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Quang Nguyen


DPhil student

About me

I moved to the US from Vietnam at age 15. With scholarships through organisations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates, Dell, Greenhouse Scholars, & National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, I obtained my B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry from Duke University in 2016.

At the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, I investigated the gut microbiota’ influences on B cell and antibody responses against S/HIV under the mentorship of Dr. Sallie Permar, Dr. Jon Himes, and Dr. David Martinez. I was then awarded a fellowship by the US NIH to examine CD4 T cells in HIV latency/cure at the NIH Vaccine Research Center in the lab of Dr. Richard Koup and Dr. Joseph Casazza before studying vaccine adjuvant effects on antibody-mediated immune regulation against immunosenesence at GSK Vaccines through the Erasmus M.Sc. program in vaccinology in Spain, Belgium, and France. 

As a DPhil student under the mentorship of Prof. Persephone Borrow and Dr. Isabela Pedroza-Pacheco, I focus on follicular CD8 T cells in human secondary lymphoid tissues and their roles in the modulation of humoral immune responses by leveraging hi-dimensional single-cell approaches, particularly scRNA-sequencing (gene expression and immune cell receptors) and spectral flow cytometry analyses.