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Name: Krai Meemon Krai Meemon
Title: Associate Professor Dr.
Education: Ph.D. (Mahidol University)
  Postdoctoral study (Karolinska Institutet), Sweden
Expertise: Molecular and cellular biology of liver fluke
  Anthelmintic drug and vaccine development
  C. elegans as a model organism organism for aging and age-associated neurodegenerative diseases  
Contact Address: Department: Anatomy  
  Room: B126
  Lab: B 101
  Phone: +66 2201 5417, Fax +66 2354 7168
Research Interest: Longevity and anti-aging research of extracts from sea cucumber and medicinal plants
  Neuroprotective effects of the extracts from sea cucumber and medicinal plants
  Human gross anatomy and embryology
  Anthelmintic drug and vaccine development
Year Degree Place
1995-1998 B.Sc. Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  (Physical therapy; First Class Honor)    
1999-2004 Ph.D. (Anatomy)      Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Work Experiences and Training:                               
Year  Detail
2000-2001 Research fellowship, Department of Genetics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2007-2009 Postdoctoral studies, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet,
  1. Research Grant for New Scholar, Thailand Research Fund: Molecular cloning and characterization
    of saposin-like proteins from Fasciola gigantica, 2005-2010. (2 years) (Principal Investigator)
  2. Mahidol University: Development of diagnosis, vaccine and drugs for protection and therapeutics against fasciolosis by Fasciola gigantica, 2008-2010. (3 years) (Co-investigator)
  3. Research Grant for New Scholar, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University: Investigation of Antiparasitic Effects of Plumbagin, Artesunate and Dihydroartemisinin Using C. elegans As a Model, 2010-2012.
    (2 years) (Principal Investigator)
  4. Agricultural Research Development Agency: Screening for Pharmacological and Nutraceutical
    Benefits of Extracts from the Sea Cucumber, Holothuria scabra, 2013-2016. (3 years)
  5. Agricultural Research Development Agency: Vaccine development using juvenile-specific proteases against fasciolosis, 2014-2015. (1.5 years) (Principal Investigator)
  6. Thailand Research Fund and Mahidol University: Novel target validation program in neurodegenerative diseases – Parkinson’s disease, 2014-2017. (3 years) (Co-investigator)
  7. Mahidol University: Investigation of antioxidant, longevity and anti-aging effects of bioactive compounds from Thai medicinal plants, 2014-2017. (3 years) (Principal Investigator)
  8. Agricultural Research Development Agency: Effect of the extracts from the sea cucumber, Holothuria leucospilota, in lowering the body fat and hypertension in C. elegans and rabbits, 2015-2017. (2 years) (Co-investigator)
  1.  Tankruad S, Suwannakhan A, Suriyonplengsaeng C, Meemon K*. Duplication of the inferior vena cava from a division of the left external iliac vein. Anat Sci Int. 2017; 92(1): 147-150. (*corresponding author)
  2. Suwannakhan A, Meemon K*. Horseshoe kidney with extrarenal calyces and malformed renal vessels. Eur J Anat. 2016; 20(4): 355-359. (*corresponding author)
  3. Chaweeborisuit P, Suriyonplengsaeng C, Suphamungmee W, Sobhon P, Meemon K*. Nematicidal effect of plumbagin on Caenorhabditis elegans: A model for testing a nematicidal drug. Z. Naturforsch C. 2016; 71(5-6):121-131. (*corresponding author)
  4. Suwannakhan A, Tawonsawatruk T, Meemon K*. Extensor tendons and variations of the medial four digits of hand: a cadaveric study. Surg Radiol Anat. 2016;38:1083-1093. (*corresponding author)
  5. Meemon K*, Sobhon P. Development of fasciola vaccine in an animal model. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1404:123-33. (*corresponding author)
  6. Meemon K*, Sobhon P. Juvenile-specific cathepsin proteases in Fasciola spp.: their characteristics and vaccine efficacies. Parasitol Res. 2015;114:2807-13. (*corresponding author, review)
  7. Sansri V, Meemon K*, Changklungmoa N, Kueakhai P, Chantree P, Chaichanasak P, Lorsuwannarat N, Itagaki T, Sobhon P. Protection against Fasciola gigantica infection in mice by vaccination with recombinant juvenile-specific cathepsin L. Vaccine. 2015;33(13):1596-601. (*corresponding author)
  8. Wongwairot S, Kueakhai P, Changklungmoa N, Jaikua W, Sansri V, Meemon K, Songkoomkrong S, Riengrojpitak S, Sobhon P. Monoclonal antibody against recombinant Fasciola gigantica cathepsin L1H could detect juvenile and adult cathepsin Ls of Fasciola gigantica. Parasitol Res 2015;114(1):133-40.
  9. Anuracpreeda P, Srirakam T, Pandonlan S, Changklungmoa N, Chotwiwatthanakun C, Tinikul Y, Poljaroen J, Meemon K, Sobhon P. Production and characterization of a monoclonal antibody against recombinant cathepsin L1 of Fasciola gigantica. Acta Trop 2014;136:1-9.
  10. Suriyonplengsaeng C, Meemon K*. Retro-oesophageal right subclavian artery associated with a non-recurrent laryngeal nerve - case report. Eur J Anat 2014; 18(1):38-41. (*corresponding author)
  11. Kueakhai P, Changklungmoa N, Riengrojpitak S, Chaichanasak P, Meemon K, Chaithirayanon K, Chantree P, Sansri V, Itagaki T, Sobhon P*. Vaccine potential of recombinant saposin-like protein 2 against Fasciolosis gigantica in mice. Vaccine 2013;31(47):5518-5523.
  12. Sansri V, Changklungmoa N, Chaichanasak P, Sobhon P, Meemon K*. Molecular cloning, characterization and functional analysis of a novel juvenile-specific cathepsin L of Fasciola gigantica. Acta Trop 2013; 128:76-84. (*corresponding author)
  13. Chantree P, Phatsara M, Meemon K, Chaichanasak P, Changklungmoa N, Kueakhai P, Lorsuwannarat N, Sangpairoj K, Songkoomkrong S, Wanichanon C, Itagaki T, Sobhon P*. Vaccine potential of recombinant cathepsin B against Fasciola gigantica. Exp Parasitol 2013; 135:102-109.
  14. Chantree P, Wanichanon C*, Phatsara M, Meemon K, Sobhon P. Characterization and expression of cathepsin B2 in Fasciola gigantica. Exp Parasitol. 2012; 132:249-256.
  15. Changklungmoa N, Chaithirayanon K, Kueakhai P, Meemon K, Sobhon P, Riengrojpitak S*. Molecular cloning and characterization of leucine aminopeptidase from Fasciola gigantica. Exp Parasitol 2012; 131:283-291.
  16. Kueakhai P, Meemon K*, Changklungmoa N, Chaithirayanon K, Riengrojpitak S, Sobhon P. Characterization and localization of saposin-like protein-2 (SAP-2) in Fasciola gigantica. Parasitol Res 2011; 108:1493-1500. (*corresponding author)
  17. Meemon K, Khawsuk W, Sriburee S, Meepool A, Sethadavit M, Sansri V, Wanichanon C, Sobhon P*. Fasciola gigantica: Histology of the digestive tract and the expression of cathepsin L. Exp Parasitol 2010; 125:371-379.
  18. Sethadavit M, Meemon K, Jardim A, Spithill TW, Sobhon P*. Identification, expression and immunolocalization of cathepsin B3, a stage-specific antigen expressed by juvenile Fasciola gigantica. Acta Trop 2009; 112:164-173.
  19. Meemon K, Grams R, Vichasri-Grams S, Hofmann A, Korge G, Viyanant V, Upatham ES, Habe S, Sobhon P*. Molecular cloning and analysis of stage- and tissue-specific expression of cathepsin B encoding genes from Fasciola gigantica. Mol Biochem Parasitol 2004; 136:1-10.