Dr. Pornsawan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She obtained her B.Sc. in Radiological Technology and completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University. She teaches students from the Diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses at the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine.



Dr. Pornsawan has a broad background in the molecular diagnosis of viral infections as well as tissue culture. Her expertise includes medical virology and molecular typing. She is especially interested in improving a developed rapid diagnostic test kit for zika and chikungunya virus. Dr. Pornsawan has established collaborations with local and foreign institutions on the study of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika.

Ongoing Research Project(s)

Research Name Funding Source
• การพัฒนาสารเติมแต่งในเส้นใยสังเคราะห์ให้มีประสิทธิภาพในการยับยั้งโคโรนาไวรัสด้วยตัวเร่งปฏิกิริยาทางแสง MU-KMUTT
• การพัฒนาและประเมินประสิทธิภาพชุดตรวจหาภูมิคุ้มกันต่อการติดเชื้อไวรัสซิกา สำนักงานพัฒนาวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยีแห่งชาติ (สวทช.)


2004 Ph.D. (Tropical Medicine), Faculty of Tropical Medicine Mahidol University, Thailand
1999 M.Sc. (Tropical Medicine), Faculty of Tropical Medicine Mahidol University, Thailand
1996 B.Sc. (Radiological Technology), Faculty of Medical Technology Mahidol University, Thailand

Research of Expertise

  • Medical virology
  • Molecular diagnosis of viruses
  • Molecular typing
  • Tissue culture

Diseases Covered/Research Area

  • Zika virus
  • Dengue
  • Enteric viruses
  • Influenza

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