Phonepasith Boupha is a pharmacist. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Health Sciences of Laos in 2016 with a specialisation in pharmaceutical sciences. Phonepasith did research on antioxidant compounds in green tea products as part of his final research university project at the Faculty of Pharmacy. During his studies, he joined training programs abroad such as the Sakura Science Program in Japan and the English Cultures Camp in Thailand. He also did internships at the Food and Drugs Quality Control Center (FDQCC) of Vientiane, Laos and the Medicinal Plant Center of Vientiane, Laos. He joined IDDO after his graduation, as a research assistant in the medicine quality team.