Prof. Chatchai Muanprasat, M.D., Ph.D

Chatchai Muanprasat, M.D., Ph.D
Contact Information: 
Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, 
Mahidol University, Samut Prakarn, Thailand 10540
E-mail:  CV
Education and training


  • B.Sc. (Medical Science), Mahidol University
  • Ph.D. (Physiology), Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
  • M.D., Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University


Research area


  • Our main research interest is drug discovery for unmet medical need with the emphasis on target identification, high-throughput screening, mechanism investigation and in vivo efficacy evaluation. Collections of synthetic small molecules, compounds from plants and microorganisms, and macromolecules including bioactive peptides/polymers are being investigated. 

  • Our current target diseases include aging-associated disorders (e.g. diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, obstructive/restrictive pulmonary diseases) and diarrhea-associated conditions across all ages. We target the important cellular processes including membrane transport (e.g. ion and xenobiotic transport), membrane signaling (e.g. G protein-coupled receptors, nutrient-sensing receptors and post-biotics-sensing receptors) and intracellular signaling (e.g. AMP-activated protein kinase).

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2000 : Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University 

2002 – 2009 : Scholarship from the Medical Scholars Program (B.Sc.-Ph.D.-M.D. Program), Mahidol University 

2007 : Dean’s list award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University 

2010 : Selected by HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn to be A Delegate of Thailand in the 60th Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lindau, Germany 

2012 : Outstanding Research Presentation Award in the 12th Annual Meeting of Thailand     Research Fund (TRF), entitled “New Researchers Meet TRF Senior Scholars”,October 10-12,

2012, Petchaburi, Thailand 

2013 : TRF Research Scholar, Thailand Research Fund (TRF) (เมธีวิจัย สกว)(2013)

2013 : Outstanding Lecturer Award from the Council of Faculty of Science Senate, Mahidol University (รางวัลอาจารย์ตัวอย่างของคณะวิทยาศาสตร์ ประจำปี  2556) 

2013 : Young Scientist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King (ได้รับพระราชทานรางวัลนักวิทยาศาสตร์รุ่นใหม่ ประจำปี 2556  

2014 : Mahidol University Brand Ambassador Award (รางวัลบุคคลต้นแบบ มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล) 

2014 : Mahidol University Prize for Excellence in Teaching  (ได้รับพระราชทานรางวัลมหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล ประเภทดีเด่นเฉพาะทาง สาขาความเป็นครู)

2016 : TRF Advanced Research Scholar, Thailand Research Fund (TRF)(วุฒิเมธีวิจัย สกว)

2017 : 2017 TRF-OHEC-Scopus Researcher Award (Health Science) from the Thailand Research Fund, Office of the Higher Education Commission and Elsevier. 

2020 : Outstanding Alumni Award on Academic Excellence, Mahidol Witthayanusorn School, Thailand (ได้รับพระราชทานรางวัลนักเรียนเก่าดีเด่น ด้านวิชาการ โรงเรียนมหิดลวิทยานุสรณ์)

2021 : Genius Mid-Career Researcher Grant from National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) (ทุนอัจริยภาพนักวิจัยรุ่นกลาง สำนักการวิจัยแห่งชาติ)