Aekkacha Moonwiriyakit

Aekkacha Moonwiriyakit    

Aekkacha Moonwiriyakit Ph.D

Contact Information: 
Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, 
Mahidol University, Samut Prakarn, Thailand 10540
Education and training


  • Ph.D. (Physiology), Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand (Dean’s List Award)


Research area
  • Obstructive pulmonary diseases and pulmonary fibrosis are lethal lung diseases, involving dysfunction of pulmonary epithelium. Our research aims to identify the therapeutic targets that attenuate asthma and pulmonary fibrosis in pulmonary epithelial cells. Additionally, we investigate into the effects and mechanisms of bioactive compounds on altering various cellular features, including tight junction complex, cellular senescence, inflammation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Approaches that we have applied include the cell-based assays, high-resolution imaging and high-content screening. One target we have discovered its roles of airway barrier protective and anti-inflammation is free fatty acid receptor
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  • Fulbright-Junior Research Scholarship-Thailand Research Fund 2018-2019