Associate Professor Rakesh Naidu

Contact Details

Tel: +603 5514 6345
Fax: +603 5514 6323
Office: Room 4-4-09

Profile Summary

Dr. Rakesh Naidu has been appointed as an Associate Professor in the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. He was a lecturer in International Medical University and Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya prior to his appointment in Monash University. He is involved in the teaching of biochemistry, genetics and cancer. He is also actively involved in cancer research with particular interest in the genomics and proteomics of breast and prostate cancer. Other studies that are being carried out include effects of selected extracts on the growth of cancer cell lines with particular focus on gene regulation and signaling pathways using cDNA microarray.


BSc.Ed (USM), MSc (Malaya), PhD (Malaya)

Research Interests

Genome-wide detection of genetic aberrations and gene expression profiling of different histological types of breast and prostate carcinomas.

Identification and understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of synthetic compounds and analogues derived from natural compounds as well as natural compounds from venoms that contribute to anticancer activities in human cancer cells such as cervical, prostate, colon, breast and lung. Several ‘omics’ platform technologies such as transcriptomics and proteomics are used to identify specific target mRNAs, miRNAs and proteins as well as relevant biological pathways modulated by these potential anticancer compounds. High-density microarrays, sequencing and mass spectrometry are used to achieve these outcomes which contribute to the understanding of targeted anticancer therapy by these compounds that may lead to future development of novel anticancer drugs.