Narisara Chantratita

Narisara Chantratita

Associate Professor

Mahidol University, Thailand

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Network Management Board member 2021+, Network Investigator


Research Keywords: 

Melioidosis, Host-Pathogen Interaction



Professor Narisara Chantratita is involved in both teaching and research. She teaches students from the Diploma, MSc and PhD courses at the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine and is the Principal Investigator on melioidosis and Covid-19 projects.  Her primary research area is melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. She is especially interested in the development of improved methods of diagnosis, vaccine development and treatment for this neglected tropical disease.  


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Key Publications:

Chantratita N, Tandhavanant S, Seal S, Wikraiphat C, Wongsuvan G, Ariyaprasert P, Suntornsut P, Teerawattanasook N, Jutrakul Y, Srisurat N, Chaimanee P, Mahavanakul W, Srisamang P, Phiphitaporn S, Mokchai M, Anukunananchai J, Wongratanacheewin S, Chetchotisakd P, Emond MJ, Peacock SJ, West TE. TLR4 genetic variation is associated with inflammatory responses in Gram-positive sepsis. Clin Microbiol Infect 2017; 23(1):47.e1-47.e10.

West TE, Wikraiphat C,Tandhavanant S, Ariyaprasert P, Suntornsut P, Okamoto S, Mahavanakul W, Srisamang P, Phiphitaporn S, Anukunananchai J, Chetchotisakd P, Peacock SJ, Chantratita N.  Patient characteristics, management and predictors of outcome from severe community-onset staphylococcal sepsis in northeast Thailand: a prospective multi-center study. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017: 96(5):1042-49.

Chantratita N, Wikraiphat C, Tandhavanant S, Wongsuvan G, Ariyaprasert P, Suntornsut P,  Thaipadungpanit J, Teerawattanasook N, Jutrakul Y, Srisurat N, Chaimanee P, Anukunananchai J, Phiphitaporn S,  Srisamang P, Chetchotisakd P, West TE, Peacock SJ. Comparison of community-onset Staphylococcus aureus sepsis in Thailand: a prospective multicenter observational study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2016; 22(5):458.e11-9.

Wikraiphat C, Saiprom N, Tandhavanant S, Heiss C, Azadic P, Wongsuvan G, Tuanyok A, Holden MT, Burtnick MN, Brett PJ, Peacock SJ, Chantratita N. Colony morphology variation of Burkholderia pseudomallei is associated with antigenic variation and O-polysaccharide modification. Infect Immun 2015; 83(5): 2127-38. 

Chantratita N, Tandhavanant S, Myers ND, Chierakul W, Wuthiekanun V, Mahavanakul W, Limmathurotsakul D, Peacock SJ, West TE. Common TLR1 genetic variation is not associated with death from melioidosis, a common cause of sepsis in rural Thailand. Plos One 2014; 9(1):e83285.

Chantratita N, Tandhavanant S, Myers ND, Chierakul W, Robertson JD, Mahavanakul W, Singhasivanon P, Peacock SJ, West TE. Screen of whole blood responses to flagellin identifies TLR5 variation associated with outcome in melioidosis. Gene Immun 2014;15(2): 63-71.