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Wannaporn Ittiprasert Tanno Faculty Member

Biographical synopsis Wannaporn Ittiprasert Tanno, Ph.D. (married Dr. Toshihiko Tanno; one child) is Associate Research Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine of the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. I am a graduate of the Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand with full scholarship from Southeast Asian Ministers Education Organization and Thailand Research Fund. I have completed 2 post-doctoral training a the Edinburgh University, Edinburgh (Prof. John J. Mullins), UK and NIAID-NIH Schistosomiasis Resource Center, Biomedical Research Institute, MD (Assoc.Prof. Matty Knight). I have several publications with 2 book chapters. The current research is focusing on neglected tropical diseases, especially gene editing by CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cas12a for functional genome study in hook worm; Ancylostoma ceylanicum and blood fluke, Schistosoma mansoni and biological carcinogenic fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini. The genetically modified parasites are used for host response to the parasite, parasite protein(s) causing cholangiocarcinomas and to use parasite to express human antibody against human disease(s). The transgenic worms carrying human antibody is also an ongoing research for bio therapeutic approach.

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