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Academic Staff

Associate Professor Vitoon Saengsirisuwan, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Director of the PhD. Program in Exercise Science
Research Interests :
Exercise training & regulation of skeletal muscle glucose metabolism
Neuromuscular response & adaptation to exercise
Professor Jonggonnee Wattanapermpool, Ph.D.
Deputy Dean for Medical and Graduate Education
Research Interests :
• The significant role of sex hormones in the response of cardiac myofilament to Ca2+ activation during the contraction and relaxation cycle of the heart.

jub   Professor Nateetip Krishnamra, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professos of Physiology
Research Interests :
• Calcium metabolism
• Endocrine and gastrointestinal physiology
• Bone metabolism at systemic, cellular and molecular levels
naratt   Professor Narattaphol Charoenphandhu, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professos of Physiology
Head of Center of Calcium and Bone Research
Research Interests :
• Physiology and biophysics : membrane biology and mathematical models of ion transport across the epithelia
• Calcium metabolism : epithelial calcium transport and bone physiology
• Computational science : advanced programming and networking
eed   Professor Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Functional studies of the cloned organic anion and cation transporters using Xenopus oocyte expression and cell line expression systems
• G- protein and cell signaling pathway in the regulation of membrane transport function
• The role of ions transporter in the regulation of angiogenesis in cancer cell
dod   Associate Professor Chatchai Muanprasat, MD., Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Drug discovery by high-throughput screening and natural product testing
• Physiology and Pharmacology of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) chloride channels
• Ion transport across epithelia and its roles in pathophysiology of diseases
ko   Associate Professor Tepmanas Bupha-Intr, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Cardiac physiology
san   Associate Professor Sunhapas Soodvilai, Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Renal Physiology
• Regulation of drug transporters and Ion channels
• Drug-induced nephrotoxicity
• Role of nuclear receptors in cancer development
addy   Associate Professor Arthit Chairoungdua, Ph.D.
Deputy Head of Department
Research Interests :
• Nutrient transporter and disease
• Molecular mechanism of siRNA and microRNA
• Exosome biogenesis
• anti-cancer drug discovery
teng   Assistant Professor Jittima Weerachayaphorn, Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Hepatobiliary Diseases
ton_r   Assistant Professor Ratchakit Srikuea, Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Skeletal Muscle Physiology
• Exercise Physiology
nueng   Assistant Professor Witchuda Saengsawang, Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Neurogenesis in the developing and aging brain
• Brain tumors
• Biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases
• Stem cells for neurological disorders

nat   Dr.Nattapon Panupinthu, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Calcium metabolism
• Endocrine, gastrointestinal and bone physiology
• Acute and long term effects of prolactin, the milk producing hormone, on calcium balance and bone kinetics
ton   Dr.Nithi Asavapanumas, M.D.
Research Interests :
• Role of nuclear receptor in modulation of functions of transport proteins
• Neurodegenerative disease and regenerative medicine.
boom   Thanita Thongtan, M.D.
Research Interests :

bird   Dr.Kanit Bhukhai
Research Interests :

nid   Dr.Nittaya Boonmuen
Research Interests :
• Physiology of female reproductive system.
• Estrogen signaling
Signal transduction in cancer
stephen   Dr.Stephen M.K. Chan
Research Interests :

mai   Dr.Panan Suntornsaratoon
Senior researcher 1
Research Interests :
• Calcium metabolism
• Physiology and pathophysiology of bone remodeling
• Osteoporosis


Emeritus Professor
  Professor Chumpol Pholpramool, Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Epithelial transport of fluid and electrolytes
• Muscle plasticity
• Natural products and muscle regeneration
  Professor Pawinee Piyachaturawat, Ph.D.
Research Interests
• Pharmacological activities and Toxicity of active compounds from indigenous medicinal plants
• Characterize estrogenic and anti-estrogenic activities of phytoestrogens (SERM and SERD)
• Lipid lowering and choleretic activities
• Anticancer activities


Retired Staff
  Assistant Professor Buarong Lewchalermwongse, M.Sc.
Research Interests :
• Renal physiology (renal failure, autoregulation and hemodynamics)
• Exercise physiology (effect of exercise and exercise training on physiological functions)
• Physiology of malaria (animal model)
• Therapertic potential and toxicity of Thai medicinal plant, waan chak mod look
  Associate Professor Ganyapong Chaturapanich, Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Epididymal functions
• Tansport of spermatozoa in the epididymis
• Fluid and electrolyte transport and protein secretion in the epididymis
• The association of epididymal protein with spermatozoa
  Dr.Tossaporn Yimlamai, Ph.D.
Director of the M.Sc. Program in Exercise Science
Research Interests :
• Molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle hypertrophy/atrophy
• The use of exercise, nutrients, and/or anabolic agents to maintain or increase skeletal muscle mass during disuse or reduced activity
  Assistant Professor Jatuporn Wongsathikun, Ph.D.,PT
Research Interests :
  Associate Professor Surawat Jariyawat, Ph.D.
Research Interests :
• Functional studies of the cloned transporter, organic anion transporter and anion-exchangers using Xenopus oocyte expression and cell line expression system.
• The indigenous plant, Curcuma comosa and Andrograhis paniculata on renal function and its nephroprotection