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Supranee Buranapraditkun

Supranee Buranapraditkun

Buranapraditkun’s current research focuses on an acute HIV infection cohort (RV254) to study earliest immune response in the periphery and lymph node. She is interested in T and B cells involved in immune responses to acute HIV-1 infection in order to better understand the mechanisms of the responses and to enhance vaccine design and development.

Buranapraditkun completed a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) with Dr. Hendrik Streeck’s laboratory in 2014-2015. She focused on how T follicular helper cells communicate with B cells and how their interaction drives the development of broadly neutralizing antibodies that may be protective when induced prophylactically. In 2016, she moved a postdoctoral fellow to Dr. Lydie Trautmann’s laboratory. She focused on immune cell dynamics in lymph node and blood during acute HIV infection.

She graduated with a PhD in Molecular Biology and Immunology from the Interdisciplinary Medical Microbiology Graduate School at Chulalongkorn University in 2012. She was a coordinator of the NIH contract #NO1-A1-30024 at the Thailand site focusing on “HLA Typing and Epitope Mapping Relative to Vaccine Design” (2004-2008) with Professor Todd M. Allen. She has been involved in the previous phase I: DNA/rfawlpox vaccine trial related to intracellular cytokine staining assays. Here, she is a medical technologist at Chulalongkorn University’s Vaccine and Cellular Immunology Laboratory since 1995. During her research, she worked with Professor Kiat Ruxrungtham in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

positions: Senior Leadership
degree: Ph.D.