Name: Wej  Choochote

Professor, Ph.D.


  • B.Sc. (Medical Technology)                 Mahidol University (Thailand), 1978
  • M.Sc. (Tropical Medicine)                   Mahidol University (Thailand), 1981
  • Ph.D. (Medical Science)                      Oita University (Japan), 2010

Teaching Activities:

  • Medical Parasitology
  • Medical Entomology

Research Emphasis:

  • Medical Entomology
  • Medical Parasitology


Publications:  pdf file, click here

Recent Publications:

1. Tuetun B, Choochote W, Pongpaibul Y, Junkum A, Kanjanapothi D, Chaithong U, Jitpakdi A, Riyong D, Pitasawat B. Celery-based topical repellents as a potential natural alternative for personal protection against mosquitoes. Parasitol Res 2008; 104: 107-115.

2. Park MH, Choochote W, Junkum A, Joshi D, Tuetan B, Saeung A, Jung JH, Min GS. Reproductive isolations of Anopheles sinensis from Anopheles lesteri and Anopheles sineroides in Korea. Genes & Genomics 2008; 30: 245-252.

3. Thongwat D, Morgan K, O’loughlin MS, Walton C, Choochote W, Somboon P. Crossing  experiment supporting the specific status of Anopheles maculates chromosomal form K. J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2008; 24: 194-202.

4. Ishii Y, Choochote W, Bain O, Fukuda M, Otsuska Y, Takaoka H. Seasonal and diurnal   biting activities and zoonotic filarial infections of two Simulium species (Diptera: Simuliidae) in northern Thailand. Parasite 2008; 15:121-9.

5. Thanchomnang T, Intapan PM, Lulitanond V, Choochote W, Manjai A, Prasongdee TK, Maleewong W. Rapid detection of Brugia malayi in mosquito vectors using a real-time fluorescence resonance energy transfer PCR and melting curve analysis. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2008; 78: 509-513.

6. Saeung A, Baimai V, Otsuka Y, Rattanarithikul R, Somboon P, Junkum A, Tuetun B, Takaoka H, Choochote W. Molecular and cytogenetic evidence of three sibling   species of the Anopheles barbirostris Form A (Diptera: Culicidae) in Thailand. Parasitol Res 2008; 102: 499-507.

7. Tuetun B, Choochote W, Pongpaibul Y, Junkum A, Kanjanapothi D, Chaithong U, Jitpakdi A, Riyong D, Wannasan A, Pitasawat B. Field evaluation of G10, a celery (Apium graveolens)-based topical repellent, against mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. Parasitol Res 2009 Feb;104(3):515-21.

8. Suwannamit S, Baimai V, Otsuka Y, Saeung A, Thongsahuan S, Tuetun B,  Apiwathnasorn C, Jariyapan N, Somboon P, Takaoka H, Choochote W. Cytogenetic and molecular evidence for an additional new species within the taxon Anopheles barbirostris (Diptera: Culicidae) in Thailand. Parasitol Res 2009 Mar;104(4):905-18.

9. Joshi D, Choochote W, Park MH, Kim JY, Kim TS, Suwonkerd W, Min GS. The susceptibility of Anopheles lesteri to infection with Korean strain of Plasmodium vivax. Malar J. 2009 Mar 12;8:42.

10. Thongsahuan S, Baimai V, Otsuka Y, Saeung A, Tuetun B, Jariyapan N, Suwannamit S, Somboon P, Jitpakdi A, Takaoka H, Choochote W. Karyotypic variation and geographic distribution of Anopheles campestris-like (Diptera: Culicidae) in Thailand. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2009 Jul;104(4):558-66.

11. Joshi D, Choochote W, Min GS. Short report: Natural hybrid between Anopheles kleini and Anopheles sinensis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Dec;81(6):1020-2.

12. Thanchomnang T, Intapan PM, Lulitanond V, Sangmaneedet S, Chungpivat S, Taweethavonsawat P, Choochote W, Maleewong W. Rapid detection of Dirofilaria immitis in mosquito vectors and dogs using a real-time fluorescence resonance energy transfer PCR and melting curve analysis. Vet Parasitol. 2010 Mar 25;168(3-4):255-60.

13. Jariyapan N, Baimai V, Poovorawan Y, Roytrakul S, Saeung A, Thongsahuan S, Suwannamit S, Otsuka Y, Choochote W. Analysis of female salivary gland proteins of the Anopheles barbirostris complex (Diptera: Culicidae) in Thailand. Parasitol Res. 2010 Aug;107(3):509-16.

14. Riyong D, Waikagul J, Panasoponkul C, Choochote W, Ito A, Dekumyoy P. Size and charge antigens of Dirofilaria immitis adult worm for IgG-ELISA diagnosis of bancroftian filariasis. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2010 Mar;41(2):285-97. Erratum in: Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2010 May;41(3):754.

15. Sutthanont N, Choochote W, Tuetun B, Junkum A, Jitpakdi A, Chaithong U, Riyong D, Pitasawat B. Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of edible plant-derived essential oils against the pyrethroid-susceptible and -resistant strains of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). J Vector Ecol. 2010 Jun;35(1):106-15.

16. Thongsahuan S, Baimai V, Junkum A, Saeung A, Min GS, Joshi D, Park MH, Somboon P, Suwonkerd W, Tippawangkosol P, Jariyapan N, Choochote W. Susceptibility of Anopheles campestris-like and Anopheles barbirostris species complexes to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in Thailand. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2011 Feb;106(1):105-12.

17. Choochote W. Evidence to support karyotypic variation of the mosquito, Anopheles peditaeniatus in Thailand. J Insect Sci. 2011;11:10.

18. Joshi D, Park MH, Saeung A, Choochote W, Min GS. Multiplex assay to identify Korean vectors of malaria. Mol Ecol Resour. 2010 Jul;10(4):748-50.

19. Wongkamchai S, Chiangjong W, Sinchaikul S, Chen ST, Choochote W, Thongboonkerd V. Identification of Brugia malayi immunogens by an immunoproteomics approach. J Proteomics. 2011 Aug 24;74(9):1607-13.

20. Joshi D, Kim JY, Choochote W, Park MH, Min GS. Preliminary vivax malaria vector competence for three members of the Anopheles hyrcanus group in the Republic of Korea. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2011 Sep;27(3):312-4.

21. Satimai W, Jiraamonnimit C, Thammapalo S, Choochote W, Luenee P, Boitano JJ, Wongkamchai S. The impact of a national program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in selected Myanmar immigrant communities in Bangkok and Ranong Province, Thailand. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2011 Sep;42(5):1054-64.

22. Kaewkong W, Choochote W, Kanla P, Maleewong W, Intapan PM, Wongkham S, Wongkham C. Chromosomes and karyotype analysis of a liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, by scanning electron microscopy. Parasitol Int. 2012 Sep;61(3):504-7.

23. Jariyapan N, Roytrakul S, Paemanee A, Junkum A, Saeung A, Thongsahuan S, Sor-suwan S, Phattanawiboon B, Poovorawan Y, Choochote W. Proteomic analysis of salivary glands of female Anopheles barbirostris species A2 (Diptera: Culicidae) by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Parasitol Res. 2012 Sep;111(3):1239-49.

24. Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Saeung A, Otsuka Y, Choochote W. Simulium (Nevermannia) chomthongense, a new species of black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Chiang Mai, Thailand. Trop Biomed. 2012 Sep;29(3):381-90.

25. Saeung A, Baimai V, Thongsahuan S, Min GS, Park MH, Otsuka Y, Maleewong W, Lulitanond V, Taai K, Choochote W. Geographic distribution and genetic compatibility among six karyotypic forms of Anopheles peditaeniatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Thailand. Trop Biomed. 2012 Dec;29(4):613-25.

26. Sor-Suwan S, Jariyapan N, Roytrakul S, Paemanee A, Saeung A, Thongsahuan S, Phattanawiboon B, Bates PA, Poovorawan Y, Choochote W. Salivary gland proteome of the human malaria vector, Anopheles campestris-like (Diptera: Culicidae). Parasitol Res. 2013 Mar;112(3):1065-75.

27. Saeung A, Hempolchom C, Baimai V, Thongsahuan S, Taai K, Jariyapan N, Chaithong U, Choochote W. Susceptibility of eight species members in the Anopheles hyrcanus group to nocturnally subperiodic Brugia malayi. Parasit Vectors. 2013 Jan 4;6:5.

28. Jariyapan N, Saeung A, Intakhan N, Chanmol W, Sor-Suwan S, Phattanawiboon B, Taai K, Choochote W. Peritrophic matrix formation and Brugia malayi microfilaria invasion of the midgut of a susceptible vector, Ochlerotatus togoi (Diptera: Culicidae). Parasitol Res. 2013 Jul;112(7):2431-40.

29. Taai K, Baimai V, Saeung A, Thongsahuan S, Min GS, Otsuka Y, Park MH, Fukuda M, Somboon P, Choochote W. Genetic compatibility between Anopheles lesteri from Korea and Anopheles paraliae from Thailand. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2013 May;108(3).

30. Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Saeung A, Choochote W. Simulium (Asiosimulium) furvum, a new species of black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand. J Med Entomol. 2013 May;50(3):493-500.

31. Saeung A, Choochote W. Development of a facile system for mass production of Brugia malayi in a small-space laboratory. Parasitol Res. 2013 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23820603.


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