Prof. Mon Mon

Prof. Mon Mon

MBBS, MMedSc(Microbiology), PhD(Medical Microbiology),Dip Med Edu

Professor and Head

Brief HIstory Of Department

The Department of Microbiology  was established in May 1965 by Prof. Daw Hpay, MBBS, DTM & H (Eng.), Dip Bact (London), MPH (Harvard) MRC.Path, (London), Professor  and Head of the Department of Microbiology, University of Medicine (1). She served as supervisor to the department of the University of Medicine (2) with three full-time demonstrators. Three lecturers from the Department of Microbiology, University of Medicine (1) also assisted  in the teaching programme.

Dr.G.Keleman, MD (Pees) , from the Republic of Hungary  was visiting Professor from 1966 to 1968. Dr. U Tin Aung was Head of Department from October 1969 to March 1980.

Dr. Margaret Tu served as Lecturer and Head of Department from 1980 to 1982 and in 1982 she was promoted to Professor and Head. When Dr. Margaret Tu retired in October 1988, Dr.Salome Hla Gyaw became the head of Department.  On her retirement, Dr. Ronald Sein Dwe became the Professor and Head on January 17, 1989. He was transferred to the University of Medicine (1), as Professor and Head on January 10, 1990 and replaced by Dr.Khin Ma Gyi as Professor and Head. On her retirement, Dr. Kyi Kyi Thinn was appointed as Professor and Head on March 17, 1997. She was transferred to University of Medicine (1) on July 20, 1998. Professor Myint Aung took over the post on the same day. He was promoted as pro-rector of University of Medicine (1) on May 14, 2001 and Professor May Kyi Aung held the chair of the department. In 2013-2019, Professor Win Win Maw,  Head of the Microbiology Department, University of Medicine, Magway was transferred as Professor and Head of the Department. From 2019 to the present date, Professor Mon Mon was appointed as Professor and Head of the Department.


Former Head Of Department

Photo Name Degree Year
Prof. Daw Phay
M.B.,B.S, D.T.M & H (Eng), Dip Bact (London),M.P.H (Harvard),       M.R.C.Path (London) 1965 – 1968
Dr. Tin Aung
M.B.,B.S, Dip Bact. (Manchester),  M.Sc (West Ontario) 1968 – 1980
Prof. Margaret Tu
M.B.,B.S, M.Sc (Manchester), DAP & E (London), D.T.M & H(Eng) 1980-1988
Prof. Salome Hla Gyaw
B.Sc, M.B.,B.S, DA P&E (London)  1988 — 1989
Prof. Ronald Sein Dwe
M.B.,B.S, D.Bact 1989 – 1990
Prof. Khin Ma Gyi
M.B.,B.S, D.Bact 1990 – 1997
Prof. Kyi Kyi Thinn
M.B.,B.S, D.Bact, Ph.D (London)     1997 – 1998
Prof. Myint Aung
M.B.,B.S, D.Bact, M.Med.Sc (Microbiology) Ph.D (Hon)  1998 – 2001
Prof. May Kyi Aung
M.B.,B.S, D.Bact, M.Med.Sc (Microbiology) Ph.D (Hon) 2013-2019
Prof. Win Win Maw
MBBS, PhD (Shimane)
FACTM (Australia), Dip MedEd
 1998 – 2001

Aim and Objectives


At the end of the course of instruction, the learner should be able to;


Acquire knowledge of the basic principles of bacteriology, virology, mycology, immunology, parasitology, applied microbiology and public health microbiology including the nature of pathogenic microorganisms, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, transmission, prevention and control of infectious diseases  and immunologically mediated diseases.


Acquire requisite skills in the

  1. Performance of basic laboratory procedures in microbiology, parasitology and immunology
  2. Identification of causal organisms and important structures in stained and unstained clinical specimens from infected cases
  3. interpretation and systematic reporting of the results
  4. Interpretation of rapid test (ICT) in the diagnosis of infectious diseases
  5. identification of microorganisms, culture media and instruments used in Microbiology Laboratory


  1. Maintain an interest in the study of medical microbiology, immunology and parasitology by appreciating its role in promotive, preventive and curative medicine highlighting on emerging and reemerging diseases
  2. Establish essential habits of continuing self-learning through critical reading and evaluation of information in the above mentioned fields.
  3. Develop sound attitudes in relation to the role of medical microbiology in clinical and community medicine.
  4. Develop research culture
  5. Develop sound attitudes in relation to medical ethics and professionalism
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