Lee Yih Nin

Dr. Lee Yih Nin
Ph.D., M.Sc, B.Sc, AHEA
Assistant Director, Curtin Aquaculture Research Lab

Contact Details
Location: Skylark 3 Room 414
Telephone: +60 85 630 100 Ext: 2516
Email: leeyihnin@curtin.edu.my

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yih-Nin-Lee
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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3924-4884


Dr. Lee Yih Nin is currently Assistant Director of Curtin Aquaculture Research Lab and a lecturer in the Department of Applied Sciences at Curtin University, Malaysia. She accomplished her PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University (NVLU), Japan in 2020. She obtained her Master degree in Aquaculture from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in 2016 and Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) in 2013. Her main research interest involved research in fish diseases and immunology. She is experienced on lower fungi identification, gene expression and immunology study in fish.

Academic History

  • PhD in Veterinary Medicine, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, Japan, 2016-2020
  • Master of Science (Aquaculture), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 2015-2016
  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 2010-2013

Research Interests

  • Fungal infection (lower fungi)
  • Immunology
  • Gene cloning
  • Fish diseases

Awards and Recognitions

  • Curtin Malaysia Emerging Research Star Award 2023
  • Curtin Malaysia Student’s Choice Award 2022
  • Best Oral Presenter, The 5th International Conference on Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Indonesia, 2022

Research Grants and Projects

  • Principal Investigator, “Growth performance, haemato-immunological assessment and resistance of transport stress of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed with fishbone meal supplemented with garlic”. FRGS Grant (2023)
  • Principal Investigator, “Green synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles using black pepper spent residue and investigation on their antimicrobial property and biocompatibility”. SRDC Grant (2023).
  • Co-Investigator, “Impact of chitosan from black soldier fly larvae on growth performance and immunocompetence of freshwater giant prawn, Macrobachium rosenbergii.” Curtin Malaysia Collaborative Research Scheme, (CMCR), 2023.
  • Principal Investigator, “Enhancing Student Experiences through Contextualized Learning Activities”. Curtin Malaysia Teaching Support (CMTS), 2023.
  • Principal Investigator, “GIS based aquaculture site suitability in Sarawak: Implication for guidelines and recommendation to the farmers and policy makers”. Curtin Malaysia Research Institute Collaborative Research Scheme (CMRI-CRS), 2022.
  • Co-investigator, “Development and efficacy of a smart Integrated Microalgae-Aquaculture Recirculating System(IMARS) for sustainable aquaculture farming in Sarawak.” Curtin Malaysia Research Institute-Innovative and Collaborative Matching Research Grant (CMRI-ICMR), 2022.

Journal Publications

  1. Saputra, I., & Lee, Y. N. (2023). Nutrition composition of commercial full-fat and defatted black soldier fly larvae meal (Hermetia illucens) as a potential protein resource for aquafeeds. Biodiversitas Journal of Biological Diversity, 24(9).
  2. Lee, Y. N., Wada, S. and Kurata, O. (2020) Effect of age on susceptibility of marbled rockfish, Sebastiscus marmoratus to Ochroconis humicola following experimental challenge. Journal Fish Diseases, 43: 399-401.
  3. Lee, Y. N., Hatai, K. and Kurata, O. (2017) Haliphthoros milfordensis isolated from eggs and larvae of mud crad (Scylla tranquebarica) in Sabah, Malaysia. European Bulletin Association Fish Pathology, 37(6): 226-234.
  4. Lee, Y. N., Hatai, K. and Kurata, O. (2017) Haliphthoros sabahensis sp. nov. isolated from mud crab Scylla tranquebarica eggs and larvae in Malaysia. Fish Pathology, 52(1): 31-37.
  5. Lee, Y. N., Hatai, K and Kurata, O. (2016) First report of Lagenidium thermophilum isolated from eggs and larvae of mud crab Scylla tranquebarica in Sabah, Malaysia. European Bulletin Association Fish Pathology, 36(3): 111-117.
  6. Lee, Y. N., Chuah, Q. Y. and Hatai, K (2016) Biological characteristics of obligate marine Lagenidium thermophilum isolated from mud crab (Scylla tranquebarica) eggs in Sabah, Malaysia. European Bulletin Association Fish Pathology, 36(3): 126-130.