Dr. Wang Nguitragool is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Tropical Medicine and Genetics. He obtained his B.Sc. in Biophysics from Brown University, USA and Ph.D. in Biophysics from Brandeis University, USA. He leads a team of researchers and students investigating Plasmodium vivax biology and transmission.    


Dr. Wang is an authority in Plasmodium vivax biology and epidemiology in Thailand. His research aims to understand malaria parasite biology and mosquito infectivity, with an emphasis on developing novel vaccines for malaria. Dr. Wang also leads a molecular diagnostic team for malaria epidemiological studies. His research supports malaria-elimination efforts in Thailand and neighboring countries.

Ongoing Research Project(s)

Research Name Funding Source
• Transmission Blocking Vaccine for P.vivax Malaria Wellcome Trust (iTPA)


2008 Ph.D. (Biophysics) Brandeis University, USA
2002 Sc.B. (Biophysics) Brown University, USA

Research of Expertise

  • Molecular cell biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Diagnosis

Diseases Covered/Research Area

  • Scrub Typhus
  • Malaria

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