Jetsumon Prachumsri

Mahidol University

Dr. Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri has worked in the malaria field for over 30 years. Before starting with the Faculty in in 2011 she worked with the Department of Entomology of USAMC-AFRIMS (USA Medical Component Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Science, Bangkok) for 26 years. Among current projects, Dr Jetsumon is Co-Director of the Southeast Asia Malaria Research Center, a multi-country collaborative project funded by the NIH. The project aims to provide essential epidemiological information for developing and evaluating integrated malaria-control strategies in multiple sites with varying epidemiological conditions. Principal Investigator of another current NIH funded project; “Discovery of novel & validation of P. vivax antigens for identification and monitoring of transmission hot-spots”, which focuses on the identification of P. vivax antigens that can be used for serological screening of recent infection as public health tool to monitor areas that have current transmission. Recently Dr. Jetsumon has been notified for an award from CDMRP on ‘A Novel Vector Control Measure to Combat the Spread of Artemisinin Resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion’ which will start in late 2016. In 2006 Dr Jetsumon Prachumsri along with her co-researcher, gained a US patent for the Human Hepatocyte Cell line HC04, a cell line useful for in vitro culture of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax liver stages parasites.