David Saunders


Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Product Manager, Extremity Repair
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Regenerative Medicine


Vanachayangkul P, Lon C, Spring S, Sok S, Ta-aksorn W, Kodchakorn C, Phann ST, Chann S, Ittiverakul M, Sriwichai S, Buathong N, Kuntawunginn W, So M, Youdaline T, Milner E, Wojnarski M, Lanteri C, Manning J, Prom S, Haigney M, Cantilena L, Saunders D. Piperaquine population pharmacokinetics and cardiac safety in Cambodia. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, May 2017; 61 (5): e02000-16

Lin JT, Lon C, Spring MD, Sok S, Chann S, Ittiverakul M, Kuntawunginn W, My M, Heng TK, Balasubramanian S, Rahman R, Chuor CM, Lanteri CA, Gosi P, Ubalee R, Meshnick R, Saunders DL. Single dose primaquine to reduce gametocyte carriage and Plasmodium falciparum transmission in Cambodia: An Open-Label Randomized Trial. PloS One 12 (6), e0168702

Pichyangkul S, Spring MD, Yongchavit K, Kum-Arb U, Limsalakpetch A, Imerbsin R, Ubalee R, Vanachayangkul P, Remarque EJ, Smith PL, Saunders DL. Chemoprophylaxis with sporozoite immunization in P. knowlesi rhesus monkeys confers protection and elicits sporozoite-specific memory T cells in the liver. PLoS One, 12 (2), e0171826

Timmermans A, Melendrez MC, Se Y, Chuang I, Samon N, Uthaimongkol N, Klungthong C, Manasatienkij W, Thaisomboonsuk B, Tyner S, Rith S, Jarman RG, Bethell D, Chanarat N, Pavlin J, Wongstitwilairoong T, Saingam P, Sam El B, Fukuda MM, Touch S, Sovann L, Fernandez S, Buchy P, Chanthap L, Saunders D. Human Sentinel Surveillance of Influenza and other Respiratory Viral Pathogens in Border Areas of Western Cambodia. 2016, PloS One 11 (3), e0152529.

Saunders D, Lon C. Invited Commentary - Existing combination therapies for malaria are failing - what next? The Lancet Infectious Diseases, March 2016; 16 (3): 274–275.

Saunders DL, Garges E, Manning JE, Bennett KB, Schaffer S, Kosmowski AJ, Magill AJ. The safety, tolerability and compliance of long-term antimalarial chemoprophylaxis in field conditions: experience in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015 93:584-590.

Spring MD, Lin JT, Manning JE, Vanachanyangul P,…Lon C, Saunders DL. Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine failure in Cambodia for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria is associated with a ‘triple mutant’ including kelch-13 C580Y in an observational cohort study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, May 2015, 15 (6); 683-691.

Manning J, Satharath P, Gaywee J, Lopez MN, Lon C, Saunders D. Fighting the Good Fight: The Role of Militaries in Malaria Elimination in Southeast Asia. Trends in Parasitology, 2014, 30 (12): 571-81.

Saunders D, Vanachayangkul P, Imerbsin R, Khemawoot P, Siripokasupkul R, Tekwani B, Sampath A, Nanayakkara D, Ohrt C, Lanteri C, Gettyacamin M, Teja-Isavadharm P, and Walker L. The Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of (+) and (-) Primaquine Enantiomers in Rhesus macaques. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2014, 58(12):7283-91.

Saunders D, Vanachayangkul P, Lon C. Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine failure in Cambodia. New England Journal of Medicine, 2014, 371 (5), 484-485.