Professor Sasithon Pukrittayakamee
- co-Head of CTU
Professor Sasithon Pukrittayakamee is an honorable consultant in the Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University in Bangkok. Professor Sasithon is a member of MORU and co-Head along with Professor Sir Nick White of MORU’s Clinical Therapeutics Unit (CTU).
Prof. Sasithon is an internationally recognized malariologist. She has been a key research Mahidol-Oxford collaborator for over 30 years and has led important research on the pathophysiology and treatment of malaria. She continues to lead an active research team who conduct pharmacological studies of antimalarial and ant-influenza drugs, in addition to clinical research on malaria in Thailand.
A Fellow of the Royal Society, Thailand since 2018, Prof. Sasithon earned her D.Phil (Oxon) St. Cross College, University of Oxford, U.K. in 1985 as part of a Wellcome Trust Scholarship on clinical immunology at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.
Prof. Sasithon’s many professional memberships include the editorial board of the International Journal of the Royal Society of Thailand, Scientific Research committee of Mahidol University, Committee member of Ethical committee at Faculty of Tropical Medicine, member of the Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand, Medicine Dictionary Committee (English-Thai) at the Royal Society, Thailand, members of the Thai Medical Council and St. Cross College, University of Oxford.
She has published over 200 articles and her current and future focuses are on radical cure of vivax malaria in G6PD deficiency people, optimized uses of malaria vaccine, fight against artemisinin resistance and future triple artemisinin combination therapies.
Estimating the programmatic cost of targeted mass drug administration for malaria in Myanmar
Kyaw SS. et al, (2021), BMC Public Health, 21
Genetic surveillance in the Greater Mekong subregion and South Asia to support malaria control and elimination
Jacob CG. et al, (2021), eLife, 10
An open dataset of Plasmodium falciparum genome variation in 7,000 worldwide samples
Ahouidi A. et al, (2021), Wellcome Open Research, 6, 42 - 42
Transmission of Artemisinin-Resistant Malaria Parasites to Mosquitoes under Antimalarial Drug Pressure.
Witmer K. et al, (2020), Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 65
Genetic analysis of the orthologous crt and mdr1 genes in Plasmodium malariae from Thailand and Myanmar
Pimpat Y. et al, (2020), Malaria Journal, 19