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Ekkachai Khwanbua

Ekkachai Khwanbua

  • Graduate Assistant-Research
  • Vice President of the Plant Path Grad Std Org
Ekkachai is a Ph.D. student with a major in Plant Pathology and a minor in Genetics & Genomics under Dr. Steven Whitham. His research focus is on plant-virus interactions and plant genome editing. Ekkachai and his colleagues attempt to develop a virus-mediated gRNA delivery system using soybean mosaic virus (SMV) in order to achieve efficient somatic and heritable genome editing in soybean. He collaboratively works on CRISPR/Cas9 projects: base editor and intronized Cas9. Last but not least, he also works on another collaborative project which is focused on the effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on plant-microbe interactions and soybean physiology.

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Adv Tch Res Bd
2213 Pammel Dr


  • B.S., Agricultural Sciences, Kasetsart Univeristy, Thailand, 2019