Dr. Ong Yong Sze


Assistant Lecturer
School of Pharmacy

+603 5514 6280
Room  2-5-34

Ong obtained her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2013 and subsequently continued her higher qualification (PhD in Pharmacology) in the same university. During her PhD study, she was awarded with the SMARTLINK scholarship from ERASMUS MUNDUS for a research attachment at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade do Porto, Portugal for a duration of 18 months. Prior to her completion of her PhD, she joined Monash University Malaysia as an assistant lecturer in the School of Pharmacy in 2019. Ong's research work focuses on the development of drug delivery system for the treatment of cancer, aiming to improve the medication safety and efficacy through the approach of nanotechnology. She is a lifetime member of Malaysian Association for Cancer Research (MACR).


- Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2013

Research Experience and Employment History

- 2014 - Research assistant, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Awards and Honours


  • First runner-up in final competition of Three Minute Thesis (3MT), Universiti Putra Malaysia

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Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)

Ong, Y. S., Saiful Yazan, L., Ng, W. K., Noordin, M. M., Sapuan, S., Foo, J. B., & Tor, Y. S. (2016). Acute and subacute toxicity profiles of thymoquinone-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier in BALB/c mice. International Journal of Nanomedicine, Volume 11, 5905–5915. URL: https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S114205

Ong, Y. S., Saiful Yazan, L., Ng, W. K., Abdullah, R., Mustapha, N. M., Sapuan, S., Foo, J. B., Tor, Y. S., How, C. W., Abd Rahman, N. & Zakarial Ansar, F. H. (2018). Thymoquinone loaded in nanostructured lipid carrier showed enhanced anticancer activity in 4T1 tumor-bearing mice. Nanomedicine, 13(13), 1567–1582. URL: https://doi.org/10.2217/nnm-2018-0322

Yazan, L. S., Muhamad Zali, M. F. S., Ali, R. M., Zainal, N. A., Esa, N., Sapuan, S., Ong, Y. S., Tor, Y. S., Gopalsamy, B., Voon, F. L., & Syed Alwi, S. S. (2016). Chemopreventive Properties and Toxicity of Kelulut Honey in Sprague Dawley Rats Induced with Azoxymethane. BioMed Research International, 2016. URL: https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/4036926

Yazan, L. S., Zainal, N. A., Mohd Ali, R., Muhamad Zali, M. F. S., Ong, Y. S., Tor, Y. S., Gopalsamy, B., Voon, F. L., Sapuan, S., Esa, N., Zakarial Ansar, F. H., Ahmad Mokhtar, A. M. & Syed Alwi, S. S. (2018). Antiulcer Properties of Kelulut Honey against Ethanol-Induced Gastric Ulcer. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 26(1), 121-132.

Rahman, N. A., Yazan, L. S., Wibowo, A., Ahmat, N., Foo, J. B., Tor, Y. S., Yeap, S. K., Razali, Z. A., Ong, Y. S., & Fakurazi, S. (2016). Induction of apoptosis and G2/M arrest by ampelopsin E from Dryobalanops towards triple negative breast cancer cells, MDA-MB-231. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 16(1).

Yazan, L. S., Ong, Y. S., Zaaba, N. E., Ali, R. M., Foo, J. B., & Tor, Y. S. (2015). Anti-breast cancer properties and toxicity of Dillenia suffruticosa root aqueous extract in BALB/c mice. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apjtb.2015.09.008

Haron, A. S., Syed Alwi, S. S., Saiful Yazan, L., Abd Razak, R., Ong, Y. S., Zakarial Ansar, F. H. & Roshini, H. (2018). Cytotoxicity effect of Thymoquinone-loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carrier (TQ-NLC) on liver cancer cell integrated with hepatitis B genome, Hep3B. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018, 13 pages. URL: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1549805

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