Roongroje Thanawongnuwech

Name: Roongroje Thanawongnuwech  Title: Professor A1

Address: Department of Veterinary Pathology, Chulalongkorn University, Henri Dunant Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Education:

Ph.D. (Vet. Pathology)          1994 -1998        Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA

M.S. (Vet. Pathology)            1992 -1994        Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA

D.V.M. (1st class Honors)      1983 -1989        Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

 Professional positions: 

  • 1989-1990, Staff-clinician at the Department of Veterinary Pathology, Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 1990-1999 Instructor (since July 2, 1990), Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 1992-1998, Royal Thai Government Scholar, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010
  • 1996-1997, Administrative Assistant, Office of Sponsor Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010
  • 1997-1998, Research Assistant, Dr. Pat Halbur’s Lab., Veterinary Medical Research Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011
  • 1999-2000, Visiting Scientist, Dr. Eileen Thacker’s Lab, Veterinary Medical Research Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011
  • 1999-2003, Assistant Professor (since August 9, 1999), Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 2000-2013, Head of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 2002, Visiting Scientist, Dr. Eileen Thacker’s Lab., Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010
  • 2002, Visiting Scientist, Dr. Michael Johnson’s Lab., Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), CSIRIO Livestock Industries, Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
  • 2003-2008, Associate Professor (since July 24, 2003), Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 2006-2007, Editor-in-chief, the Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2007-2010, Chair of emerging and re-emerging animal diseases committee, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 2008-2011, Professor A 2 (since February 18, 2008), Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 2009-2013, Head, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 2011-present, Professor A 1 (since December 27, 2011), Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 2013-present, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • 2017-present, President, The College of Veterinary Specialties of Thailand
  • 2017-2020, External Assessor, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 2010-2021, Affiliate Professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Scientific Committee of the 5th Asian Pig Veterinarian Society, Pattaya, Thailand, March 7-9, 2011
  • Scientific Committee of the 6th Symposium on Emerging and re-emerging pig diseases to be held in Barcelona (Spain) in June 12-15, 2011
  • Scientific committee of the 23rd International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancun, Mexico, June 8-11, 2014
  • Scientific committee of the 7th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases (ISERPD), Kyoto, Japan 2015
  • Scientific committee of the 8th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases (ISERPD), Santiago, Chile, 2019
  • Editorial Board of ISRN Veterinary Science, Hindawi Publishing Corporation. http://www.hindawi.com and Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine
  • Referee on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), Microbial Pathogenesis, Archive of Virology (Arch Virol), Virology Journal (Virol J), Virology Immunology (Virol Immunol), Journal of Veterinary Science (JVS), Virus Research (Virus Res), BMC Veterinary Research, Reproduction in Domestic Animals (Wiley Blackwell), Veterinary Science (Hindawi Publishing Corporation), African Journal of Biotechnology, Introduction to Sequence and Genome Analysis (BK025A) (Iconcept Press Ltd.),Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine (Thai J Vet Med), Journal of Applied Animal Science (JAAS), Journal of Virological Methods, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Advances in Virology, Histology and histopathology, and The Kasetsart Journal (KJ) (Natural Science)

Honor and other distinctions: 

  • Graduated first-class honors with the gold medal in the D.V.M. class of 1989
  • The Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta, Iowa Beta Chapter, 1995
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America: Science and Engineering, 5th edition, 1999
  • IPVS 2002 Bursary Winner, Ames, Iowa June 2-5, 2002
  • Awarded for the Quality Research Work in 2003, The Rachadapiseksompoch Endowment Fund on ‘Study on genetic variation and phylogenetic relationships of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) strains in Thailand’
  • Awarded for the Quality Research Work in 2003, The Rachadapiseksompoch Endowment Fund on ‘Pathogenesis of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in Thailand’ 
  • Awarded for the Quality Research Work in 2004, National Research Council of Thailand on ‘Pathogenesis of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in Thailand’ 
  • Awarded for the best Quality Research Work in 2005, The Rachadapiseksompoch Endowment Fund on ‘Effect of PRRSV on IL-10 production leading to immunosuppresstion in pigs’
  • Awarded for the excellent Quality Research Work in 2005, The Rachadapiseksompoch Endowment Fund on ‘Molecular epidemiology of avian influenza (H5N1) in Thailand’
  • Awarded for the excellent Quality Research Work in 2006, National Research Council of Thailand on ‘Avian influenza in Thailand’ 
  • Awarded for the most cited research work in medical science in 2009, The Rachadapiseksompoch Endowment Fund
  • Awarded for the best Chulalongkorn University alumni for academic work in 2009
  • Awarded for the excellent Quality Research Work in 2010, National Research Council of Thailand on ‘Applications of the Thai PRRS knowledge-based information for sustainable disease prevention and control’
  • Awarded for Vet for Health in 2011, The Thai Veterinary Medical Association under the Royal Patronage
  • Awarded for the excellent Quality Research Work in 2012, National Research Council of Thailand on ‘The study of Influenza A viruses in animals in Thailand: avian influenza and swine influenza viruses’
  • Awarded for the excellent researcher on Agriculture and biology in 2014 National Research Council of Thailand

Current Publications: (2016-present) 

  1. Charoenchanikran P, Kedkovid R, Sirisereewan C, Woonwong Y, Arunorat J, Sitthichareonchai P, Sopipan N, Jittimanee S, Kesdangsakonwut S and Thanawongnuwech R 2016. Efficacy of Fostera(R) PRRS modified live virus (MLV) vaccination strategy against a Thai highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) infection. Trop Anim Health Prod. 48(7): 1351-1359.
  2. Suradhat S, Wongyanin P, Sirisereewan C, Nedumpun T, Lumyai M, Triyarach S, Chaturavittawong D, Paphavasit T, Panyatong R and Thanawongnuwech R 2016. Transdermal delivery of plasmid encoding truncated nucleocapsid protein enhanced PRRSV-specific immune responses. Vaccine. 34(5): 609-615.
  3. Arunorat J, Charoenvisal N, Woonwong Y, Kedkovid R and Thanawongnuwech R 2016. Determination of current reference viruses for serological study of swine influenza viruses after the introduction of pandemic 2009 H1N1 (pdmH1N1) in Thailand. J Virol Methods. 236: 5-9.
  4. Poonsuk K, Arunorat J, Iampraphat N, Teankum K, Thanawongnuwech R 2016. PRRSV genetic variation after the 2010 HP-PRRSV introduction in Thailand. Thai J.Vet. Med. 46: 455-472.
  5. Sirisereewan C, Nedumpun T, Kesdangsakonwut S, Woonwong Y, Kedkovid R, Arunorat J, Thanawongnuwech R and Suradhat S 2017. Positive immunomodulatory effects of heterologous DNA vaccine- modified live vaccine, prime-boost immunization, against the highly-pathogenic PRRSV infection. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 183: 7-15.
  6. Nedumpun T, Wongyanin P, Sirisereewan C, Ritprajak P, Palaga T, Thanawongnuwech R, Suradhat S 2017. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist: an early immunomodulatory cytokine induced by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. J Gen Virol. 2017 Jan;98(1):77-88. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000665.
  7. Arunorat J, Charoenvisal N, Woonwong Y, Kedkovid R, Jittimanee S, Sitthicharoenchai P, Kesdangsakonwut S, Poolperm P, Thanawongnuwech R 2017. Protection of human influenza vaccines against a reassortant swine influenza virus of pandemic H1N1 origin using a pig model. Res Vet Sci. Feb 28;114:6-11. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2017.02.022.
  8. Arunorat J, andThanawongnuwech R 2017.Reverse zoonosis: is swine influenza to blame? CAB Reviews 2017 12, No. 048.
  9. Pringproa, K., Srivorakul, S., Tantilertcharoen, R., Thanawongnuwech, 2018. Restricted Infection and Cytokine Expression in Primary Murine Astrocytes Induced by the H5N1 Influenza Virus. Neurochem J. 12(1):88-94.
  10. Woonwong, Y., Kedkovid, R., Arunorat, J., Sirisereewan, C., Nedumpun, , Poonsuk, K., Panyasing, Y., Poolperm, P., Boonsoongnern, A., Thanawongnuwech, R. 2018. Oral fluid samples used for PRRSV acclimatization program and sow performance monitoring in endemic PRRS-positive farms. Trop Anim Health Prod. 50(2): 291-298. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-017-1428-z.
  11. Kedkovid, , Woonwong, Y., Arunorat, J., Sirisereewan, C., Sangpratum, N., Lumyai, M., Kesdangsakonwut, S., Teankum, K., Jittimanee, S., Thanawongnuwech, R. 2018. Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) infection in grower pigs from a Thai farm suffering from porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC). Vet. Microbiol. 215:71-76.
  12. Woonwong, Y., Kedkovid, R., Arunorat, J., Sirisereewan, C., Nedumpun, , Poonsuk, K., Panyasing, Y., Poolperm, P., Boonsoongnern, A., Thanawongnuwech, R. 2018. Detection of PRRSV circulation using oral fluid samples for nursery management in endemically PRRSV-infected farms. Thai J. Vet. Med. 48(1):85-94.
  13. Panyasing, Y., Ledkovid, R., Thanawongnuwech, R., Kittawornrat, A., Ji, J., Gimenez-Lirola, L., Zimmerman, J. 2018. Effective surveillance for early classical swine fever virus detection will utilize both virus and antibody detection capabilities. Microbiol. 216:72-78.
  14. Nedumpun, T., Sirisereewan, C., Thannman, C., hanoknun., Techapongtada, P., Puntarotairung, R., Naraprasertkul, S., Thanawongnuwech, R., Suradhat, S. Induction of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)-specific regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg) in the lungs and tracheobronchial lymph nodes of PRRSV-infected pigs Vet Microbiol 216:13-19.
  15. Kedkovid, , Woonwong, Y., Arunorat, J., Sirisereewan, C., Sangpratum, N., Kesdangsakonwut, S., Tummaruk, P., Teankum, K., Assavacheep, P., Jittimanee, S., Thanawongnuwech, R. 2018. Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) shedding in sow colostrum Vet. Microbiol. 220:12-17.
  16. Sirisereewan, C., Woonwong, Y., Arunorat, J., Kedkovid, R., Nedumpun, T., Kesdangsakonwut, S., Suradhat, S., Thanawongnuwech, R., Teankum, K. 2018. Efficacy of a type 2 PRRSV modified live vaccine (PrimePac™ PRRS) against a Thai HP-PRRSV challenge. Trop Anim Health Prod.
  17. Panyasing Y, ThanawongnuwechR, Ji J, Giménez-Lirola L, Zimmerman J. 2018.

Detection of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) E2 and Erns antibody (IgG, IgA) in oral fluid specimens from inoculated (ALD strain) or vaccinated (LOM strain) pigs. Vet Microbiol. 224:70-77. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2018.08.024.

  1. Panyasing Y, Kedkovid R, Kittawornrat A, Ji J, Zimmerman J, Thanawongnuwech 2018. Detection of Aujeszky's disease virus DNA and antibody in swine oral fluid specimens. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Jul 17. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12961.

Interests: 

Emerging and re-emerging diseases. Animal protection from infectious diseases.  Identification of infectious agents and their components by light & electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry and molecular biology techniques.  The role of proinflammatory cytokines in pneumonic lesions.  Development of diagnostic assays for major infectious diseases in Thailand.  Swine management strategy using various diagnostic methods.

 Research description: 

Pathogenesis of swine viral and bacterial pneumonia.  Investigation of the role of pulmonary intravascular macrophages (PIMs) and pulmonary alveolar macrophages (PAMs) in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection in swine.  Development of a co-infection model between PRRSV and Streptococcus suis serotype 2, between PRRSV and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and between PRRSV and classical swine fever virus.  Pathogenesis of PRRSV, PCV2, SIV and other swine respiratory viruses in Thailand.  Swine vaccine efficacy tests. Molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of Avian influenza H5N1. Diagnostic development in animal diseases.