Dr Eden Low Ngah Den

Dr Eden Low Ngah Den

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Biological Sciences


Prior to joining Sunway University, Dr Eden Low served as a postdoc associate at the Center of Pharmacogenetics, University of Pittsburgh, USA, where she worked on transgenic mice model of liver fibrosis. She obtained her PhD in Medical Science (Physiology) from National University of Malaysia, where she accumulated fundamental and clinical research experiences working on projects related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colitis-associated colorectal cancer and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD/MAFLD). As a post-doctoral research fellow, Dr Eden Low is currently involved in ageing research (microbiome profiling).

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Medical Science (Physiology), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia (2021)
  • BSc in Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, USA (2013)

Research Interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Molecular Biology

Notable Publications

  1. Mokhtar NM, Nawawi KN, Verasingam J, Zhiqin W, Sagap I, Azman ZA, Mazlan L, Hamid HA, Yaacob NY, Rose IM, Den EL. A four-decade analysis of the incidence trends, sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of inflammatory bowel disease patients at single tertiary centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jun;19:1-0. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6858-2 
  2. Low EN, Mokhtar NM, Wong Z, Raja Ali RA. Colonic mucosal transcriptomic changes in patients with long-duration ulcerative colitis revealed colitis-associated cancer pathways. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis. 2019 May 27;13(6):755-63.  https://doi.org/10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjz002 
  3. Mokhtar, Norfilza, Den Low, Eden Ngah, Azyani Yahaya, and Raja Affendi Raja Ali. "Characterisation of SGK2 gene using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool in ulcerative colitis." In Journal Of Gastroenterology And Hepatology, vol. 34, pp. 274-274. 111 River St, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY, 2019. PP0401 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jgh.14879?af=R 
  4. Chan SN, Den Low EN, Ali RA, Mokhtar NM. Delineating inflammatory bowel disease through transcriptomic studies: current review of progress and evidence. Intestinal research. 2018 Jul;16(3):374.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6077315/ 
  5. Ali, Raja Affendi Raja, Eden Ngah Den Low, Zhiqin Wong, Chai Soon Ngiu, Seow-Neng Chan, and Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar. "Tu1800-Colonic Mucosal Transcriptomic Changes in Patients with Long Duration Ulcerative Colitis Revealed Colitis-Associated Cancer Pathways." Gastroenterology 154, no. 6 (2018): S-1023.  https://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(18)33426-7/pdf?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.researchgate.net%2F 
  6. Low, E. N. D., Z. Wong, C. S. Ngiu, A. H. Nazefah, A. R. Rafiz, N. Mokhtar, and RA Raja Ali. "P031 Identification of alternative splicing in transcript isoforms in patients with ulcerative colitis: effects of disease duration." Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 11, no. suppl_1 (2017).  https://academic.oup.com/ecco-jcc/article/11/suppl_1/S94/2960975