Name: Pradya Somboon

Associate Professor, Ph.D.


  • B.Sc. (Medical Technology)                  Chiang Mai University (Thailand), 1980
  • M.Sc. (Tropical Medicine)                    Mahidol University (Thailand), 1984
  • Ph.D. (Medical Entomology)                 University of London (England), 1993

Teaching Activities:

  • Medical Parasitology
  • Medical Entomology

Research Emphasis:

  • Medical Entomology
  • Medical Parasitology


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Past Publications:  pdf file, click here

Recent Publications:

1. Saeung A, Hempolchom C, Yasanga T, Otsuka Y, Thongsahuan S, Srisuka W, Chaithong U, Taai K, Somboon P, Choochote W. Scanning electron microscopy of Anopheles hyrcanus group (Diptera: Culicidae) eggs in Thailand and an ultrastructural key for species identification. Parasitology Research 2014;113(3):973-981.

2. Kunavisarut P, Patikulsila D, Somboon P, Pathanapitoon K, Rothova A. Subretinal Thelazia-induced diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis. JAMA Ophthalmology 2014; 1;132(7):896-8.

3. Lumjuan N, Wicheer J, Leelapat P, Choochote W, Somboon P. Identification and characterisation of Aedes aegypti aldehyde dehydrogenases involved in pyrethroid metabolism. PLoS ONE 2014;9(7):e102746.

4. Saeung A, Baimai V, Thongsahuan S, Otsuka Y, Srisuka W, Taai K, Somboon P, Suwonkerd W, Sochanta T, Choochote W. Cytogenetic, cross-mating and molecular evidence of four cytological races of Anopheles crawfordi (Diptera: Culicidae) in Thailand and Cambodia. Comptes Rendus Biologies 2014;337(11):625-634.

5. Neafsey DE, Waterhouse RM, Abai MR, Aganezov SS, Alekseyev MA, Allen JE, Amon J, Arcà B, Arensburger P, Artemov G, Assour LA, Basseri H, Berlin A, Birren BW, Blandin SA, Brockman AI, Burkot TR, Burt A, Chan CS, Chauve C, Chiu JC, Christensen M, Costantini C, Davidson VL, Deligianni E, Dottorini T, Dritsou V, Gabriel SB, Guelbeogo WM, Hall AB, Han MV, Hlaing T, Hughes DS, Jenkins AM, Jiang X, Jungreis I, Kakani EG, Kamali M, Kemppainen P, Kennedy RC, Kirmitzoglou IK, Koekemoer LL, Laban N, Langridge N, Lawniczak MK, Lirakis M, Lobo NF, Lowy E, MacCallum RM, Mao C, Maslen G, Mbogo C, McCarthy J, Michel K, Mitchell SN, Moore W, Murphy KA, Naumenko AN, Nolan T, Novoa EM, O'Loughlin S, Oringanje C, Oshaghi MA, Pakpour N, Papathanos PA, Peery AN, Povelones M, Prakash A, Price DP, Rajaraman A, Reimer LJ, Rinker DC, Rokas A, Russell TL, Sagnon N, Sharakhova MV, Shea T, Simão FA, Simard F, Slotman MA, Somboon P, Stegniy V, Struchiner CJ, Thomas GW, Tojo M, Topalis P, Tubio JM, Unger MF, Vontas J, Walton C, Wilding CS, Willis JH, Wu YC, Yan G, Zdobnov EM, Zhou X, Catteruccia F, Christophides GK, Collins FH, Cornman RS, Crisanti A, Donnelly MJ, Emrich SJ, Fontaine MC, Gelbart W, Hahn MW, Hansen IA, Howell PI, Kafatos FC, Kellis M, Lawson D, Louis C, Luckhart S, Muskavitch MA, Ribeiro JM, Riehle MA, Sharakhov IV, Tu Z, Zwiebel LJ, Besansky NJ. Mosquito genomics. Highly evolvable malaria vectors: the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquitoes. Science. 2015;347(6217):1258522.

6. Kemppainen P, Knight CG, Sarma DK, Hlaing T, Prakash A, Maung Maung YN, Somboon P, Mahanta J, Walton C. Linkage disequilibrium network analysis (LDna) gives a global view of chromosomal inversions, local adaptation and geographic structure. Mol Ecol Resour. 2015;9.

7. Manni M, Gomulski LM, Aketarawong N, Tait G, Scolari F, Somboon P, Guglielmino CR, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G. Molecular markers for analyses of intraspecific genetic diversity in the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:188.

8. Yanola J, Chamnanya S, Lumjuan N, Somboon P. Insecticides resistance in the Culex quinquefasciatus populations from northern Thailand and possible resistance mechanisms. Acta Trop. 2015;149:232-8.

9. Finlayson C, Saingamsook J, Somboon P. A simple and affordable membrane-feeding method for Aedes aegpyti and Anopheles minimus (Diptera: Culicidae). Acta Trop. 2015;152:245-251.

10. Thongwat D, Pimolsri U, Somboon P. Screening for mosquito larvicidal activity of Thai mushroom extracts with special reference to Steccherinum sp. against Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae). Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2015;46(4):586-595.

11. Attasopa K, Tsuda Y, Harbach RE, Somboon P. Morphological studies of larvae and pupae of Lutzia species (Diptera: Culicidae) from Doi Inthanon and the plains of Chiang Mai Province. Proceeding of the 8th AMC and the 32nd MST Annual Conference, 28-30 January 2015, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

12. Mano C, Jariyapan N, Somboon P. Preliminary analysis of differential expression of female salivary gland proteins between Aedes aegypti pyrethroid susceptible and resistant strains. Proceeding: International Graduate Research Conference 2015, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.


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