Research Areas of the Department

      Students will encourage to discussion with their prospective supervisors during an enrollment into the Program.  The research areas of the Program are outlined as follows.

1. Pharmacogenomics/Pharmacokinetics
Prof. Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Ph.D., Assoc Prof. Suda Vannaprasaht, MD., Asst. Prof. Siriporn Tiamkao, MD, Asst. Prof. Sirimas Kanjanawart, Ph.D., Nitsupa Wattanachai, ph.D., Nontaya Nakkam, Ph.D.
      Study of various genes that are involved or associated with drug responses (ex. response to immuno-suppressants, antifungal agents and anticoagulants) and adverse drug  reactions (such as severe cutaneousadverse drug reactions, hematotoxicity, renal and hepatotoxicity). Finding genetic markers for prediction of drug response/toxicity and drug hypersensitivity

2. Targeting on Molecular Pathways in Cancer
Prof. Veerapol Kukongviriyapan, Ph.D., Assoc.Prof. Laddawan Senggunprai,Ph.D. Asst. Prof. Auemduan Prawan,Ph.D., Sarinya Kongpetch, Ph.D.

      Strategy to overcome drug resistance to chemotherapy in cancer, particularly cholangiocarcinoma, with emphasis on molecular pathways of Nrf2-ARE, retinoic acid, genomic maintenance-cell cycle control and inflammation-associated signaling cascades


3. Neuropharmacology
Assoc.Prof. Jintana Sattayasai, Ph.D., Asst.Prof. Kutcharin Phunikhom, MD.

      Potential pharmacological mechanisms of synthetic compounds, medicinal herbs and neutraceutical products for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases; antidepression, anticonvulsant, antipsychotics and anti-Alzheimer, using in vitro and animal models and clinical study.



4. Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases
Assoc.Prof. Patchareewan Pannangpetch, Ph.D., Asst.Prof. Panot Tangsucharit, Ph.D.

      Study of pharmacological activity of synthetic compounds, medicinal herbs and nutraceutical products for the treatment of diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases using isolated tissues and animal models.