Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Tel: +66 810234776
Cellular immunology, melioidosis, TB, diabetes mellitus
I have taken the first steps towards translating my research findings on the effect of anti-DM drugs on B. pseudomallei infection into policy change. Another major infectious challenge for diabetic patients in Thailand is TB, also a major public health problem across the world. Although there is a strong TB public health community in Thailand but there is little or no clinical/laboratory research on the important interactions between the bacteria and the host immune response. I expect to disseminate the novel knowledge by publishing my study in journals with high impact factors, which will help to amplify my research to public health policy makers not only from Thailand but also, from other low-medium income countries. I aim for my work to have a major impact on public health policy by developing the treatment recommendations for TB and DM individuals and on vaccine development for melioidosis and TB. I also aim to help Thailand to become a world leader in the management of bacterial infection in DM individuals.