List of Projects for PhD in Health Sciences

All applicants who are interested in applying for the international PhD programs at Walailak University must first look up at our potential advisors’s profiles on the College of Graduate Studies website to find the research topic and advisor that matches your field of interest. If you identify research area and potential research advisor, you are encouraged to send a research proposal directly to the advisor you are interested in working with. For scholarships, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Chuchard Punsawad
Program chairman and Coordinator

Thesis Titles/Research TopicsPotential AdvisorsContact
1. Anti-malarial activity of Thai Herbs in Plasmodium berghei infected mice
2. Pathology and Pathogenesis of ALI/ARDS and cerebral malaria in mouse model
1. Transgenic Plasmodium berghei Expressing target proteins from other Plasmodium species for using as antimalarial drug screening in vivo
2. Finding the Plasmodium target genes as novel antimalarial target using transgenic Plasmodium berghei as model
3. Molecular mechanisms of medicinal plant extracts for antimalarial screening against Plasmodium berghei infected mice
1. Drug and cosmetic for cancer patient
2. Natural product development for special case (cancer patient)
Dr.Jiraporn Chingunpitak
1. Drug delivery system with novel technology, for example, self-nanoemulsifying system, film forming system for wound healing or skin delivery, 3D printed microneedle
2. Novel ingredients for cosmetic product

Dr. Attawadee Sae Yoon
1. Post-harvesting treatment of tumuric for curcumin production enhancement
2. Bioconversion of phytochemicals to the higher absorbable form using enzymes
Dr. Gorawit Yusakul
1. The Selection of Thermodurant Bacterial Probiotic for Application Using in Pla-Som Production
2. In vitro Capability of Bile-Salt-Hydrolyze Enzyme Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria Probiotic in reducing of Cholesterol
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Monthon Lertcanawanichakul
1. Purification and Mode of Action of Active molecules from Fermented Broth from Streptomyces spp
2. Development and evaluation of polymeric film membrane containing Chromolaena odorata leaf extract and Centella asiatica leaf extract for treatment of fresh wound
3. Development of immunochromatographic strip test for kwakhurin analysis
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Somchai Sawatdee
1. Pharmaceutical cocrystal
2. Biopolymer for drug delivery system
Dr. Tanatchaporn Sangfai
1. Development of formulation of drug or traditional plant in field of drug delivery systems or cosmetic sciences Dr. Thipapun Plyduang
1. Neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases model
2. Oxidative stress parameters in neurodegenerative diseases model
3. Neuropharmacological activities and neuroprotective effect of herbal medicine
Dr. Phetcharat Boonruamkaew
1. Controlled drug delivery systems Asst.Prof.Dr. Chutima Jantarat
1. Oral drug delivery systems Asst.Prof.Dr. Namfa Sermkaew
1. Anti-inflammation and Immuno-modulation of Tithonia diversifolia extracts Asst.Prof.Dr.Poonsit Hiransai
1. Mapping Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province and Its Implications for Parasite Control
2. Association between response to albendazole treatment and β-Tubulin genotype frequencies in soil transmitted helminths
3. Efficacy of current anthelminthic drugs against soil-transmitted helminth infections in endemic regions of Thailand
1. Genetic and immunologic mechanisms of Severe Hand Foot Mouth Disease
2. Immunity to tropical infectious diseases
3. Development of new diagnostics, immunotherapeutics and vaccines for human diseases
1. Natural product-based therapeutic agents for cancers and inflammatory diseases
2. Search for therapeutic agents for muscle wasting following stroke
3. Molecular biology of cancer
1. Transcriptomic analysis of neuropeptides involved in reproduction, growth and development in the sea cucumber, Holothuria scabraDr.Tipsuda
1. Caring for the dementia patientsAssoc.Prof.Dr.Wipawan Chaoum
1. Breast cancer, liver diseaseAsst.Prof.Dr.Kwuntida
1. Online health misinformation- prevalence and factors
2. Workforce flow between curative and prevention services
3. Online purchasing and sale of alcoholic beverage
1. Nano-container from virus like particle for delivery system in aquaculture
2. RNAi based therapy for virus prevention in aquatic animal
1. Lactose intolerance: prevalence, genetic, and management Asst.Prof.Dr.Dutsadee
1. Development and research for elderly care by local communities2. Southern community building to livableAsst.Prof.Dr.Urai
1. Effective natural product inhibit chemotherapeutic drug induce neurodegeneration
2. Natural product inhibit xenotoxicity induce Alzheimer’s disease
3. Xanthone derivative of Garcinia mangosteen against cancer metastasis and chemotherputic drug induced neurodegeneration
1. Natural products and diagnostic innovation in molecular genetics for treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease
2. Development of the novel biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of cardiovascular disease
1. Development of a bacterial or fungal selective agarAsst.Prof.Dr.Sueptrakool
1.Mental health prevention in community and create innovation or treatment for reducing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, stressAssoc.Prof.Dr.Saifon
1. Natural products related Complementary and Alternative MedicineAsst.Prof.Dr.Apsorn
1. Health Behavior of people with chronic illness in communityAsst.Prof.Dr.Naiyana