Cindy Shuan Ju Teh

Cindy Shuan Ju Teh

Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Dr. Cindy Teh is a microbiologist by training. She joined the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya in 2013 and currently serves as an Associate Professor in the department. She is also a member of Young-Scientist network (YSN-ASM) since 2018.

Her main research interest is in the area of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She has been actively involved in the scholarly research to deepen the existing knowledge in the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of AMR. Dr. Cindy has developed research network with national and international researchers. She has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines, particularly Veterinary, Ecology, Social Science, Education and Computer Science in order to tackle the AMR problems using multiprong approaches.

Dr. Cindy has an impressive publication track record. Her research finding has contributed significantly to the advancement of the understanding of the distributions of Multidrug-resistance organism (MDRO) and the risk factors of infections in Malaysia. The findings of her team have also provided the fundamentals to infer the mechanisms that underlaid the transmission of AMR in both community and hospital settings.

As a principal investigator, Dr. Cindy has been awarded twice the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (2013 and 2018), and Trans-disciplinary Research Grant Scheme (TRGS) in 2020. She was one of the 6 awardees for Malaysia Research University Network-Young Researcher Grant Scheme (MY-RGS) in 2019. Her work in AMR has also received international accolades in the form of research funding from international agencies. Her contribution in AMR was recognized with the award of the Institut Mérieux – MSIDC Young Investigator Award in 2018 and L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science National Fellowship in 2021.