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Surasak Khankhum
Graduate Student

Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Department
302 Life Sciences Bldg, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone Number: (225) 578-1464
Fax Number: (225) 578-1415


Major Professor: Dr. Rodrigo Valverde


Area of Research:


Persistent dsRNA viruses of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). I am conducting research on common bean endornaviruses.



  • M.S. in Agricultural Biotechnology, (2007), Kasetsart University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

  • Internship, (2006), in the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University

  • B.S. in Biology, (2001), Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand

Professional Experience:


From 2007 to 2010, I was an instructor teaching General Microbiology and other microbiology related courses at Mahasarakham University, Thailand.




Peer Reviewed Articles


Khankhum, S., Bollich, P. and Valverde, R. A. 2013. First Report of Tobacco ringspot virus Infecting Kudzu (Pueraria montana) in Louisiana. Plant Disease 97:561.




Khankhum, S. and R.A. Valverde.2013. Association of endornaviruses of Black Turtle Soup common bean with seed germination, grain yield, and host reaction to Tobacco ringspot virus. Phytopathology. 103(6): S2.73.


Abou, N., S. Khankhum, R.A. Valverde, and S. Sabanadzovic. 2013. A novel endornavirus infecting lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) and its occurrence in lima bean genotypes. Phytopathology. 103(6).


Khankhum, S., S. Sabanadzovic, and R.A. Valverde. 2013. Occurrence of endornaviruses in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivars and breeding lines from the two main centers of domestication: Mesoamerica and the Andes. Phytopathology. 103(5): S1.6.




Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
302 Life Science Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 
(225) 578-1464

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