Cuong Tran

Dr Cuong Tran

Affiliate Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Cuong Tran
CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, Adelaide.

Prior to completing my PhD at the University of Adelaide, I have been working for an Industry Company, Numico Research Australia Pty Ltd looking at novel therapies for eradicating Helicobacter pylori. Following that I then worked in the Gastroenterology Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital continuing investigations on Helicobacter pylori eradication using a mouse model of Helicobacter pylori infection as well as focusing on zinc, gut health and intestinal permeability. I then started my Post-doctoral training in Denver, Colorado and to expand my zinc research with the application zinc stable isotopes to assess zinc homeostasis in humans. I returned to Australia working at the Children, Youth & Women’s Health Service under the Industry Fellowship awarded by NHMRC in 2004 in collaboration with Numico Research Australia Pty Ltd. The Fellowship involves looking at zinc alone and in combination with other novel agents in the treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection. After completing my Industry Fellowship, I focused on establishing a “Micronutrient Therapy Laboratory” for paediatric with gut diseases and conditions. I then expand my zinc research in children living in developing countries who have a high incidence of zinc deficiency, diarrhoea and environmental enteropathy. In late 2012, I was employed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to set up a gut barrier function assessment capabilities to monitor health in the area of metabolic disease.

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    1998 - 2012 Member The Gastroenterological Society of Australia Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2012 - ongoing Board Member Open Nutrition Journal
    2011 - 2015 Board Member World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
    2010 - 2013 Board Member World Journal of Gastroenterology
    2010 - ongoing Board Member International Journal of Cancer Research
    2010 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Medical Sciences
    2010 - ongoing Board Member Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Position: Affiliate Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83038905
  • Email: cuong.tran@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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