Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khor Goot Heah
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Dentistry
UiTM Sungai Buloh Campus
Jalan Hospital
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor Darul Ehsan
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Person Profile:
Academic Qualification BMSc (Hons) (Malaya), MDSc (Malaya), PhD (Malaya)
Expertise / Specialization Oral Sciences, Molecular Biology, Molecular Oncology
Professional Affiliation/ Membership 1.    International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
2.    Malaysian Dental Association (MDA)
3.    Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB)
Research Interest 1.    Genomic, epigenetic, and microRNA studies in oral cancer
2.    Effects of drug and herbal study on oral cancer
On going Research Grant 1.    FRGS grant: Analysis of Promoter Methylated Genes Associated WNT Signaling Pathway in Human Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
2.    Dana Lestari grant: In Vitro Study of epigenetic regulation of MicroRNA 129-2 in oral cancer.
Consultation Project/ Consultancy Supervision:

A. Master degree:
1.    Hajar Nurul Che Ghazali (Completed)
2.    Fatimah Suriati Sulaiman,  (On going)

B. Elective Research Project
1.    Aiman Shafiq B. Abd. Jalil, 2010  (Completed)
2.    Anas Ramadhan B.Adb. Halim, 2010 (Completed)
3.    Alyaa Nurain Bt Hamda, 2015 (Completed)
4.    Noor Naniza Bt Ab Rhaman, 2015 (Completed)
5.    Nur Azila Bt Dardiri, 2016 (On going)
6.    Nor Diyana Bt Nor Hisham, 2016(On going)

1.    Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
2.    Achieves of Orofacial Sciences
3.    OncoTargets and Therapy

PhD Thesis:
Methylation profiling in oral squamous cell carcinoma. University of Malaya, 2014

Indexed Journals:

1. Khor GH, Froemming GRA, Zain RB, Abraham MT, Thong K (2015). Involvement of CELSR3 Hypermethylation in Primary Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 17 (1), 219-223.

2.   G.H KHOR, G.A. FROEMMING, R.B. ZAIN, A.M. THOMAS, and K.L. THONG (2014). Screening of Differential Promoter Hypermethylated Genes in  Primary Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 15 (20), 8957-8961.

3.    Vincent-Chong VK,  Iman S, Karen-Ng LP, Siow MY, Thomas GK, Anand R, Yi HY, Khor GH, Zainal AAR, Siti MI,Narayanan P,Wan MW M,Mannil TA, Tay KK Tay, Sok  C and Rosnah BZ.  Overexpression of MMP13 Is Associated with Clinical Outcomes and Poor Prognosis in Oral SquamousCell Carcinoma. Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014, Article ID 897523, 12 page.

4.    Al-Obaidi MMJ , Al-Bayaty FB, Rami Al B, Khor GH.  Impact of Ellagic Acid in Bone Formation after Tooth Extraction- An Experimental Study on Diabetic Rats. Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014, Article ID 908098, 14 pages.

5.    G.H. Khor, R.B. Zain, G.A. Froemming, A.M. Thomas, Effat O, SK Tan, V. Chong and K.L. Thong (2013). DNA Methylation Profiling Revealed Promoter Hypermethylation-induced Silencing of p16, DDAH2 and DUSP1 in Primary Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Inter J Med Sci,  2013, 10(12); 1727-1739.

6.    G.H. Khor, R.B. Zain, G.A. Froemming, A.M. Thomas, NMM Nik Mohd and K.L. Thong. Human Papiloma Virus 18 detection in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma and potentially Malignant Lesions Using Saliva Samples. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 2012, 13 (12); 6109-6113

7. Khor GH, Mohamed Ibrahim AB, Siar CH. P53 Expression as a marker of Microinvasion of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev, 2011, 12(4); 1017-1022. ISSN:1513-7368

8. Khor, GH, Siar, CH., and Kamaruzaman J. 2009. Chromosome 17 Aberration of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Malaysia, Global Journal of Health Science. 1(2):150-156).ISSN: 1916-9736

9. Khor GH, Siar CH, Ng KH. p53 Immunoreactivity at the Microinvasive Front of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The Malaysian Journal of Medical laboratory Sciences, 2007. 10 :20-25.  ISSN: 0127-4872

Awards 1.    Silver Medal for Research and Innovation Expo in fundamental research, 2005. University Malaya. Malaysia
2.    Excellent service of university staff, 2008. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
3.    Gold Medal for Innovation Category.  7th Invention, Innovation and Design (IID) 2010, Malaysia
4.    Silver Medal for Innovation Category.  21th Invention, Innovation ITEX 2010, Malaysia
5.    Bronze Medal for Innovation and invention . Malaysia technology Expo (MTE) 2011, Malaysia
6.    High Impact Publication Award (2011), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
7.    1st prize in the poster competition e, Human Genome Meeting (HGM) 2011, Dubai. United Arab Emirates.
8.    1stplace in  2nd UiTM Dental Students Symposium 2012. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
9.    2nd place in  2nd UiTM Dental Students Symposium 2012. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
10.    The  Best Poster Presentation in 38TH Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Malaysia.2014