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  Asst. Prof. Dr. Amornrat Naranuntarat Jensen    
Department of Pathobiology,
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
272 Rama VI Road, Phayathai
Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND
Tel: 662-201-5579
Fax: 662-354-7158
Email: amornrat.nar@mahidol.ac.th
   
 
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EDUCATION

2009           Ph.D.  Toxicology Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

2000           B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences (First-class honors degree) Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 

 
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 - present          Assistance Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Science,
                                Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

2009 - 2015               Lecturer, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Science,
                                Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

2002 - 2009               Graduate Student 
                                Johns Hopkins University, Department of Environmental Health Sciences,
                                Baltimore, Maryland, U. S. A.

2000-2002                 Researcher
                                Pharmaceutical Organization of Thailand
                                Research and Development Institute, Bangkok, Thailand  

 
 

HONORS

Quinlan Kohn Scholarship awarded from 9th International Congress on Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, USA (2018)

Best Poster Presentation Award from Thailand Research Fund (TRF) (2014)

Thesis Award from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) (2012)

Royal Thai Government Scholar in Biological Sciences (2002-2007)

 
 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

1. Aung H.A., Huangteerakul C., Panvongsa W., Jensen A.N., Chairoungdua A., Sukrong S., Jensen L.T. (2018) Interrogation
of ethnomedicinal plants for synthetic lethality effects in combination with deficiency in the DNA repair endonuclease
RAD1 using a yeast cell-based assay. J Ethnopharmacol. Accepted Manuscript (Impact factor 2.981)

2.Van Voorhis WC et al. (2016) Open source drug discovery with the Malaria Box compound collection for neglected
diseases and beyond. PLOS Pathogens. 28;12(7):e1005763 (Impact factor 7.758)

3. Kanprasoet, W., Jensen, L.T., Sriprach, S., Thitiananpakorn K., Rattanapornsompong, K., Jensen A.N.* (2015) Deletion
of mitochondrial porin alleviates stress sensitivity in the yeast model of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. J Genet
Genomics, 42(12):671-84 (Impact factor 3.585)

4. Jensen, A.N., Chindaudomsate, W., Thitiananpakorn, K., Mongkolsuk, S., Jensen L.T. (2014) Improper protein trafficking
contributes to artemisinin sensitivity in cells lacking the KDAC Rpd3p. FEBS Lett. 588 (21):4018-25 (Impact factor 3.341)

5. Naranuntarat, N., Jensen, L. T., Pazicni, S., Penner-Hahn, J. E. and Culotta, V. C. (2009)  Interaction of mitochondrial
iron with superoxide dismutase molecules. J. Biol. Chem. 284, 22633-40 (Impact factor 18.207)

6. Nilsson, R., Schultz, I. J., Pierce, E. L., Soltis, K. A., Naranuntarat, A., Ward, D. M., Baughman, J. M., Paradkar, P. N.,
Kingsley, P. D., Culotta, V. C., Kaplan, J., Palis, J., Paw, B. H., and Mootha, V. K. (2009) Discovery of genes essential for
heme biosynthesis through large-scale gene expression analysis.  Cell Metabolism 10, 119-30
(Impact factor 5.328)

7. Reddi, A. R., Jensen, L. T., Naranuntarat, A., Rosenfeld, L., Leung, E., Shah, R., and Culotta, V. C. (2008)  The Overlapping
Roles of Manganese and Cu/Zn SOD in Oxidative Stress Protection.  Free Rad. Biol. Med. 46, 154-162 (Impact factor 5.707)

8. Yang, M., Cobine, P. A., Molik, S., Naranuntarat, A., Lill, R., Winge, D. R., and Culotta, V. C. (2006)  The effects of
mitochondrial iron homeostasis on cofactor specificity of superoxide dismutase 2 EMBO J. 25, 1775-1783 (Impact factor 10.124)

Book Chapters

Jensen, A. N. and Jensen, L. T. (2015) Manganese transport, trafficking and function in invertebrates. Manganese in Health
and Disease. pp. 1-27, eds. Aschner, M. and Costa, L. G., Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

   
 

RESEARCH GRANTS

Principle Investigator

2018-present:        The Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Programme (Scholarships for PhD Supervisors)
                              Screening of anti-aging compounds using yeast Sacchromyces cerevisiae model system

2015-2017 :             Research Grant for New Scholar from Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
                              Investigation of the roles of mitochondrion and ER to Golgi protein trafficking in the
                              molecular mechanisms of artemisinin sensitivity

2015-2017:              Research Grant from Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
                              Investigation of mechanisms underlying mitochondrial damage and potential
                              therapeutic strategies using the yeast model of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome

2012-2014 :             Research Grant for New Scholar from Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
                              Investigation of Molecular Basis of Artemisinin Actions and Resistance

2011-2013 :             Research Grant for Junior Staff from Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
                              Investigation of the mechanisms causing increased stress sensitivity in yeast model
                              of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome

2010-2011 :             Research Grant for Junior Staff from Mahidol University
                              Characterization of the gene for Shwachman-Diamond syndrome

   
  PRESENTATIONS

Oral Presentations

1. 9th International Congress on Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, Texas, USA (2018)
Decreased accumulation of superoxide dismutase 2 within mitochondria in the yeast model of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome

2. 8th International Congress on Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, Verona, Italy (2016) Deletion of mitochondrial porin
alleviates stress sensitivity in the yeast model of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome

3. Mahidol University, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand (2015) Yeast as a model for
studying human genetic disease and drug development

4. Chulalongkorn University, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand (2011)
Yeast as a model for studying human genetic disease: the case of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome

5. Gordon Graduate Research Seminar on Bioinorganic Chemistry: Ventura California, U.S.A (2008) Effect of differential
metal bioavailability on activity of superoxide dismutase enzymes

6. Johns Hopkins University Yeast Genetics Meeting, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. (2008) Effect of mitochondrial iron on manganese
superoxide dismutase

7. Mahidol University, Department of Pathobiology, Bangkok, Thailand (2007) Mitochondrial iron overload and activity of
superoxide dismutase enzymes

Poster Presentations

1. TRF research annual meeting (2014), Chonburi, Thailand Improper protein trafficking contributes to artemisinin sensitivity
in cells lacking the lysine deacetylase Rpd3p

2. FASEB Summer Research Conference: Trace Element Metabolism (2008), Snowmass, CO, U.S.A The role of the Fe-S cluster
scaffold Isu in iron inactivation of Sod2p.

3. Gordon Research Conference: Cell Biology of Metals (2007), Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A Effect of differential metal
bioavailability on activity of superoxide dismutase enzymes.

4. Third International Friedreich’s Ataxia Scientific Conference (2006), Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A Inactivation of manganese
superoxide dismutase by mitochondrial iron: a new aspect of iron toxicity.

5. FASEB Summer Research Conference: Trace Element Metabolism (2006), Snowmass, CO, U.S.A Inactivation of manganese
superoxide dismutase by mitochondrial iron: a new aspect of iron toxicity.
   
  OTHER ACTIVITIES

2015-2017                Program Director for Master of Science Program in Pathobiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

2011                        Organizing Committee, 37th Congress of Science and Technology of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

2010-2012                Faculty Senate Committee, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

2009-2012                Organizing Committee, MUSC Graduate Research Exposition, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
     
 
 
 
 
 
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