Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Dr Madihah Rushaidhi

Senior Non Clinical Lecturer

Background

Current Role in NuMed:

* Assistant Dean Biomedical Science

* Module leader for BMN1002 (Cell Biology) and BMN2011 (Nervous System and Respiratory Diseases) (BMS)

* Chair for BMS Board of Studies NUMed

* Stage 1 and 2 BMS Board of Exam Committee

* Member of BMS PEC Committee

* Unit lead for Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy in TSM module (MBBS)

* Phase 1 Teaching and Learning MBBS Committee

* Member of NuMed Executive Board

* Tutor for BMS and MBBS students 


Qualifications:

* Doctor of Philosophy (Otago University, New Zealand) - Neuroscience

* Bsc (Hons) (Otago University, New Zealand) - Anatomy and Structural Biology


Previous posts:

* Senior lab demonstrator (Otago University, New Zealand)

* Anatomy/Neuroscience Tutor for Health Sciences Courses (Otago University, New Zealand)


Membership:

* Malaysian Anatomical Association

* Malaysian Society of Neuroscience

* IMedik 


Research

Starting a research with the Anatomy Working Group in medical education area: Complete Anatomy apps and the impacts on students' learning.

Teaching

BMS:

* Stage 1:

  • BMN1002 - Cell Biology (Lectures, Seminars and Lab Practical)
  • BMN1006 - Pharmacology (Lectures and Seminars)

* Stage 2:

  • BMN2011 - Nervous System and Respiratory Disorders (Lectures and Seminars)
  • BMN2013 - Timed Essay (Examiner)

MBBS:

* Stage 1:

  • Anatomy practicals
  • SSC (Examiner)

* Stage 2:

  • TSM module (Lectures)
  • TSM module (Anatomy Practicals)
  • SSC (Examiner)




Publications

  • Rushaidhi M, Zhang H, Liu P. Effects of prolonged agmatine treatment in aged male Sprague-Dawley rats. Neuroscience 2013, 234, 116 - 124.
  • Rushaidhi M, Jing Y, Zhang H, Liu P. Participation of hippocampal agmatine in spatial learning: an in vivo microdialysis study. Neuropharmacology 2013, 65, 200-205.
  • Rushaidhi M, Jing Y, Kennard JT, Collie ND, Williams JM, Zhang H, Liu P. Aging affects L-arginine and its metabolites in memory-associated brain structures at the tissue and synaptoneurosome levels. Neuroscience 2012, 209, 21-31.
  • Rushaidhi M, Collie ND, Zhang H, Liu P. Agmatine selectively improves behavioural function in aged male Sprague-Dawley rats. Neuroscience 2012, 218, 206-215.
  • Rushaidhi M, Zhang H, Jing Y, Liu P. Agmatine readily and rapidly crosses blood brain barrier: an in vivo brain microdialysis study in freely moving rats. In: 12th Conference on Formulation and Delivery of Bioactives. 2010, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Rushaidhi M, Zhang H, Liu P. Agmatine supplementation attenuates age-related learning and memory deficits. In: Society of Neuroscience. 2010, San Diego, USA.
  • Rushaidhi M, Chary S, Jing Y, Kennard JT, Collie NC, Williams JM, Zhang H, Liu P. Effects of aging on agmatine levels in the rat hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. In: 28th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 2010, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Rushaidhi M, Zhang H, Jing Y, Liu P. A Microdialysis of Agmatine: Extracellular Pharmacokinetics in Rat Brain. In: 27th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 2009, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Rushaidhi M, Zhang H, Jing Y, Chary S, Liu P. Studies on the disposition of agmatine, a novel neurotransmitter, in rat brain using in vivo microdialysis in freely moving rat. In: 11th Conference on Formulation and Delivery of Bioactives. 2009, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Rushaidhi M, Zhang H, Liu P. Agmatine suppresses age-related increases in Nitric Oxide synthase activity in the rat hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. In: 26th International Winter Conference on Brain Research. 2008, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Liu P, Rushaidhi M, Collie ND, Leong MT, Zhang H. Behavioral effects of intracerebroventricular microinfusion of agmatine on adult rats. Behav Neurosci 2008, 122(3), 557-569.
  • Rushaidhi M, Liu P. Effects of intracerebroventricular microinfusion of agmatine on spatial learning and memory. New Zealand Medical Journal 2007, 120, 1265.