Soracha Thamphiwatana, Ph. D.

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Soracha Thamphiwatana, Ph. D.

Born: 1983
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2014-2016 Postdoctoral Scholar, Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego
2011-2014 Ph.D. in Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego
2010-2011 M.S. in Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego
2008-2010 M.E. in Biomedical Engineering, Colorado State University
2001-2006 B.Pharm., Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkhla University

Scientific Interest:
Nanomedicine, Biomimetic materials, Targeted drug delivery, Detoxification, Vaccine development, Theranostics


  • Thamphiwatana, S., Phairatana, T., Chirasatitsin, S., Samae, M., Casquillas, G.V., Al-Salami, H., Kojic, S. and Stojanovic, G.M. A microfluidic micromixer fabricated using polydimethylsiloxane-based platform for biomedical applications. Informacije MIDEM, 48(3):173-179, 2018.
  • Angsantikul, P., Thamphiwatana, S., Zhang, Q., Spiekermann, K., Zhuang, J., Fang, R.H., Gao, W., Obonyo, M. and Zhang, L. Coating nanoparticles with gastric epithelial cell membrane for targeted antibiotic delivery against Helicobacter pylori infection. Advance Therapeutics, 1(2):Article number 1800016, 2018.
  • Li J, Angsantikul P, Liu W, Esteban-Fernandez de Avila B, Thamphiwatana S*, Xu M, Sandraz E, Wang X, Jorge D, Gao W, Zhang L, Wang J. Micromotors spontaneously neutralize gastric acid for pH-responsive payload release. Submitted
  • Li J*, Thamphiwatana S*, Liu W*, Esteban-Fernandez de Avila B, Angsantikul P, Sandraz E, Wang J, Xu T, Soto F, Ramez V, Wang X, Gao W, Zhang L, Wang J. An Enteric micromotor can selectively position and spontaneously propel in the gastrointestinal tract. (*The authors contributed equally), ACS nano, 2016, 10; 9536-9542.
  • Zhang Y, Zhang J, Chen M, Gong H, Thamphiwatana S, Eckmann L, Gao W, Zhang L. A bioadhesive nanoparticles-hydrogel hybrid system for localized antimicrobial drug delivery, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2016, 8 (28), 18367-18374.
  • Wang F, Fang R, Luk B, Hu C-M, Thamphiwatana S, Dehaini D, Angsantikul P, Kroll A, Pang Z, Gao W, Lu W, Zhang L. Nanoparticle-based antivirulence vaccine for the management of mechicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infection, Adv. Functional Mater. 2016, 26, 1628-1635.
  • Luk B, Fang R, Hu C-M, Copp J, Thamphiwatana S, Dehaini D, Gao W, Zhang K, Li S, Zhang L. Safe and immunocompatible nanocarriers cloaked in RBC membranes for drug delivery to treat solid tumors, Theranostics 2016, 6; 1004-1011.
  • Angsantikul P, Thamphiwatana S, Gao W, Zhang L. Cell membrane-coated nanoparticles as an emerging antibacterial vaccine platform, Vaccines 2015, 3; 814-28.
  • Hu CM, Fang R, Wang KC, Luk B, Thamphiwatana S, Dehaini D, Nguyen P, Angsantikul P, Wen C, Kroll A, Carpenter C, Ramesh M, Qu V, Patel S, Zhu J, Shi W, Hofman F, Chen T, Gao W, Zhang K., Chien S, Zhang L. Nanoparticle biointerfacing by platelet membrane cloaking, Nature 2015, 526; 118-21.
  • Wu Z, de Avila, BE, Martin A, Christianson C, Gao W, Thamphiwatana S, Escarpa AQ, Zhang L, Wang J. RBC micromotors carrying multiple cargos towards potential theranostic applications, Nanoscale, 2015, 7; 13680-86.
  • Pang Z, Hu CM, Fang R, Luk B, Gao W, Wang F, Chuluun E, Angsantikul P, Thamphiwatana S, Lu W, Jiang X, Zhang L. Detoxification of organophosphate poisoning using nanoparticle bioscavengers, ACS nano, 2015, 9; 6450-58.
  • Wang F, Gao W, Thamphiwatana S, Luk B, Angsantikul P, Zhang Q, Hu CM, Fang R, Copp J, Pornpattananangkul D, Lu W, Zhang L. Hydrogel retaining toxin-absorbing nanosponges for local treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27; 3437-43.
  • Gao W, Fang R, Thamphiwatana S, Luk B, Li J, Angsantikul P, Zhang Q, Hu C.M, Zhang L. Modulating antibacterial immunity via bacterial membrane-coated nanoparticles, Nano lett 2015, 26; 443-51.
  • Sung-Woo J, Thamphiwatana S, Zhang L, Obonyo M. “Mechanism of antibacterial activity of liposomal linolenic acid against Helicobacter pylori”, PLoS ONE 2015, 10; e0116519
  • Gao W*, Renfeng D*, Thamphiwatana S*, Jinxing L, Gao W, Zhang L, Wang J. How artificial micromotors behave in a mouse’s stomach? A step towards in vivo use of synthetic motors, ACS nano 2015, 9; 117-23. (*The authors contributed equally)
  • Thamphiwatana S, Gao W, Obonyo M, Zhang L. In vivo treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection with liposomal linolenic acid reduces colonization and ameliorates inflammation, Proc Natl Acad Sci 2014, 111; 17600-05.
  • Thamphiwatana S, Gao W, Pornpattananangkul D, Zhang Q, Fu V, Li J, Li J, Obonyo M, Zhang L. Phospholipase A2-degradable liposomes for antibiotic delivery against Helicobacter pylori, J. Mater. Chem. B 2014, 2, 8201-07.
  • Gao W, Thamphiwatana S, Angsantikul P, Zhang L. Nanoparticle approaches against bacterial infections, WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 2014, 6; 532-47.
  • Gao W, Vecchio D, Li J, Zhu J, Zhang Q, Fu V, Thamphiwatana S, Zhang L. Hydrogel Containing Nanoparticle-Stabilized Liposomes for Topical Antimicrobial Delivery, ACS Nano 2014, 8; 2900-07.
  • Banerjee A, Thamphiwatana S, Carmona EM, Rickman B, Doran K.D, Obonyo M. Deficiency of the myeloid differentiation primary response molecule MyD88 leads to an early and rapid development of helicobacter–induced gastric malignancy, Infect Immun. 2014, 82; 356-63.
  • Thamphiwatana S, Fu V, Zhu J, Lu D, Gao W, Zhang L. Nanoparticle-stabilized liposomes for pH-responsive gastric drug delivery, Langmuir 2013, 29; 12228-33.
  • Pornpattananangkul D, Fu V, Thamphiwatana S, Zhang L, Chen M, Vecchio J, Gao W, Huang CM, Zhang L. In vivo treatment of Propionibacterium acnes infection with liposomal lauric acids, Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2013, 2; 1322-28.
  • Obonyo M*, Zhang L*, Thamphiwatana S*, Pornpattananangkul D, Fu V, Zhang L. Antibacterial activities of liposomal linolenic acids against antibiotic-resistant Helicobacter pylori, Mol. Pharmaceutics 2012, 9; 2677-85. (*The authors contributed equally)

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