Dr. Suradhat is a professor at the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University (CU), Bangkok, Thailand. She is currently responsible for teaching and coordinating immunology courses for the D.V.M. curriculum and graduate studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Science and The Interdisciplinary Program in Medical Microbiology, Graduate School, CU. Currently, she is an associate dean for policy and planning, a member of an executive board of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, a graduate program in Medical Microbiology, and several administrative boards in academic and research affairs.
Dr. Suradhat is a veterinary immunologist. She has published several research articles related to classical swine fever virus (CSFV) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). Her research group consisted of the faculty members with expertise in the areas of veterinary immunology, virology, pathology and bioinformatics. Dr. Suradhat has a strong background in veterinary vaccine development and cellular immunology. During the past years, she has established several immunological assays, including multiplex RT-PCR, ELISPOT and flow cytometry, for monitoring of porcine innate and adaptive (cellular) immune responses. Her research activities include the role of cell-mediated immune responses in anti-viral (CSFV and PRRSV) immunity and swine vaccine efficacy studies, characterization of porcine regulatory T lymphocytes (Tregs), and PRRSV-induced immunomodulatory proteins, including interleukin (IL)-10, Tregs, and IL-1Ra, and development of a novel PRRSV-DNA vaccine.
In addition, Dr. Suradhat has helped coordinating and supervising the research activities related to animal influenza viruses and emerging infectious diseases in animals at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, CU. She has a major role in establishment and management of the Center of Excellence in Emerging Diseases in Animals, Chulalongkorn University (CU-EIDAs). CU-EIDAs is a research center with research specialties in veterinary emerging infectious diseases. The center’s endowment for research infrastructure, including a BSL-3 facility, and equipment is partly supported by CU and the government agencies. In the recent years, CU-EIDA has actively involved in a number of research activities funded by several national and international granting agencies. The center research strengths include research activities related to veterinary emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases that are important to the country, such as influenza viruses, nipah virus, PRRSV, and PCV-2, etc.