About

Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol is a lecturer in anatomy, histology and embryology at the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia. He is also a certified aquatic veterinarian from the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), USA. He completed his Bachelor Degree of Veterinary Science from Mahidol University, Thailand before graduating from a Master Degree of Tropical Veterinary Scienceand a further Doctor of Philosophy in aquatic animal diseases from James Cook University, Australia.

Dr Orachun has researched the pathogenicity of reovirus to juvenile redclaw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) using transmission electron microscopy, cell culture and experimental animal studies. His research led to the identification of the Australian Cherax reovirus sequence. He then developed PCR detection for the Cherax reovirus. Dr Orachun has also studied the Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNV) which is an aetiological agent of white tail disease in crustaceans. He discovered the whole genomic sequence of the MrNV Australian isolate and used redclaw crayfish as the animal model and cell culture to investigate the pathogenicity of the virus. Dr Orachun developed real-time RT-PCR protocol and design specific interference RNA to control the infection of MrNV in crustaceans.

Teaching
  • TV1003: Animal Structure and Function (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV1101: Introductory Veterinary Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV2001: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV2002: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV3002: Transitions from Health to Disease 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TV5211: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 1/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5212: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 2/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5213: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 3/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5320: Applied Protocol Writing (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Aquatic veterinary consultant (volunteer) in aquatic animal diseases
  • Veterinary anatomy, histology and embryology
Research
  • Aquatic animal diseases, Molecular detection, Wildlife study, Heavy metal study
Teaching
  • Undergraduate teaching in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology (TV1003 & TV2002) and also teaching a research subject (TV3001 & TV3002)
  • Postgraduate teaching in research subject (TV5320)
Experience
  • 2017 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Senior research officer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Researcher, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Associate lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2008 to 2012 - PhD (Aquatic microbiology), James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Master Degree of Tropical Veterinary Science, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2000 to 2006 - Bachelor Degree of Veterinary Science (2nd honour class), Mahidol University (Thailand)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2019 New Colombo Plan funding - Aquatic Animal Veterinary Training Program (AAVTP) between James Cook University (JCU), Australia and Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (RMUTSV), Thailand $19,800
  • 2015 - 2017 New Colombo Plan funding - Australia – Thailand Veterinary Disease Management Program (ATVDMP) between James Cook University (JCU),Australia and Mahidol University (MU), Thailand $59,400
  • 2018 New Colombo Plan funding - Australia – Thailand Veterinary Disease Management Program (ATVDMP) between James Cook University (JCU),Australia and Mahidol University (MU), Thailand $19,800
Fellowships
  • 2014 -2016: Senior Laboratory Officer on the environmental survival of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Mptb) in Queensland funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)
  • 2013: Researcher on the project “Investigation into the pathogenicity of bacterial infection to redclaw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) in the hatchery” that was funded by Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
Memberships
  • A member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), USA
  • Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV) from the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), USA
  • Thai veterinary member (registered veterinarian in Thailand)
Other
  • 2009-2013 Voluntary Veterinary Consultant at the Sea Turtle Hospital, Reef HQ, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Thai international relationship Liaison for student and staff activities between James Cook University and Thai Universities including the International Student and Staff Exchange Program and the International Student Placement Program
Publications

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  • 94.022, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (Townsville campus)
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