Dr. Heo Chong Chin

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)


  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Medical
  • Science


  • Insects


  • Peninsular Malaysia
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak

Educational Background

  • 2003 - 2006
    Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 2006 - 2009
    Master in Medical Parasitology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 2012 - 2016
    PhD in Entomology, Texas A&M University

Working Experience

  • 2008 - 2009
    Research Assistant
    Universiti Malaya
  • 2009 - 2009
    Research Officer
    Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2009 - 2016
    Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • 2016 - Present
    Senior Lecturer
    Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA


  • 2018
    Council Member
    Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine
  • 2017
    Council Member
    Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine


  • 2017
    Nadchatram Medal
  • 2017
    John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Award
  • 2017
    Perdana Scholar Award (Research, Innovation & Publication)


  • 2017 - 2019
    Mites associated with rabbit carcasses in Malaysia
  • 2011 - 2012
    The Importance of Habitat in the Ecology of Decomposition on Rabbit Carcasses in Malaysia: Implications in Forensic Entomology.


  • 2017
    Heo CC, Latif B, Kurahashi H, Tan SH, Nazni WA, Chew WK & Omar B (2017). Preliminary observations of necrophagous dipteran activities and a new host record of parasitoids on a high-rise building. Polish Journal of Entomology 86(2): 165-180.


  • 07-11-2017
    Carrion with Delayed Diptera Colonization: Implications in Decomposition Ecology and Forensic Entomology (Oral)
    Entomological Society of America
  • 16-11-2015
    Ecosystem resilience on carrion associated delayed Diptera colonization (Oral)
    Entomological Society of America


  • 2017
    Forensic Entomological Services
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