Chit Laa POH


Academic Qualifications

PhD (Microbiology)
Monash University – 1981
BSc (Hons) First Class
Monash University - 1976
BSc Monash University - 1974

Professional Qualifications

Premium Member of American Society of Microbiology
Member of the Japan Society for Biotechnology

Current Appointment

Distinguished Professor
Sunway University (1st March, 2014- 31st Dec 2015)            

Past  Appointments

Faculty of Science and Technology
Sunway University (1st March, 2012- 28th February, 2014)

Professor of Medical Microbiology
Department of Medical Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Malaya (2010 March-2011April)

Professor of Environmental Biotechnology         
Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne, Australia (2007 Aug-2009 Jun)
Adjunct Professor (2009 Jun-2012 Dec)

Specialist evaluator for Centre for Pharmaceutical
Administration (CPA) and Centre for Drug Evaluation (CDE). These two centers are part of the eight Professional centres within the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore. HSA oversees the regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare products.

Senior Research Fellow of the National Eye Research Institute of Singapore (2005-2007).

Served as Adjunct Senior Scientist of the National University Hospital (2005-2007)

Previous Academic   Appointments  

Faculty of Science
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
(3 Aug 2009- 07 March 2010)

Professor of Biomedical Science
Curtin University of Technology
Perth, Australia
(1 June 2005 – 31 January 2006)

Visiting Associate Professor
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
(1 April 2003 – 30 June 2003)

Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
National University of Singapore
(1 December 1998 – 20 August 2007)

Senior Lecturer
Department of Microbiology
National University of Singapore
(1 January 1988 – 31 November 1998)

Department of Microbiology
National University of Singapore
(19 March 1982 – 31 December 1987)

Department of Genetics & Cell Biology
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(1 November 1980 - 30 November 1981)

Chit Laa Poh, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences


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