I am Kongsakon Kulchim; everyone can call me by my nickname, Big. I received my undergraduate degree in Medical Technology with first-class honors from Chiang Mai University, Thailand, in 2022. The reason why I decided to study for a doctoral degree at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, is because
studying here may help improve my potential and keep me improving myself to reach my life goals.
I am currently under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Ariyaphong Wongnoppavich at the cancer and metabolic diseases research cluster (AAP Lab). My research fields of interest are hematology and cancer research. My current research is focused on studying the effects of bioactive compounds isolated from Thai medicinal plants on enhancing the chemosensitivity of cisplatin in human non-small cell lung cancer cells. Another is studying the effect of inflammation caused by exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) collected in Chiang Mai Province, which is involved in all stages of lung carcinogenesis.
My name is Chatsiri Siriwathanakul. I graduated master’s degree from the department of Animals and Aquatic Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University. The reason that brought me here is that I would like to gain more experience especially, molecular techniques and learn new knowledge from the expert teams. This department really motivates me to learn, think critically and discover new things.
In Dr. Luca Lo Piccolo’s lab we would like to study the role of epigenetic in neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) in vitro, as a preliminary study for human model. In this study we will use CRISPR-Cas9 for gene knockout and investigate the cell differentiation, morphology, cell function and electrophysiology. which will be the model for the disease therapy in the further.
My name is Honghong Xu, I come from China, graduate from Qiqihaer University in China. Why I choose our department? That is because, I studied biology before and I’m interested in biochemistry, so I choose our department and hope to gain more knowledge. I learn more here and both Ajarn and students treat me very well, I like it here and I’m happy studying here.
My research field is about thalassemia. I am studying in the iron lab now, my research is about the effect of green tea extract on osteoblast metabolism and parathyroid hormone in iron overload condition.
Narawich Wongkhammul, MD
I graduated with bachelor’s degree in Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. I decided to attend the PhD program in biochemistry at CMU because I needed to improve my laboratory and research skills.
I am interested in the field of gene therapy and genome editing in hematologic diseases. In my current work in Dr. Dumnoensun Pruksakorn’s lab (CMUTEAM), I have tried to convert a single nucleotide mutation of the Hemohlobin H Constant Spring mutation gene at HBA2 stem cell via cytosine base editing (which develops from classical CRISPR/Cas9) under the title “Gene correction of hemoglobin H Constant Spring thalassemia patient derived CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells by base editing “.
Hello, my name is Viraporn Thepbundit (nickname “Wi”). I am from Lampang, another province in northern Thailand, south of Chiangmai. I received my master’s degree from the faculty of Associated Medical Science at Chiang Mai University (CMU). Then, I began working as an assistant researcher at the Musculoskeletal Science and Translational Research (MSTR) research unit at the department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, CMU. During that time, my boss encouraged me to enroll in a PhD program as it would provide me with additional skills that would support my academic future. After two years, I decided to pursue a PhD in Biochemistry, and my boss (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dumnoensun Pruksakorn, M.D., Ph.D.) became my thesis advisor.
Currently, I am interested in proteomics and omics in cancer research. I am working in the MSTR laboratory as well as the Center of Multidisciplinary Technology for Advanced Medicine (CMUTEAM). My thesis project involves using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) to identify a suitable cell surface protein to use as a therapeutic target for osteosarcoma targeted therapy. Since this instrument is unavailable at CMU, we collaborate with the Pediatric Translational Research Unit at the Pediatrics Department, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.
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I am Nutnicha Sirikaew. My undergraduate program is in Biochemistry and Biochemical Technology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University. For master’s degree, I graduated in Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. Currently, I am studying for a doctorate degree in department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. I decided to study in this field because Biochemistry is the heart of biological basic science, which can be applied in another field. Ultimately, Studying here allowed me to develop myself and achieve my research goals.
I joined Center of Multidisciplinary Technology for Advanced Medicine (CMUTEAM) as a student under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Dumnoensun Pruksakorn, M.D.. The focus of my research is to investigate the biomarker in osteosarcoma (bone cancer) chemoresistance using proteomic technique and toward understanding the biological and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance. My interested field is cancer proteomic, which is involving in mass spectrometry technique.
My name is Beilin Li, I come from China. I got my master’s degree from Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities (China) in 2020, majoring in Immunology. There are three reasons for a Ph.D.: first, I want to learn more relevant medical knowledge and receive a Ph.D. degree. The second is to broaden my mind, enhance my horizon, and improve the communication between Chiang Mai University and Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities (YMUN). Third, as a teacher at YMUN, I want to learn more about Thailand’s advanced teaching and training mode, especially teaching skills and clinical thinking, as well as the way to train graduate students.
I am interested in the research related to high fructose and high fat that can promote hepatocarcinogenesis. Currently, I am studying in The Research and Researcher for Industry (RRi) Lab, my study focuses on the carcinogenic mechanism of high fructose and high fat in the early stage of hepatocarcinogenesis in rats.
I am Huang Xiaomin and my nickname is Xiaomi. I come from China and work in Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities. Well goes an English proverb, “Live and learn.” As a teacher, I am even more in need of keeping on learning for myself and for my students.
I have studied at PD lab in the Department of Biochemistry of CMU for PhD degree since 2022. Prof. Dr. Pornngarm Dejkriengkraikul is my advisor. With her academic guidance and intellectual supervision, we focus on the research and development of natural products for health. My current research field is the treatment with natural compound for NSCLC.
I am Ziblim Zulka from Ghana, West Africa. In Ghana, I had my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University for Development Studies (UDS) in 2016. In my quest to further my education, the opportunity to join Chiang Mai University (CMU) for this chapter of my educational journey availed itself which I gladly welcomed it. The chance to experience a new culture, and meet new diverse people of different backgrounds – socially, culturally, and professionally – was something I needed to widen my horizon and welcome additional perspectives in my life.
I am currently under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr. Jetsada Ruangsuriya at the Proteomic and Cellular Engineering Lab. Our research focuses on the fabrication of novel composite biopolymers and their biomedical application, especially in bone tissue engineering. We also employ the services of radio frequency plasmas, preferably using oxygen gas as the source of plasma gas, for the purpose of surface functionalization and activation of our scaffolds to enable interaction at the scaffold-bio environment interface to enable bone regeneration at defect sites.
My name is Jin Li, I’m from China. I got my master degree in Guang Xi University (China) in 2012, major in Veterinary Medicine. There are two reasons for a Ph.D: first, I want to learn the relevant knowledge and obtain the highest degree in my life, second, is to broaden my mind, enhance the horizon, the knowledge into achievements.
I am interested in the research related to Thalassemia and Iron chelation. Currently, I study in IRON Metabolism Lab, my study focuses on assessing protective and therapeutic effects of DFP-RVT on oxidative stress, iron overload and iron-regulatory hepcidin hormone in hepatocyte culture and beta-knockout (BKO) thalassemic mice with iron overload.
Bishant Pokharel, MD
My name is Bishant Pokharel, from Kathmandu, Nepal. I received my Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Gonoshasthaya Samaj Vittik Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. After that, I worked as medical officer in various different places. While working in clinical field as a medical doctor, the importance of scientific discoveries and its impact on personalized medicine, brings me here, to pursue my Ph.D.; aiming in the field of Translational medicine, where I can bring my biomedical research in aid of bedside researches.
My research interest is on the platform of Omics and Bioinformatics where I can study the diseases, tissues, organisms, and compounds in molecular level; characterizing and validating molecules responsible for the very basic structure, function, and dynamics of the diseases and medicinal compounds; their interactions and its implications for the benefit of patients.
I’m Amonnat Sukhamwang. I graduated in 2019 with first-class honors from department of chemistry, faculty of science, Chiang Mai university with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biochemistry Technology. When I was an undergraduate student, I had an internship at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. This was such a great opportunity that made me strongly passionate about biochemistry and that’s why I decided to attend a Ph.D. program here.
I am currently under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr. Supachai Yodkeeree. My research fields of interest are molecular biology of cancer, transcriptomics, and drug resistance. Now, we are researching about drug resistance in osteosarcoma. Moreover, we also study the effect of bioactive compounds against cancer.
In my bachelor’s degree, I studied medical nutrition at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Phayao University, to assist doctors in providing a nutritionally appropriate diet based on the patient’s disease. That led me to be interested in the mechanisms between nutrients and their metabolism in the human body. That’s why I want to develop a food that already exists in nature into a food that can resist or slow down various diseases in humans. I decided to continue my PhD in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine. Chiang Mai University because it is a science that studies various biomolecules in the human body, both in terms of structure and molecules. It can also be studied at the level of gene expression.
Email: Kwanchanok_PK@hotmail.com or Kwanchanok_pa@cmu.ac.th
My name is Tanrada Likitsatian. Now, I live in Chiangmai. About my education, I graduated highschool from The Prince Royal’s College and bachelor’s degree from the department of Microbiology, faculty of science, CMU. I love to study biology and chemistry which biochemistry explores chemical processes related to living organisms. This lead me to join our department.
I’ve been interested in the cosmetic field. I’m Prof.Somdet’s lab member. As regarding my dissertation, was related to nanomaterial synthesis as a biosurfactant which is applied in some cosmetics for cancer patients who gain oral mucositis. It would be anti-inflammation and activate wound healing in the oral cavity of cancer patients.
My name is Pensiri Buacheen (Ying). I am Ph.D student at department of Biochemistry. I graduated from Chiang Mai University with Bachelor of Science degree in Agro-Industrial Biotechnology, Faculty of Agro-Industry and Master of Science degree in Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine. I am interested in biochemistry and I want to be a researcher in my future career. Because I graduated from industry field, it is my challenge to learn in biochemistry-related diseases. I have many experiences when I was a master student and I want to explore more and be expert in my research study that is the reason why I continue for studying in Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine.
My research field is about the characterization of plant extract/natural compound and their activities on metabolic diseases, such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammation and anti-insulin resistance. Currently, I am studying nanoparticle-synthesized with plant extract and its biological activities including anti-oxidant, anti-inflammation and anti-aging using cell culture and drosophila model.
I am Kornvipa Settakorn. I graduated from Chiang Mai University with a Bachelor of Medical Science (Medical Technology). Now I am PhD student at Prof Dr. Somdet Srichairatanakool group (funded by Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), Research and Researchers for Industries (RRI)).
My current project involves investigating the antioxidant effects of green tea extract (GTE) on erythroid regulators and erythropoiesis in normal and iron-overload conditions.
Warathit Semmarath, DVM
After I graduated the bachelor’s degree, I was given the opportunity to receive a scholarship from Thai government to work in the animal vaccine research facility and developed the vaccine in laboratory scale using cell culture. That experiences introduced me to the world of cell culture and molecular biology, and I was impressed by it. From that moment, I began searching for the Ph.D. program that could fulfil my career path as a researcher in cellular and molecular biology field. From there, my journey at department of biochemistry as a PhD student has begun.
My Ph.D. thesis was the development of black rice germ and bran, that are known to have high amount of anthocyanins, as a candidate for inflamm-aging intervention in older adults who suffer from frailty syndrome. I have been working on the potential anti-inflammation properties of black rice anthocyanins on the cells culture models (A549 lung cells, THP-1 macrophages) and then translating the in vitro findings to the clinical setting in aging population to prevent inflammaging by using black rice supplement in combination with the multi-component exercise program.
Briefly, In 2012, I graduated from Navamindarajudis Phayap High School. I obtained a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Medical Technology from the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences at CMU. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, CMU under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Somdet Srichairatanakool.
My research interests involves various aspects of biochemistry and hematology, with a particular focus on beta-thalassemia, as well as its complications including iron overload, free radicals, and oxidative stress conditions. Additionally, I am specifically interested in thalassemia-related hemostasis issues including hypercoagulation, thrombosis, and platelet dysfunction. As a PhD candidate in Biochemistry, I aim to advance my knowledge and contribute to the development of treatments and interventions from the potential use of natural products that can improve the health outcomes of individuals affected by thalassemia.
My name is Lookwaa. I studied at Dara Academy between 1998-2013. I graduated the bachelor’s degree of Medical Technology, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. My undergraduate project was related to cancer. That’s made me interested in cancer and I decided to attend the Ph.D program in biochemistry.
My PhD research is about Osteosarcoma (OS). I focus on identifying the circulating biomarkers for OS by employing bioinformatic tools, in collaboration with CMUTEAM. Moreover, my research also focuses on targeting OS with gene delivery system using phage-based vector. The vector was designed to carry therapeutic gene and specifically inhibits OS. For this project, I have collaborated with Professor Amin Hajitou and Dr. Keittisak Suwan at Imperial College London. Both projects are under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Peraphan Pothachareon of The ThaiTES laboratory.
I attended Dara Academy for high school and graduated in 2013. I then earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences at Chiang Mai University in 2016. During my undergraduate studies, I developed a strong interest in biochemistry, and this interest led me to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.
My research interests focus on several key areas related to cancer, including carcinogenesis, cancer chemoprevention, liver cancer, and colon cancer. Specifically, my research aims to understand the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, including cell proliferation, cell apoptosis, and inflammation. Additionally, I am also interested in investigating the potential of natural products as chemopreventive agents to inhibit or slow down the development of cancer.
My name is Punnida Arjsri. I graduated in 2016 from Department of Medical Technology, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. I’m interested in biochemistry and molecular biology. I want to be a researcher in my future career. I like to study and enjoy learning the new knowledges that I never knew before, that’s why I decided to attend a Ph.D. program.
I’ve been interested in natural product for health. My research field of interests are molecular biology of cancer, anti-inflammation properties, and cosmetics. My Ph.D. thesis is about the effect of natural compound form medicinal plants on the management of prostate cancer cell progression.
I graduated from Kamphaeng Phet Pittayakom School for high school. I then earned a Bachelor of Science in food science and technology from the Faculty of Agro-industry at Chiang Mai University in 2015. I want to develop my research skills and biochemical Knowledge. So, this interest led me to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.
My research interests focus on several key areas related to rice bran derived cancer chemopreventive proteins and peptides, including cancer chemoprevention, liver cancer, and colon cancer. Specifically, my research focuses on the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, including cell proliferation, cell apoptosis, and inflammation. Moreover, I am trying to investigate the cancer chemoprevention pathway of anticancer peptides involving antioxidants, antimutagenicity, inhibition of cell proliferation, induction of cell apoptosis, and peptides identification.
Tanyaluck Kampoun (Poy), PhD student in Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, CMU. I have graduated BSc in Medical Technology from Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, CMU. I am interested in the mystery of creatures. The knowledge about the biology of microorganisms that cause human illness is beneficial to the development of a drug or vaccine to overcome the problem. So, I choosen to study PhD in Biochemistry.
Effect of Plasmodium falciparum gene mutations on artemisinin resistance.