Chanvit Leelayuwat was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1961. His Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology (with First Class Honor and Gold Medal Award)and Master of Science in Clinical Pathology were awarded from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. He earned his PhD in Molecular Immunology from The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia under the support of Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme, AIDAB, Australia. He was an Ada Batholomew Research Fellow in 1994 at The Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology and The Centre for Molecular Immunology and Instrumentation, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia and NHMRC Research Officer at the same institute in 1995 before returning to Khon Kaen University which has been his primary employer since 1987. He was awarded a Thailand Research Fund Scholar in 1999-2002. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Sciences and The Centre for Research and Development of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories (CMDL), Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. His research interest is in molecular biology and genetics of the immune system in infectious diseases, cancer and transplantation especially molecular interactions between NKG2D and diverse NKG2D ligands relevant to diseases and transplantation.
Biography Updated on 11 May 2011