Teeraphan Laomettachit (Oak)

Researcher/Lecturer Bioiformatics and Systems Biology Program School of Bioresources and Technology King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) Bangkok 10150, Thailand Email: teeraphan.lao@kmutt.ac.th Tel: +02-470-7572
(from US, dial 011-66-2-4707572)

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Previous position at VT: PhD student, 2006-11.

Research Pages: Tyson Lab

Current Research Interests

Mathematical modeling has become increasingly popular as a tool to study regulatory interactions within gene-protein networks. From the modeler’s perspective, a challenge arises in the process of building a mathematical model: the same regulatory network can be translated into different types of models at different levels of detail, and the modeler must choose an appropriate level to describe the network. My research involves developing a new modeling approach that classifies components in the networks into three classes of variables, which are described by different rate laws. These three classes serve as “building blocks” that can be connected to build a complex regulatory network. Our approach combines the best features of different types of models, and we demonstrate its utility by applying it to the budding yeast cell cycle.

Education

Ph.D. 2011 Virginia Tech, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
B.Sc. 2005 Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Biology

Publications

Laomettachit, T., Chen, K.C., Baumann, W.T., and Tyson, J.J. (2016). A model of yeast cell-cycle regulation based on a standard component modeling strategy for protein regulatory networks. PLoS One 11 (5): e0153738.
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Laomettachit, T., Chen, K.C., Baumann, W.T., and Tyson, J.J. (2016). A model of yeast cell-cycle regulation based on a standard component modeling strategy for protein regulatory networks. PLoS One 11 (5): e0153738.
[Abstract] [Article]
Kraikivski, P., Chen, K.C., Laomettachit, T., Murali, T.M., and Tyson, J.J. (2015). From START to FINISH: computational analysis of cell cycle control in budding yeast. NPJ Syst. Biol. Appl. 1: 15016.
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Oguz, C., Palmisano, A., Laomettachit, T., Watson, L.T., Baumann, W.T., and Tyson, J.J. (2014). A stochastic model correctly predicts changes in budding yeast cell cycle dynamics upon periodic expression of CLN2. PLoS One 9(5):e96726.
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Personal

Oak was born in Bangkok, Thailand to his parents, Suthep and Supanee Laomettachit. He has an elder brother, now working as a computer engineer in Thailand. Oak enjoys playing soccer and other sports. His favorite soccer team is Middlesbrough. After graduating, he will work as a faculty at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.