Assistant Professor Dr.Rujirek  Chaiwongsa


RUJIREK CHAIWONGSA, PhD Member of AMS Cancer Research Unit and MT Cancer Research Unit, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand Rujirek Chaiwongsa is a lecturer at Division of Transfusion Science, Department of Medical Technology, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University (Chiang Mai, Thailand) since 2013. She obtained her PhD at Chiang Mai University (Chiang Mai, Thailand) in 2012. She completed her doctoral research on "In vitro Investigation of Chondroprotective Activity of Active Compounds Isolated from Zingiber cassumunar Roxb." Her doctoral research was conducted at Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine,Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Currently, her research is focused on anticancer drug developments from natural products.


Awards


1. 2007-2010 PERCH-CIC scholarship student from office of the higher education commission.

2. The 2nd place winner of poster presentation. The annual seminar of Biochemistry, 9th August 2009, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

3. The 2nd place winner of oral presentation. The annual seminar of natural herb expo, 7th September 2010, Impact arena muang thong thani


Qualifications


1996-2000

B.Sc. (Medical Technology), Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University,Chiang Mai, Thailand

2000- 2004

M.Sc. (Biochemistry) Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2006-2012

Ph.D. (Biochemistry) Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Research Publications

1. Rujirek C, Siriwan O*, Phorani B, Prachya K, Ampai P and Vichai R. Active compound of Zingiber Cassumunar ROXB. Down-regulates the expression 0f genes involved in joint erosion in a human synovial fibroblast cell line. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2013; 10(1): 40?8.

2. Rujirek C, Siriwan O, Siriwan T, Prachya K, Ampai P and Vichai R. Chondroprotective potential of bioactive compounds of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. against cytokine-induced cartilage degradation in explant culture. J. Med. Plants Res. 2012; 6(39): 5204-13.

3. Nutthiya H, Supanimit Te, Rujirek C, Siriwan O, Puongtip K, Chaichan S, Ampai P, Samreang B, Narong N, and Vichai R. Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory, and Chondroprotective Activities of Cryptolepis buchanani Extract: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:978582. doi: 10.1155/2014/978582. Epub 2014 Aug 27.


Research and professional experiences


2004-2006

Assistant researcher at Thailand Excellence Center for Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.