Syaza Ayuni Haji Muhammad Salleh

Graduate Student
Student college:
School of Medicine
Student major:
Pharmacology + Toxicology

                                                    CURRICULUM VITAE






Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, United States


M.Sc in Pharmacology & Toxicology (2019-present)


  • Thesis title: “Exploiting the relevance of CA 19-9 in pancreatic cancer and treatment response.”



Coventry University, United Kingdom


M.Sc in Industrial Biotechnology (2017-2018)


  • Thesis title: “Microflora diversity analysis of raw and pasteurized milk cheeses by using Denaturing Gel Gradient Electrophoresis (DGGE).”


  • Awarding Date: 18th April 2018



Alexandria University, Egypt


B.Sc in Microbiology (2011-2015)


  • Thesis title: “Hepatitis C”


  • Awarding Date: 29th October 2015





Assistant manager, PZS company | Brunei


  • Provided direct assistance to manage employees


  • Customer service program management



GCE O Level Biology/Physics/Chemistry part-time tutor | Brunei


Teachmeguru Tuition Centre | August 2018 – July 2019


  • Assisted students to develop study skills and organization techniques to help improve their academic performance


  • Mentored, reviewed content with the students and checked completed task.




Intern, Biotechnology Laboratory Assistant | Brunei


University Brunei Darussalam | July 2016 – December 2016


  • Performed a variety of technical duties including real-time PCR, molecular cloning

and electrochemical biosensors


  • Laboratory maintenance duties including assisted with maintaining reagent and equipment inventories.



Intern, Hospital Microbiologist/Virologist | Brunei


RIPAS Hospital | June 2013 - August 2013


  • Prepared cultures from specimens, identified and classified microorganisms (BSL2/BSL3)


  • Conducted laboratory testing to confirm medical diagnoses





Peer Mentor


Awards and Achievements:


  • Ministry of Religious Affairs Scholarship (Brunei) awardee


  • The highest scorer in National Biology Competition, University of Toronto, Canada








  • Able to coordinate work on the molecular biology bench using techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, PCR-DGGE, ELISA, cloning, biochemistry (i.e., western blots, immunoprecipitations), mammalian cell culture, bacteria cell culture, transfections, flow-cytometry, microscopy, nucleic acid (RNA and DNA) purification, etc.


  • Blood /urine /saliva test from patients for various analyses and health outcomes research


  • Able to conduct laboratory procedures whilst maintaining health and safety policy and procedure





  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Minitab, SPSS Statistical Software and Microsoft Office packages including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint as part of completing university assignments, webex, zoom (online learning)


  • Utilize the internet to access online research journals and critically analyses data





  • Written communication demonstrated through composing university essays, reports and final year thesis


  • Effective verbal communication improved through delivering university presentations









Ceramide-enriched Exosomes in Alzheimer’s Disease: Role in Pathophysiology & Novel Pharmacological Target        


Modulating the Microbiome as a Preventative Approach to Mitigating the Effects of Microgravity Exposure


The Sword of Damocles: Emerging Challenges of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense 


From Murder to Mechanisms: 7000 Years of Toxicology’s Evolution                              





1.Exploiting the relevance of CA 19-9 in pancreatic cancer and treatment efficacy

   (Syaza Salleh1, Anita Thyagarajan1 and Ravi P. Sahu1*)





Six Sigma Green Belt

Project: Water Treatment





English, Malay, Arabic, French





  • Highly competitive athlete. Competed in several Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu


  • Passionate in learning new languages, cultures, and society


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