Professor Chumpol Pholpramool

Past President Professor Chumpol Pholpramool   

 Professor Chumpol Pholpramool was born in 1946 in Bangkok. He received a bachelor degree with 2nd class honor in Organic Chemistry from the University of Medical Science (presently Mahidol University) in 1968. Then he was awarded a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation to study physiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.

After receiving a Ph.D. in 1973, he returned home and joined the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University since then. During his early research career, he was among a very few workers in studying water and electrolyte transport in the lacrimal gland. Later he turned his interest to male reproduction and spent one year with Professor Brian P. Setchell at the AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology in Cambridge, UK in 1980. His main contributions include factors regulating epididymal sperm motility, and the control of contractions of the epididymis and sperm transport.

Currently, his research interests are physiology of male reproduction, membrane transport, stem cells, regulation of satellite cells and fluid balance during exercise. Professor Pholpramool chaired the Department of Physiology from 1988-1992 and from 1996-2000. Currently, he chairs the graduate program in Exercise Science and is a member of the Gatrorade Sports Science Institute Asia Advisory Board.

He was the Associate Dean for Administration at the Faculty of Science during 1992-1994, and the Associate Director for Research at the Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Mahidol University during 2001-2005. At the same t ime he also chaired the National Collaborative Research Network in Physiology under the auspices of the Ministry of University Affairs.

Professor Pholpramool served as a Council member of IUPS during 1993-2001. He was among the founders of FAOPS and served as the Secretary from 1990 to 1998. He also initiates the publication of FAOPS Newsletter and be the Editor since its inception.