Nurul Iman Wan Ismail
Prior to joining USM, Iman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science (Honours) from International Islamic University Malaysia. Iman holds a Master’s in Science (Neurosciences) from USM. Her research interest focuses on the neurobiological basis of kratom/ketum (a Malaysian traditional psychoactive herb) addiction. In particular, her research goal is to understand the correlative relationship between key drug molecular targets of mouse brain reward circuitry in mitragynine (kratom dominant alkaloid) abuse potential.
Niferiti received her Medical Degree from University College Dublin, Ireland before pursuing her Master in Physiology in International Islamic University Malaysia. Her research interests in exploring neural structures and processes that underlie cognition has embarked her journey in pursuing PhD in Neuroscience in USM.
Muhammad Hakimi Mohd Rashid
Hakimi obtained his medical degree and Master in Pharmacology from International Islamic University Malaysia. His research interest is in understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie cognition.
Nur Syairah Ab Rani
Syairah’s research interest focuses on the neural correlate of rhythmic Quranic recitation using a simultaneous recording of MEG and EEG. Her current Ph.D. work tries to investigate the neural correlate of frontal theta brainwaves towards various rhythmic Quranic recitation which includes Tarannum and also different Qiraat.
Nurfaizatul Aisyah Ab Aziz
Aisyah received her Master in Neuroscience in 2017 where she explored the effect of Quranic recitations on the production of alpha waves using MEG-EEG. She is interested in various aspects of human cognition and image processing by using the current neurotechnological device.
Ummi Nasrah Talib
Ummi had finished her Master of Neuroscience in 2018 where she explored the rewarding properties of low dose Mitragynine using Conditioned Place Preference (CPP) in mice. Mitragynine is the most active compound found in the leave of Ketum. Now she is continuing her Ph.D journey by incorporating neuroimaging in her research regarding Ketum.
Zuraida Zainun (Part-time Mode)
Zuraida had her MSc in Medical Audiology from USM. She specialized in clinical vestibular and vestibular rehabilitation. For Ph.D., her project is to develop and evaluate rhythmic rehabilitation modules for tinnitus from the neurocognitive and psychological perspective.