Assoc. Prof. Permpan Dhamasaroja, M.D., Ph.D.

Permphan Dharmasaroja, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Contact Information: 
Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, 
Mahidol University, Samut Prakarn, Thailand 10540
Education and training


  • Ph.D. (Neurogenetics) University of Edinburgh, U.K
  • Dip. Thai Board in Neurology  Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Grad. Dip. in Clinical Sciences (Internal Medicine) Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • M.D. (Hons.) Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University


Research area

Our research is focused on a molecule, called eEF1A2 (translation elongation factor 1A2), that is needed for the survival of neurons. When eEF1A2 is absent in a cell model of Parkinson’s disease, it causes neuronal cell death. Moreover, eEF1A2 is involved in a whole range of diseases, from cancer to neurodegeneration. Our research areas include:

  • Protective role of eEF1A2 in neurodegenerative diseases e.g. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Role of eEF1A2 in neuronal development at a cellular level
  • Protective effects of herbal extracts or other substances in cellular models for neurodegenerative diseases
  • SH-SY5Y cell model for neurotoxicity studies.
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