PhD, May 2010
Kannika Siripattarapravat, aka Nok, is a faculty in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Kasetsart University, Thailand. Nok is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology program here at Michigan State University. Nok joined the CRL team after receiving prestigious scholarship from the Thai government. Dr. Siripattarapravat is interested in stem cell research, its rapidly evolving techniques, and its intended promises. Her dissertation will focus on the cellular reprogramming in Zebrafish.
Nok received her degree in D.V.M. in 2002 from Kasetsart University were she also obtained her M.S. degree in Veterinary Pathology. Her thesis and research experiences were on the recombinant protein expression and its use as a diagnostic tool. Following graduation she worked as an instructor in the Department of Pathology at Kasetsart University. In addition to her was responsibilities in teaching and research, she worked on developing special diagnostic services. She dedicates and strives to be a good veterinarian and teacher, and to excel in research. In the future, she would like to be a resource person for practicing veterinarians and also a mentor to educate veterinary students, hoping they too share her excitement about their field of study. Nok is working towards being an able diagnostician to benefit the animals in Thailand as Thailand needs individuals who are creative in research, who can generate projects to be applied to their needs at home. She would like to serve the country needs and accomplish her goals as well.