Assistant Professor Thanat Chookajorn is Head of the Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine Unit. He obtained his B.Sc. in Medical Sciences from Mahidol University. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell University and continued his research career as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. His research is shedding light on the malaria drug-resistance situation in Thailand and neighboring regions.


Dr. Thanat is expert in genomics and evolution biology with emphasis on malaria. He has a special interest in discovering anti-malarial drug resistance mechanisms, leading to development of chemical compounds that target those mechanisms.

Ongoing Research Project(s)

Research Name Funding Source
• การใช้เทคโนโลยี RT-LAMP และ Genome Evaluation Analysis เพื่อตรวจวินิจฉัยเชื้อ SARS-Cov-2 Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS)
• Development of Artemisinin booster compounds to overcome artemisinin resistance Wellcome Trust (iTPA)



Research of Expertise

  • Anti-malarial drugs
  • Malaria

Diseases Covered/Research Area

  • Drug resistant bacteria

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