Lai Hien Tet, Max

Scholarly Teaching Fellow
School of Science

Secondary: +603 5515 9609
Room 4-8-33

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ― Marie Curie

Currently, Dr Lai's goal is to foster the next generation of young scientist. So that one day, they will be ready to carry on passing the torch of knowledge to the next generation.

In 2010, he graduated from Monash University Malaysia, School of Science with Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience) (Hons). The next year, he was given the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in Monash University, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He successfully obtained his doctoral degree in 2016.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience) (Honours), 2010


Parkinson’s Disease, Molecular Biology.

Research Interests

My primary research interest is a study on the aetiology of Parkinson’s disease. In the elderly, Parkinson’s disease developed due to a pathological decrease in dopamine levels. The decrease in dopamine levels is the result of the loss of dopamine producing neurons within the substantia nigra region of the brain. My intention is to study the molecular pathway for the development of PD so as to identify new possible ways of reducing the risk of developing PD.


  • ANT1800 (Introduction to anatomy and medical terminology)
  • PHY2810 (Physiology of human body systems)
  • PHY2820 (Physiology of human health)

Scholarly Journals

YiingJye Yap, Yuan Lin Koh, Mei Yeng Yew, Hien Tet Lai, Anna Pick Kiong Ling, Soi Moi Chye, Khuen Yen Ng and Rhun Yian Koh (2016). "Neurotoxic effect of salsolinol through oxidative stress induction and Nrf2-Keap1 signalling regulation" Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 8(5): 30-38.

Research Grants

  • Dr. Lai Hien Tet, Dr. Ng Khuen Yen, 2012, Role of Melatonin in the Regulation of Iron Transport in Neuronal Cells, Malaysian Toray Science Foundation, RM25k

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Academic/Corporate Community Engagements

Local Presentations

International Conference on Biomedical and Health Sciences Research 2015.