Hasmahzaiti Omar is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, since January 2014. She obtained her PhD in Animal Conservation in 2013. She completed her BSc and MSc in Biology Conservation. Her research interests are focus on systematics and molecular evolution of Southeast Asian mammals; particularly on small mammals. Hasmahzaiti is enthusiastic in animal study such as systematics, taxonomy, biogeography, conservation, zoonotics and diseases, pests’ control and management, genetic, ecology and any multidisciplinary research related to the interaction with small terrestrial mammals and large mammals. She involved research collaboration with industries, The Wildlife Department of Malaysia, The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and also has strong networking with international universities, research centers and museums. Hasmahzaiti is a Committe Member of JSPS program, Member of Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia (LASAM), Committee Member of UM IACUC (Animal Ethics) and now she is a coordinator of Zoological Museum in University of Malaya.