Dr. Geetha is a Professor in INTI International University, Malaysia. She graduated from
University of Malaysia (UM) in 1999 with Ph.D. in Medical Virology. She is a dedicated
academician with more than 8 years of experience in teaching, and more than 28 years of
research experience with 47 publications to date.
Her main research is focused on antibiotic resistance in pathogens where determining the
susceptibility profile of these pathogens to commonly used antibiotics is an important aspect of
medical health and could influence the treatment options for these infectious pathogens. She is
also involved in screening indigenous herbs for antimicrobial activity whereby this research
could be translated into suitable options to eventually replace or potentiate the use of antibiotics.
Furthermore, Dr. Geetha also has a keen interest in utilization of agro-economic waste for
mushroom cultivation in which she has an Industrial Grant to carry out this research.
During the pandemic, Dr. Geetha and her research team focused on the growing issue on vaccine
hesitancy against the COVID-19 vaccines and has since published 3 SCOPUS-cited papers on
this subject.
Dr. Geetha has inculcated the industry-to-classroom knowledge in her teaching through her own
experiences having been in a diagnostic laboratory for 6 years. Furthermore, as a keen
researcher, she has tried to inculcate her passion for research in her students by supervising them
during their final year projects, several of which have been published in SCOPUS-cited journals.
Dr. Geetha attributes her success as an educator to her students and admits that the most
wonderful thing is the quality of the students’ responses to her questions.