Head, Microarray Laboratory
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri is a Senior Researcher and Head of the Microarray Laboratory at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Thailand. Upon finishing her BSc (Honours with Distinction) at Columbia University and MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, she employed microarray technology to study an economically important black tiger shrimp and developed antibody arrays for diagnostics. Karoonuthaisiri was the founding Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy, which aims to empower and mobilize young scientists to address issues of particular importance to early career scientists. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers, a book chapter and filed seven patents. She has also received numerous awards, including the Marie Curie Fellowship from the EU, Outstanding Young Technologist, UNESCO-L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowship, “Women Who Make a Difference” by Thailand Tatler, “Working Women of the Year 2009” by Phuying magazine, and 1 of 50 “Women Who Will Make a Change” by A Day magazine. She has also been featured in Nature and Scientist magazines.