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Dr Kesinee Chotivanich

Dr Kesinee Chotivanich

Podcast interview

More effective diagnosis and treatments are needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality affecting malaria patients. Researchers at the Malaria Laboratory at MORU study the pathophysiology of the disease, and test new compound drugs for anti-malarial activity. In the context of growing artemisinin resistance, this research will have a global impact.

Kesinee Chotivanich

Associate professor

Malaria laboratory

The MORU Malaria laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand provides facilities and resources to researchers, students, and collaborators who are interested in tropical diseases. We aim to generate new knowledge in order to improve patients’ care.  Major research areas of interest are the pathophysiology of malaria, host-parasite interaction, the pharmacodynamics of antimalarial drugs, the mechanism of antimalarial drug resistance, and the development diagnostic tools.  Currently, we have 5 PhD students and 9 scientists working in our laboratory.