Naraporn Somboonna, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

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Education
Present            Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
2008-2010       Researcher, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), NSTDA, THAILAND
2008                Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, San Francisco, USA
2005                M.Sc. in Infectious Diseases and Immunity, University of California, Berkeley, USA
2001                B.Sc. in Bacteriology (Honors, Biocore Honors Student), University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
2001                B.Sc. in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
1999-2001       Biological Aide Position (Part-time), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Wisconsin, USA
 
Training
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Research Interest
Infectious diseases, Persistent infection, Unculturable microbes, Genomics, Biodiversity
 
Publications from scopus

 
 
Other Publications
International (before 2010)
  1. Diep BA, Sensabaugh GF, Somboonna N, Carleton HA, Perdreau-Remington F. Widespread skin and soft-tissue infections due to two methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains harboring the genes for Panton-Valentine leucocidin. J Clin Microbiol 2004; 42(5): 2080-2084. (impact factor = 4.153, citations = 192)
  2. Sayasathid J, Somboonna N, Numchaisiri J. Case report paraplegia after thoracotomy for division and suture Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). J Med Assoc Thai 2006; 89 (12): 2142-2144. (impact factor = 0.447, citation = 0)
  3. Somboonna N, Mead S, Liu J, Dean D. Discovering and differentiating new and emerging clonal populations of Chlamydia trachomatis with a novel shotgun cell culture harvest assay. Emerging Infect Dis 2008; 14(3): 445-453. (impact factor = 5.775, citations = 8)
  4. Sayasathid J, Tantiwongkosri K, Somboonna N. Unrecognized congenital heart disease among Thai children. J Med Assoc Thai. 2009; 92(3): 356-359. (impact factor = 0.447, citations = 3)
  5. Somboonna N, Dean D. Limited genomes and gene transfer in the evolution of intracellular parasitism and symbiosis. In U.E. Schaible, and A. Haas (eds.), Intracellular niches of pathogens – a microbe’s guide through the host cell. Wiley-VCH Press, Weinheim, Germany. 2009; pp. 21-32.
National
  1. Somboonna N, Sukhonpan K, Sayasathid J. Persistence of Chlamydia trachomatis sexually transmitted diseases การติดเชื้อแบบแอบแฝงของคลามัยเดียที่ก่อโรคติดต่อทางเพศสัมพันธ์. Buddhachinaraj Medical J พุทธชินราชเวชสาร 2010; 27(3): 519-524. (impact factor = 0.092)
  2. Somboonna N, Charuchinda P. Effect of tryptophan synthase gene polymorphisms on different Chlamydia trachomatis infection patterns ความหลากหลายของกลุ่มยีนที่ทําหน้าที่เกี่ยวข้องกับการสังเคราะห์กรดอะมิโนทริปโทเฟนมีผลต่อรูปแบบการติดเชื้อที่ต่างกันของคลามัยเดีย. Buddhachinaraj Medical J พุทธชินราชเวชสาร 2010; 28(3): 287-295. (impact factor = 0.092)
  3. Somboonna N. Persistence of Chlamydia trachomatis after antibiotic treatment in sexually transmitted disease females การคงอยู่แบบแอบแฝงชองเชื้อคลามัยเดียหลังรักษาด้วยยาปฏิชีวนะในหญิงที่ติดเชื้อทางเพศสัมพันธ์. Buddhachinaraj Medical J พุทธชินราชเวชสาร 2012; 29(1): 108-113. (impact factor = 0.092)
 
Grants, Awards and Recognition
2015
Faculty of Science Award for the Distinguished Young Scientist, Chulalongkorn University
2015-2016
Internal Research Fund from Asia Research Center, THAILAND 
2014-2016
Ratchadaphiseksomphot Endowment Fund, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
2014-2015
The Asahi Glass Foundation, THAILAND
2011-2012
Thailand Research Fund, THAILAND
2011-2012
New Researcher Scholarship, CSTS-MOST, THAILAND
2011-2012
Internal Research Fund from Asia Research Center, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
2011-2012
CU-LMU-AORI Fund, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
2011-2012 
A1B1 Fund, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
2010-2011 
Ratchadaphiseksomphot Endowment Fund for New Faculty, THAILAND
2008-2010 
NSTDA Professional Research Group Grant (Co-investigator), THAILAND
2009          
First-place B.Sc. Student Poster Presentation Award, Naresuan University, THAILAND 2007-2009 
Biomedical Engineering Society, USA
2007-2008 
Founder Region Fellowship, Soroptimist International of the Americas, USA 2007-2008  Public Health Service Grant (Co-investigator), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA 
2008          
Co-host for BIOTEC Program in Science and Technology Festival, THAILAND
2007          
Ballet Performance in Fall Dance Showcase, University of California, Berkeley, USA
2007         
Conference Travel Grant, University of California, Berkeley, USA
2006          
Pin Award from Thai Cultural Ministry Representative, USA
2005          
Head Organizer for International Festival, University of California, Berkeley, USA
2005          
Head Organizer for Land Donation to Berkeley Thai Temple, USA
2001          
B.Sc. in Bacteriology (Biocore Honors Student, UW Honors Student), University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
1998-2001 
Biology Honors Program (Biocore) Student, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
1998-2001 
Letter & Sciences Honors Society, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
1996          
First-role Honors Certificate & Honors Shield, Chulalongkorn University Demonstration School, THAILAND
1996          
B.Sc.-Ph.D. Thai Government Scholarship from Ministry of Sciences and Technology, THAILAND
1995-1985 
Second-Role Honors Certificates, Chulalongkorn University Demonstration School, THAILAND

 

  1. Detection methods for Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria causing sexually transmitted diseases in humans by colorimetric LAMP (petty patent # 1503002132)
  2. Detection methods for Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria causing sexually transmitted diseases in humans by LAMP with colorimetric nanogold probe (petty patent # 1503002153)