Peera Hemarajata Dr. Peera Hemarajata is a graduate of the Chulalongkorn University of Medicine in Bangkok, Thailand. Since earning his Thai Medical License in 2006, Hemarajata has been involved in the publication of 36 different research studies including his most recent, “Selection of Hyperproduction of SME-1 and AmpC in a Carbapenem-resistant Serratia marcescens During Antibiotic Therapy.” He primarily led and contributed to these studies while working toward his Ph.D. in Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and while conducting research as a Medical and Public Health Laboratory Microbiology Fellow at the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A. Hemarajata’s research interests include host-microbe interaction, immunomodulatory effects of microbes on humans, bacterial genetics, whole-genome sequencing, bioinformatics, molecular surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, and development of clinical molecular assays. In addition to research, Dr. Peera Hemarajata enjoys teaching and sharing his love of microbiology. He has been a lecturer and faculty member for both the Department of Microbiology at Chulalongkorn University and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at U.C.L.A.’s medical school. He has been awarded the Outstanding Graduate in Medicine Award, the Keystone Symposia Scholarship, and the Anandamahidol Foundation Under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand Scholarship. Hemarajata plans to continue expanding his research and teaching experiences for the foreseeable future.