In Thailand and the US

WORK EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/CERTIFICATIONS

Appointment history

 

  • Lecturer and Faculty Member, Bacteriology Division, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2006 – 2007)

    • Gave lectures on medical microbiology and supervised microbiology laboratory sessions for third year medical students

  • Graduate student, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine (2007 – 2013)

  • Therapeutic Microbiology Fellow/Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital (2013 – 2014)

    • Metagenomic Medicine Service. Texas Children's Microbiome Center

      • Co-ordinate the Fecal Microbiome Transplantation project for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-induced colitis and inflammatory bowel disease in pediatric patients

    • Universal Perinatal Database and Biospecimen Repository (PeriBank)

      • Oversee general operation of Peribank and manage request from collaborating researcher for specimens in the repository

  • Clinical microbiology fellow, UCLA Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA (2014 – 2016)

  • Clinical instructor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA (2016 – 2018)

    • Teaching responsibilities for clinical microbiology fellows, pathology residents, and infectious diseases fellows

    • Acting technical director for virology/molecular testing

    • Clinical consultation for physicians and laboratorians

    • Molecular assay development for clinical and research use

    • Use of next-generation sequencing for bacterial genomics studies and epidemiological investigations of potential outbreaks

  • Public Health Laboratories Assistant Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

 

Teaching/Mentoring Experience

 

  • Lecturer (basic medical microbiology), Bacteriology Division, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2006 – 2007)

  • Committee member for Medical School Direct Admission Examination, Consortium of Thai Medical Schools (2007)

  • Assisted Dr. Omai Garner with a microbiology laboratory session for second year UCLA Medical Students (2014)

  • Assisted Dr. Garner in providing basic clinical microbiology education for African-American HIV University Laboratory Visit (2014)

  • Weekly clinical case rounds for pediatric infectious disease team (attendings, fellows, and residents at Ronald Reagan Hospital) (2014-2015)

  • Weekly plate rounds for clinical microbiology fellows, pathology residents, and infectious diseases fellows (2016 – present)

  • Lectures in Bacteriology, Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, Virology, and Molecular Microbiology for medical students, pathology residents, and infectious diseases fellows (2016 – present)

 

Professional Affiliations

 

  • Member, The Thai Medical Council (2007 – present)

  • Event Executive, International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics Students and Fellows Association (ISAPP-SFA) (2010 – 2013)

  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (2010 – present)

  • Member, Southern California Branch, American Society for Microbiology (2014 – present)

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) (2015 – present)

  • Contributor, Document Development Committee on Specimen Handling for Molecular Methods (MM13), Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (2016 – present)

  • Member, Document Development Committee on Molecular Methods for Genotyping and Strain Typing of Infectious Organisms (MM24), Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (2017 – present)

 

Professional Certifications

 

  • Thai Medical License (2007 – present)

  • Medical Technologist in Microbiology M(ASCP)CM (2015 – present)

  • Clinical Microbiology Scientist (CLS, California) (2016 – present)

  • Public Health Microbiologist (PHM, California) (2015 – present)

  • American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) Diplomate (2016 – present)

PEERA HEMARAJATA, M.D., PH.D., D(ABMM)

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