Dr Nishakanthi Gopalan is a Senior Lecturer at the Medical Humanities and Ethics Unit (MedHEU),a newly established unit within the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (UM). She is a biotechnologist by training with a PhD in research ethics and policy implication particularly looking at stem cell technology. During which time, she published her key findings in several reputable high impact bioethics’ journals. Besides being a lecturer, Dr Nisha is also the Programme Coordinator for the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) which is a programme under the collaboration of Faculty of Medicine and the Berman institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University (JHU). She also contributes as a member for the UMMC MREC, UMMC Clinical Ethics Committee as well as the Ethics Consultative Service for the Marginalized Population (ECS- MP). Her research interest includes different aspect of ethics such as bioethics, medical, research and clinical ethics on diverse topics ranging from emerging technologies, health research, and aesthetic medicine.