prof. dr. norzana binti abd. ghafar

pensyarah perubatan

jabatan anatomi

 norzana@ukm.edu.my

No. sambungan :  0391458605

No. rasmi:
UKM : 03 8921 5555



   Biografi/ Biography :

  • Dr Norzana Abd Ghafar is a Professor of Anatomy at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC). She is also the current President of the Malaysian Anatomical Association (MAA). She underwent her undergraduate medical training (BMedSc) at the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom, and pursued her medical degree at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (MBChB). She obtained her postgraduate degree in Anatomy (MMedSci) in 1999 and a doctorate (PhD) in 2010 in UKMMC. She is actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. She has been invited as an external examiner and curriculum evaluator to various medical and dental institutions either locally or internationally. She is also the pioneer of corneal cell culture in Malaysia which has stemmed from her PhD research project of tissue engineering of the cornea. Her research interest focuses on the mechanism of corneal wound healing and the development of natural product-based eye drop in the treatment of ophthalmological disorders. As an anatomist, she has published more than fifty research articles in the peer-reviewed journals. She has received numerous awards such as Excellent Service Award (2015, 2012, 2002), Best Lecturer Award (2019, 2011, 2005, 2003, 2001), and Innovation Award at the 6th International Conference on Technology and Wellness Industry (2016). She is currently an editorial board member of the Surgical Academia Journal (Malaysia) and Associate Editor of the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (UK).

  • chin kok yong;ima nirwana soelaiman;norzana binti abd. ghafar.  (2021).  the role of annatto tocotrienol in preventing chondrolysis in an in vitro model of osteoarthritis.  -

     

    muhammad fairuz azmi, norzana abd ghafar, jemaima che hamzah, chua kien hui, ng sook luan.  (2021).  the role of gelam honey in accelerating reepithelialization of ex vivo corneal abrasion model.  - journal of food biochemistry.  1-13. 

     

    pornhatai komutrattananont, treerat gumpangseth, parison palee, sukon prasitwattanaseree, norzana abd ghafar, chaturong kanchai & pasuk mahakkanukrauh.  (2021).  age estimation using aorta image analysis in the thai population.  - sains malaysiana.  419-428. 

     

    kok-lun pang, norzana abd ghafar, ima nirwana soelaiman, jia xian law, lek mun leong, kok-yong chin.  (2021).  anticancer effects of annatto tocotrienol, gamma-tocotrienol and delta-tocotrienol on human chondrosarcoma cells.  - 23rd medical and health research week.  91. 

     

    kok-yong chin, kok lun pang, norzana abd gafar, ima nirwana soelaiman.  (2021).  comparison of chondroprotective potential between annatto and palm tocotrienol using sw1353 chondrocytes.  - 23rd medical and health research week.  87. 

     

    kok-lun pang, yoke yue chow, lek mun leong, jia xian law, norzana abd ghafar, ima nirwana soelaiman, kok-yong chin.  (2021).  establishing sw1353 chondrocytes as a cellular model of chondrolysis.  - life-basel.  1-17. 

     

    wan nuraini wan hasan , chin kok yong, norzana abd ghafar, ima nirwana soelaiman.  (2020).  annatto-derived tocotrienol promotes mineralization of mc3t3-e1 cells by enhancing bmp-2 protein expression via inhibiting rhoa activation and hmg-coa reductase gene expression.  - drug design, development and therapy.  969-976. 

     

    suzana makpol, nur fathiah abdul sani, nur haleeda hakimi, nazirah ab rani, siti nor asyikin zajkaria, ahmad fais abd rasid, geetha gunasekaran, nur fatin nabilah mohd sahardi, jen kit tan, norzana abd ghafar and mariam firdhaus mad nordin.  (2020).  zingiber officinale roscoe prevents dna damage and improves muscle performance and bone integrity in old sprague dawley rats.  - evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine.  1-18. 

     

    nurhazirah zainul azlan, norzana abd ghafar, yasmin anum mohd yusof, suzana makpol.  (2020).  toxicity study of chlorella vulgaris water extract on female sprague dawley rats by using the organization for economic cooperation and development (oecd) guideline 420.  - journal of applied phycology.  3063-3075. 

     

    amro mohamed soliman, seong lin teoh, norzana abd ghafar and srijit das.  (2019).  molecular concept of diabetic wound healing: effective role of herbal remedies.  - mini-reviews in medicinal chemistry.  381-394. 

     

    muhammad fairuz azmi, norzana abd ghafar, jemaima che hamzah, chua kien hui, ng sook luan.  (2021).  the role of gelam honey in accelerating reepithelialization of ex vivo corneal abrasion model.  - journal of food biochemistry.  1-13. 

     

    pornhatai komutrattananont, treerat gumpangseth, parison palee, sukon prasitwattanaseree, norzana abd ghafar, chaturong kanchai & pasuk mahakkanukrauh.  (2021).  age estimation using aorta image analysis in the thai population.  - sains malaysiana.  419-428. 

     

    alia md. yusof . norzana abd ghafar . taty anna kamarudin . kien-hui chua . muhammad fairuz azmi . sook-luan ng . yasmin anum mohd yusof.  (2019).  gelam honey promotes ex vivo corneal fibroblasts wound healing.  - cytotechnology.  1121-1135. 

     

    mohd yunus mohd heikal, shuid ahmad nazrun, kien hui chua, abd ghafar norzana.  (2019).  stichopus chloronotus aqueous extract as a chondroprotective agent for human chondrocytes isolated from osteoarthitis articular cartilage in vitro.  - cytotechnology.  521-537. 

     

    soon kuen wong, thanusha a/p rangiah, nor syaqira aina binti bakri, wan nazmi aiman bin ismail, erin elliey fazira binti bojeng, mohamad ali abd rahiman, amro mohamed soliman, norzana abd ghafar, srijit das, teoh seong lin.  (2019).  the effects of virgin coconut oil on fibroblasts and myofibroblasts on diabetic wound healing.  - medicine & health.  132-141. 

     

    norzana binti abd. ghafar;suzana binti makpol;jemaima binti che hamzah;elvy suhana binti mohd ramli.  (2021).  mechanism of wound healing properties of gelam honey in a human corneal cell reepithelialisation model.  -

     

    chin kok yong;ima nirwana soelaiman;norzana binti abd. ghafar.  (2021).  the role of annatto tocotrienol in preventing chondrolysis in an in vitro model of osteoarthritis.  -

     

    kok-lun pang, norzana abd ghafar, ima nirwana soelaiman, jia xian law, lek mun leong, kok-yong chin.  (2021).  anticancer effects of annatto tocotrienol, gamma-tocotrienol and delta-tocotrienol on human chondrosarcoma cells.  - 23rd medical and health research week.  91. 

     

    kok-yong chin, kok lun pang, norzana abd gafar, ima nirwana soelaiman.  (2021).  comparison of chondroprotective potential between annatto and palm tocotrienol using sw1353 chondrocytes.  - 23rd medical and health research week.  87. 

     

    jemaima binti che hamzah;norzana binti abd. ghafar;shamsul azhar bin shah;umi kalthum binti md noh;mohd hairul nizam bin harun.  (2020).  validation of vision specific patient-reported outcome measures (proms) in a malaysian glaucoma population.  -