Thao Nguyen

Dr Thao Nguyen

Post Doctoral - Researcher

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Thao M Nguyen
NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow

Thao Nguyen’s research focuses in understanding the fundamental mechanisms involved in controlling how bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) support the process of blood cell formation and modulate immune cell responses. Of major interests are the role of Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and ephrin ligands in these processes. Her PhD work investigated the role of Eph/ephrin interactions in BMSC-mediated bone regeneration, support of haematopoiesis and immune cell regulation. The study demonstrated that EphB4, expressed by BMSC, enhances haematopoietic reconstitution following bone marrow transplantation. In addition, EphB2 and ephrin-B2, expressed by ex-vivo expanded human BMSC, mediate the suppression of activated human T-cells by interacting with their cognate binding partners expressed on the T-cells.

The role of Eph/ephrin interactions in mesenchymal stem cell-mediated support of haematopoiesis and immune cell regulation

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2017 Post-Doctoral Researcher Mesenchymal Stem Cell Laboratory, The University of Adelaide
    2016 Guest lecturer University of South Australia
    2016 - 2017 Post-Doctoral Researcher Mesenchymal Stem Cell Laboratory, The University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Research Officer Mesenchymal Stem Cell Laboratory, The University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2010 Research Officer University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2008 Resarch Officer University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2004 Research Officer Numico Research Australia
    2003 - 2003 Research Officer Queensland Institute of Medical Research
    2002 - 2002 Technical Officer (0.5FTE) Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Travel Grant The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia Australia 850
    2018 Fellowship NHMRC Early Career Fellowship NHMRC Australia
    2018 Fellowship Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (Unable to accept) Heart Foundation Australia
    2016 Award Travel grant School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide Australia $3000
    2015 Award Travel Grant National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia Australia $1000
    2015 Award Travel grant Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia $1000
    2015 Award Educational Grant Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2015 Recognition Finalist of the Albert Baikie Memorial Award HAA Annual Scientific Meeting Australia
    2015 Recognition Finalist of the Ross Wishart Memorial Award ASMR Annual Scientific Meeting Australia
    2014 Award Travel Grant National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia Australia $1000
    2014 Award Best PhD Oral Presentation Award ASSCR and Cellular Therapy meeting Australia
    2013 Award Travel Grant National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia Australia
    2013 Award Travel Grant International Society for Hematology and Stem Cell United States
    2013 Award Best PhD Poster Award ASMR Annual Scientific Meeting Australia
    2010 Award Post Graduate Award The University of Adelaide Australia $22,000 per year for three years
    2010 Scholarship Top-up PhD scholarship University of South Australia Australia
    2010 Award Post-Graduate Award University of South Australia Australia
    1999 Scholarship Equity HECS Exemption University of South Australia Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 University of South Australia Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2003 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    1999 Ethnic Accreditation for Teaching South Australia Ethnic School Board Australia
  • Research Interests

Competitive Research Funding

National Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2016 Travel grant -  to present at the ISSCR Meeting, San Francisco, USA   School of Medicine, the University of Adelaide  
2015 Travel grant - to present at the HAA Meeting, Adelaide, Australia   Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ)  
2015 HSANZ Educational grant   Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ)  
2015 Travel grant to present at the Australian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR) 8th Annual Meeting, New South Wales, Australia   The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia (NSCFA)  
2014 Travel grant - to present at the ASSCR 7th Annual Meeting, Victoria, Australia   The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia (NSCFA)  
2013 Travel grant - to present at the 42nd ISEH annual scientific meeting, Vienna, Austria   International Society for Hematology and Stem Cells (ISEH)  
2013 Travel grant - to present at the ASSCR 6th Annual Meeting, Brisbane, Australia   The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia (NSCFA)  

Guest Lecturer: Cancer Biology (third year undergraduate course of the Bachelor of Biomedical Research Program – University of South Australia).

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Conference Convenor The Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Conference organising committee Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Communication Committee The Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR) Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Marketing Task Force Committee International Society of Hematology and Stem Cells
    2015 - ongoing Member The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
    2013 - ongoing Member The International Society of Hematology and Stem Cells (ISEH)
    2012 - ongoing Member The Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR) Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member The International Society for Stem Cell Research United States
    2015 - ongoing Member The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member The International Society of Hematology and Stem Cells United States
    2012 - ongoing Member The Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member The Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing The International Society for Stem Cell Research Junior Investigators Committee Scientific Community Engagement The International Society for Stem Cell Research United States
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Member PLoS One
    2016 - ongoing Member Hematology
    2016 - ongoing Member Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    2016 - ongoing Member Blood
  • Position: Post Doctoral - Researcher
  • Phone: 81284695
  • Email: thao.nguyen01@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace West
  • Building: SAHMRI - South, floor 5
  • Org Unit: Medicine

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