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Department of Chemistry

Dr. Montamas Suntravat


Assistant Professor (NNTRC)

Undergraduate: B.S. in Medical Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Graduate: PhD in Medical Microbiology/Major in Immunology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Current Research: My career goal and venom research interests focus specifically on the search for new toxin molecules that can be used as research, diagnostic, and therapeutic tools for biomedical applications. As PI on the original funded NIH/NHLBI R15 AREA grant (R15HL137134-01), my research provides undergraduate and graduate students with the unique opportunity to engage in hands-on research that include the purification and biochemical and biologic characterization of snake venom Cysteine-Rich Secretory Proteins (svCRiSPs) and the identification of their targets on endothelial cells. I plan to continue the use of student-based research projects to expand the collection of purified and characterized svCRiSPs and to evaluate their molecular mechanisms and the impact on pathophysiology in snakebite.

Best Advice Ever Received: Be grateful and humble in whatever role you play

Hobbies: Traveling, photography, baking, and DIY projects

What influenced my to study chemistry: Chemistry helps us to understand the world around us. It help me understand the chemical reactions involved in making baked goods rise or neutralizing acidity or thickening sauces, chances I’ll be a better cook.

Contact Information

KLBG (Kleberg Hall)
MSC 161 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-3805
email: montamas.suntravat@tamuk.edu