Dr. Parnpen Viriyavejakul is Professor in the Department of Tropical Pathology. She obtained her BSc. in Biology Major in Genetics from the University of the Philippines and pursued her Doctor of Medicine degree at University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines. She holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a Master of Clinical Tropical Medicine degree, and a Diplomate in Thai Board of Anatomical Pathology, from Mahidol University, Thailand. She was awarded a Ph.D. by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom for a thesis on malaria infected red cell-endothelial post-adhesive signaling.