Dr. Hamidah obtained her BSc in Biomedical Science from National University of Malaysia. She pursued her MSc in drug discovery from natural product (research) from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She won Vice Chancellor award for research excellence from University of Nottingham, UK which facilitated her to pursue her PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system. Currently, she is a lecturer of pharmacology and toxicology for BSc Biomedical Science programme.
Areas of Expertise
Drug discovery from natural products
Nervous system controlling vascular tone
Kalavathy, R. Lim, S.M., Abu Bakar, H., Ismail, N., Ismail, M.S., Ali, M.F., Weber, J.F.F. (2009). Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activities of Malaysian Endophytes. Phytotherapy Research. 24, 640-643 (IF: 3.092).
Abu Bakar, H.,Dunn, W. R., Daly, C., Ralevic, V. (2017). Sensory innervation of perivascular adipose tissue: a crucial role in artery vasodilatation and leptin release, Cardiovascular Research 1;113(8):962-972 doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvx062. (IF: 7.014).
Chak Kwong Cheng, Hamidah Abu Bakar, Maik Gollasch and Yu Huang (2018). Perivascular Adipose Tissue: the Sixth Man of the Cardiovascular System (review article). Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. 32(5):481-502. doi: 10.1007/s10557-018-6820-z (IF: 3.189)
Xia, L.Y and Bakar, H.A. Evaluation of distilled water as buffered water replacement for 3% giemsa’s solution preparation in malaria diagnosis. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vol. 10 No. SPL1 (2019): Volume 10 SPL 1. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10iSPL1.1715