Sittiporn Pattaradilokrat is a lecturer and principle investigator at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He received his academic degrees from the Chulalongkorn University (B.Sc. in Biology, 2003) and the University of Edinburgh, UK (Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, 2008). Following this, he conducted postdoctoral research studies at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. Dr. Pattaradilokrat’s ongoing research has focused on genetic and genomic studies of the malaria parasites of humans and animal models, including genetic mapping of genes linked to resistance to anti-malaria, specific immune responses and other medically important phenotypes. His research interest is also expanded to include the in vitro and in vivo chemical screening of anti-malarial compounds. In 2012, he was a recipient of the NIH’s director award for discovery of novel anti-malaria drug targets.