Dr. James Loh

Dr. James Loh

Dr. James Loh

Associate Professor/Principal Research Fellow, Aquaculture


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching, UCSI University, 2017 - 2019;
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Monash University, 2012 – 2015;
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology in Aquaculture), University Tunku Abdul Rahman, 2008 - 2010;
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Fisheries Sciences), University Malaysia Terengganu, 2004 - 2006;
  • Diploma in Fisheries, University Malaysia Terengganu, 2001 - 2003


Associate Professor Jiun-Yan Loh (known as James) has dedicated over 15 years to the field of fish nutrition. Before his academic pursuits, James gained invaluable experience in the aquaculture feed industry and worked hands-on in various fish and shrimp farms. He holds a PhD from Monash University, Australia, specializing in fish nutrition, pre-and probiotics.

Assoc. Professor Loh’s research interests encompass a range of topics, including the substitution of alternative protein sources with insect meals and exploration of prebiotics, probiotics, and immunostimulants in aquaculture species. His work has garnered international recognition, with James securing several research grants and industry consultancy funding. He has published his research findings in prestigious journals such as Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Animal Feed Science and Technology, and Frontiers in Immunology. He has also contributed to book chapters published by Academic Press, Elsevier, and Springer. In addition, his innovative green aquaculture feeds have received several accolades at technology expos, and some of his innovations have been granted patents.

Beyond his research endeavours, Assoc. Professor Loh actively engages with the industry, serving as an industry advisor and contributing as a visiting professor to institutions in China and Indonesia.

He is keen to hear from companies and institutions who are interested in undertaking R&D relevant to nutrition and aquafeed development, immunostimulants or novel ingredients in diets.

Research Interests

  • Fish nutrition
  • Probiotics
  • Prebiotics
  • Immunostimulants
  • Alternative protein sources