NHMRC-Postdoctoral Researcher A
School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I completed my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (top 3 highest) at Vietnam National University of Agriculture (formerly known as Hanoi University of Agriculture) in 2008. Following that, I pursued a Master of Biotechnology degree with first-class honors at Flinders University in 2015.
From 2010 to 2018, I held a lectureship position at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Vietnam National University of Agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam. During this time, I taught veterinary pharmacology to undergraduate students.
In 2018, I embarked on my PhD project titled "Pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo testing of novel antimicrobials for the treatment of bacterial infections" under the supervision of Prof Darren Trott, Dr Abiodun David Ogunniyi, Dr Torben Nielsen, and Dr Stephen Kidd at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide (UoA). This project was conducted in collaboration with our Australian research partner, Neoculi Pty Ltd, directed by Dr Stephen W. Page.
My PhD work has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the 2022 University Doctoral Research Medal and Mace Bearer (UoA), Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (UoA), and the SA Government International Students Award (Highly Commended): Academic Excellence Postgraduate-Research (awarded by the SA government).
Currently, I am serving as a post-doctoral researcher in an NHMRC Ideas Grant led by Dr Abiodun David Ogunniyi at the Australian Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology, the University of Adelaide, under the guidance of Prof. Darren Trott.
Date Position Institution name 2023 - ongoing NHMRC-Postdoctoral Researcher A The University of Adelaide 2022 - 2023 Post-doctoral Microbiologist The University of Adelaide 2010 - ongoing Lecturer Vietnam National Uni of Agriculture
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2023 Award University Doctoral Research Medal The University of Adelaide Australia - 2023 Honour Mace Bearer The University of Adelaide Australia - 2022 Award Dean Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia - 2022 Award SA Government International Student Award (HIGHLY COMMENDED) South Australia Government Australia - 2022 Award Best Research Paper The University of Adelaide School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Australia - 2021 Award Editor’s Choice Journal of Antibiotics Switzerland - 2021 Scholarship Grant-Funded Scholarship Neoculi Pty Ltd, Australia and The University of Adelaide Australia - 2013 Scholarship Australia Awards Scholarship Australian Government Australia - 2012 Award BioSA Prize for an Excellent Biobusiness Project Flinders University Australia - 2008 Award Excellent Student Award Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Viet Nam - 2004 Scholarship University Scholarships for an Excellent Student Hanoi University of Agriculture Viet Nam -
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 - 2022 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Veterinary Sciences (Pharmacology & Microbiology) 2013 - 2015 Flinders University Australia Master of Biotechnology Studies 2003 - 2008 Vietnam National Uni of Agriculture Australia Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
I contributed to the design and execution of research projects, e.g., a seed grant ($4K; UoA); contract research for Industry (>$64K), and development of new technologies (totaling >$68K since 2018)
I have been either a teaching or research academic for the last 13 years. I taught undergraduate veterinary science students at Vietnam National University of Agriculture (Hanoi, Vietnam) in the following areas:
1) Veterinary Pharmacology
2) Clinical Veterinary Pharmacology
3) Veterinary Toxicology
Date Role Membership Country 2021 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Microbiology Australia
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