Azliyati Azizan

School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Associate professor
Room 454, NU School of Medicine

Citizen of Malaysia, Permanent Resident of the USA


Academic Positions

Current: Associate Professor at Nazarbayev University SOM: January, 2015 – present

Previous: Assistant Professor at  the University of South Florida, USA: August 2001 – December 2014



1) The University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, USA                      08/1989 – 05/1995

Degree conferred:Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry

Dissertation: Molecular genetic analysis of the mechanism of long-chain fatty acid transport in Escherichia coli.

Major Professor: Dr. Paul N. Black

2) East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA         08/1985 – 07/1987

Degree conferred; Masters of Science in Microbiology

Thesis: Mutagenicity and antimutagenicity testing of six chemicals associated with specific spices as revealed by the Ames Salmonella mutagenicity assay.

Major Professor: Dr. Raymond Dean Blevins

3) Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA                                                     06/1980- 05/1984

Degree conferred:Bachelor of Science in Biophysics

Academic Advisor: Dr. Jon Applequist


Research Interest

  1. Extremophiles from Kazakhstan as potential producers of novel antibiotics
  2. Hospital Associated Infections
  3. Molecular Epidemiology of Human Papillomavirus 
  4. Dengue