I am from Bangkok. I did my undergraduate at Brown University and my Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. I am a molecular biologist who has been working on dengue and Zika viruses. My research group has been focusing on developing and applying techniques to genetically dissect dengue and Zika viruses to better understand how viruses counter host immune system, are transmit in mosquitoes, and replicate in cells, with the aim of utilizing the genetic information to develop effective live-attenuated vaccine. I am currently working at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) at Thailand Science Park and am also a part of a dengue research network that involves BIOTEC, Thailand; Mahidol University, Thailand; and Oxford University, England.