNAL OF BUILDING ENGINEERING. 73. doi:10.1016/j.jobe.2023.106737
  3. Ling, Magdalene Tan Mei; Govindaraju, Kayatri; Lokanathan, Yogeswaran; Abidin, Asmaa' Zainal; Ibrahim, Baharudin (2023). Mesenchymal stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles for metabolic syndrome therapy: Assessing efficacy with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, CELL BIOCHEMISTRY AND FUNCTION. . doi:10.1002/cbf.3881
  4. Loo, Jason S. E.; Yow, Hui Yin; Ten, Yi Yang; Govindaraju, Kayatri; Zubairi, Megat Helmi Megat Mohd; Oui, Hui Che; Rahim, Nusaibah Abdul (2023). Exploring the rise of telehealth services in Malaysia: A retrospective study, DIGITAL HEALTH. 9. doi:10.1177/20552076231216275
  5. Yow, Hui-Yin; Govindaraju, Kayatri; Lim, Audrey Huili; Rahim, Nusaibah Abdul (2022). Optimizing Antimicrobial Therapy by Integrating Multi-Omics With Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Models and Precision Dosing, FRONTIERS IN PHARMACOLOGY. 13. doi:10.3389/fphar.2022.915355
  6. Chan, Zi-Yang; Govindaraju, Kayatri; Krishnan, Premanand; Low, Yun-Yee; Chong, Kam-Weng; Yong, Kien-Thai; Ting, Kang-Nee; Lim, Kuan-Hon (2019). Diphenethylpiperidine alkaloids with tracheal smooth muscle relaxation activity from Hippobroma longiflora (L.) G. Don, PHYTOCHEMISTRY LETTERS. 30, 93-98. doi:10.1016/j.phytol.2019.01.035
Others
  1. Chan ZY, Govindaraju K, Krishnan P, Low YY, Chong KW, Yong KT, Ting KN, Lee KH (2019). Diphenethylpiperidine alkaloids with tracheal smooth muscle relaxation activity from Hippobroma longiflora (L.) G. Don. Phytochemistry Letters 30, 93-98.
  2. Govindaraju, K., Lee, M. K., Mbaki, Y., & Kang Nee, T. (2018). Intracellular stored calcium plays a minor role in Gq-coupled receptor-mediated contraction in rat airway smooth muscle. Life Sciences, Medicine and Biomedicine, 2(2).
Other Publications
  1. Kayatri Govindaraju (2023). Lights, Camera, Learning! e-estidotmy - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  2. Kayatri Govindaraju (2023). Lights, Camera, Learning. e-estidotmy (June 2023) - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2023 - 2026, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    In Vivo And In Vitro Mechanistic Investigation Of A New Trpc Channels Inhibitor (schwarzinicine A) In Modulating Blood Pressure And Plasma Metabolomics Using Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2021 - 2023, RU Geran
    Post Covid-19 Disease Prevention And Improving Mental Health: The Knowledge, Awareness And Accessibility On Dietary Supplements And Its Compliance Among The Public In Malaysia And Indonesia ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2021 - 2022, RU Geran - ADEC
    Microbiology In Box Office": Using Science Fiction Films To Teach Microbiology Concept In Pharmaceutical Life Sciences ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2021 - 2022, RU Geran - ADEC
    Keeping The Flame Alive: Delivering The Best Pharmacology Foundation To Ensure Effective Application And Continuous Motivation Throughout Pharmacy Program In The Online Learning Norm. ( Co-Researcher)
Private
  1. 2022 - 2025, Private Funding
    Perception, Adherence, Clinical, Economical And Health-related Quality Of Life Outcomes Of Careaide App Usage In Chronic Diseases ( Co-Researcher)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Application of Virtual Reality Technologies for The Management of Pain in Hospitalised Patients, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR EXTENDED REALITY TECHNOLOGY, Consultant
    16 May 2022 - 16 May 2023 (University)

PAPER PRESENTED


INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Vasorelaxant effect of a new phenylethylamine analogue based on Schwarzinicine A an alkaloid isolated from the leaves of Ficus schwarzii., College of Pharmacy - MUST Conference and Webinar, Misr University for Science and Technology (International) (12 Dec 2023 - 12 Dec 2023)
  2. Pharmacology of Hypertension and New Therapies, 21st Century Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Breakthrough and Challenges, Faculty of Pharmacy and Centre for Cancer Research, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education (International) (20 Oct 2023 - 20 Dec 2023)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2023) Attenuation of Behavioral Consequences by Nutmeg Administration in Lead Acetate Induced Inn Rat Model of Depression, National, (Reviewer)
  2. (2023) Chairperson for Cd (Phd), University, (Internal Evaluator)
  3. (2023) Chairperson for Cd, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  4. (2023) Evaluator for Master Candidature Defence, University, (Internal Evaluator)
Contribution to event
  1. (2023) Resource Person, International, (Course Facilitator)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2023) Perception, Adherence, Clinical, Economical and Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes of CareAide® App usage in Chronic Diseases, Priyanka Sandeep Mangle
  2. (2023) Perception, Adherence and Clinical outcomes of Care Aide app usage in chronic diseases, RAJAT RANA
  3. (2023) Investigating the Mechanism of Action of Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UC-MSCs) in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats via Aortic Protein Expression and Profiling of Fecal and Serum Metabolites., ASMA MAHMOD
Master
  1. (2023) Investigation of metabolites that associated with Wharton’s Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cell Small Extracellular Vesicles (sEVs) Therapy in Metabolic Syndrome Rat Model, Magdalene Mei Ling Tan
  2. (2021) Effectiveness of Homeopathic Medicine Mercurius Solubilis on Mouse Model of DNCB-induced Atopic Dermatitis, Ranjitha Mogan (University of Cyberjaya)
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2023) The Study of Breakfast Consumption and Breakfast Skipping Habits Among UM Students
  2. (2022) POST COVID-19 DISEASE PREVENTION: THE KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS, AND ACCESSIBILITY ON DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND IT'S COMPLIANCE AMONG THE PUBLIC IN MALAYSIA
  3. (2022) Pain Prevalence and Management Among University Students in Universiti Malaya: A Cross-Sectional Study
  4. (2022) Marketability And Relevancy Survey For Master In Pharmaceutical Biotechnology At Faculty Of Pharmacy, University Malaya: A Cross-Sectional Study
  5. (2022) Dietary and exercise habits and challenges to following a healthy lifestyle among UM students: A Cross-Sectional Study
  6. (2021) Public awareness and attitudes toward natural health products among UM student and staff
  7. (2021) Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding exercise among UM staff

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2022) OIA1010 - Microbiology and Basic Immunology
Bachelor
  1. (2023) OIA2011 - Pharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular Disorders
  2. (2023) OIA2004 - Pharmacotherapy for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Disorders
  3. (2022) OIA4004 - Hospital and Community Pharmacy Practice
  4. (2022) OIA2011 - Pharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular Disorders
  5. (2022) OIA2004 - Pharmacotherapy for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Disorders
  6. (2022) OIA4010 - Pharmacotherapy for Special Populations
  7. (2022) OIA1013 - Principles of Drug Actions
  8. (2021) OIA1007 - Microbiology and Parasitology
  9. (2020) 1006 - Drug Action and Drug Discovery
  10. (2020) OIA1004 - Anatomy and Physiology
  11. (2020) OIA2004 - Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Disorders
  12. (2020) OIA4006 - Research Methodology
  13. (2020) OIA4010 - Pharmacotherapy for Special Populations

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Head of Sponsorship and Marketing for International Symposium of Pharmacy Research (Impres), (23 Jun 2022 - 09 Dec 2022) (University)
  • Csr Program Between Faculty of Pharmacy & Sri Aria Elementary Schools (Bangi, Bukit Jelutong, Damansara and Kuantan Campus), (15 Jun 2021 - 30 Jun 2021) (University)
  • Yoga Instructor, (21 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2021) (International)

COURSE ATTENDED


Internal / External Course
INTERNAL COURSE- ORGANIZED BY PTJ
  1. BENGKEL JAMINAN KUALITI (SIRI 5/2023), Bilik Bankuasi, Aras 1, Fakuliti Alam Bina (25 May 2023 - 25 May 2023)
  2. GAMIFICATION IN YOUR TEACHING AND LEARNING: ARE YOU IN?, Universiti Malaya (31 Jul 2023 - 31 Jul 2023)
  3. UM EARLY RESEARCHER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMME (UMERAP), Hotel Ve (09 Jun 2023 - 11 Jun 2023)
RESEARCH
  1. ASEAN INDIA RESEARCH TRAINING FELLOWSHIP (AIRTF), (11 Sep 2023 - 05 Nov 2023)
External Course
NATIONAL
  1. "Bengkel Training of Preceptors (TOP) Bagi Latihan Liberalisasi PRP, Online (26 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021)