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pathologist

Joon-Wah Mak, Malaysian pathologist. Achievements include being first to culture infective larva of Brugia Malayi & Brugia Pahangi filarial parasites to the adult stage; establishment of the leaf monkey model for antifilarial drug screening. Foundation fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia; recipient MSPTM medal Malaysian Society Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Sandosham medal, 1989, National Science award Malaysian Government, 1985.

Background

Mak, Joon-Wah was born on December 11, 1942 in Penang, Malaysia. Son of Kok-Kee and Mooi-Chee (Pak) Mak.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, University Singapore, 1980. Diploma applied parasitology/entomology, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, 1972. Master in Public Health, University Malaya, Malaysia, 1975.

Career

House doctor General Hospital Penang, Malaysia, 1967-1968. Medical officer District Hospital Parit Buntar, Perak, Malaysia, 1968-1969, General Hospital Penang, Malaysia, 1969-1972. Head malaria & filariasis division Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1972-1992, head biotechnology center Malaysia, 1992-1997, director Malaysia, 1997-1998.

Professor tropical medicine University Putra Malyasia, Selonger, since 1998. Director collaborating center for filariasis Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, 1981-1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being first to culture infective larva of Brugia Malayi & Brugia Pahangi filarial parasites to the adult stage. Establishment of the leaf monkey model for antifilarial drug screening.

Membership

Fellow Royal College Pathologists.

Connections

Married Mooi-Fai Choong, February 3, 1968. Children: Yew-Meng, Yuet-Mei, Yew-Nam.

father:
Kok-Kee Mak

mother:
Mooi-Chee (Pak) Mak

spouse:
Mooi-Fai Choong

child:
Yew-Meng Mak

child:
Yuet-Mei Mak

child:
Yew-Nam Mak