Van T. Nguyen, Ph.D.

Nguyen

Postdoctoral Fellow NIH/Clinical Center
Nuclear Medicine Section
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Bethesda, MD

Email: van.nguyen3@nih.gov 

Education:

PhD, Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, 2007-2012
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

B. S. (Biochemistry), 2007, Virginia Tech

Advisor: Akiva Mintz, M.D., Ph.D.; Surgical Sciences (BTCOE)

Research Interests:

 Targeting a cancer-associated biomarker with diagnostic and therapeutic radioactivity 

Honors and Awards:

Gold Award – 19th Surgical Sciences Research Day, November 17, 2011
Basic Science – Students category. “Personalizing Anti-IL13Rα2 Therapy With Real-Time ImmunoPET Visualization Of Biomarker Expression”.

The Sixth Annual NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference (2011) Invitee

Student Basic Science Silver Award at the Eighth Annual Residents’ and Fellows’ Research Day (2010) – Division of Surgical Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Publications:

Articles 

Nguyen V, Conyers JM, Mintz A. Pretargeting the masses: a means of improving and mainstreaming targeted molecular delivery? Cancer Biol Ther. 2010 Oct 15; 10(8):775-9

Nguyen V, Mintz A. New frontiers in biomarker-targeted molecular imaging. Cancer Biol Ther. 2009 Dec; 8(23):2248-51

Abstracts 

International conferences

Nguyen V, Conyers JM, Zhu D, Hantgan RR, Debinski W, and Mintz A. Radioimmunotherapy against IL13Rα2 expressing tumors utilizing a novel retargeted-ligand delivery system. J. Nucl. Med. MEETING ABSTRACTS, May 2011; 52: 478.

Nguyen V, Conyers JM, Zhu D, Hantgan RR, Debinski W, and Mintz A. In vivo targeting of a Glioblastoma Multiforme restricted biomarker [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2011 Apr 2-6; Orlando, Florida (FL): AACR; 2011. Abstract nr 3639

Conyers JM, Nguyen V, Murphy LT, Beauchamp AS, Hantgan RR, Debinski W, and Mintz A. Combinatorial targeting of GBM: A means of therapeutically overcoming tumor heterogeneity [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2011 Apr 2-6; Orlando, Florida (FL): AACR; 2011. Abstract nr 1650

Nguyen V, Murphy LT, Beauchamp AS, Hollingsworth CK, Debinski W and Mintz A. Combinatorial targeting of EphA2 and IL13Rα2 GBM-restricted biomarkers [abstract]. In: Abstracts from the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), November 18–21, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Neuro Oncol (2010) 12 (suppl 4): iv86-iv99. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noq116.s13

Nguyen V, Murphy LT, Beauchamp AS, Hollingsworth CK, Debinski W and Mintz A. Targeting the EphA2 biomarker in malignant glioma [abstract]. In: Abstracts from the Eph/Ephrins and Cancer Meeting, June 21-22, 2010, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (NC).

Nguyen V, Hollingsworth CK, Debinski W, and Mintz A. A novel ligand delivery system that targets the IL13Rα2 tumor-restricted biomarker. J. Nucl. Med. MEETING ABSTRACTS, May 2010; 51: 58

Nguyen V, Hollingsworth CK, Debinski W, and Mintz A. Targeting the IL13Rα2 tumor-restricted biomarker with a novel ligand delivery system [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2010 Apr 17-21; Washington, DC: AACR; 2010. Abstract nr 5525

Internal meetings

Nguyen V, Conyers JM, Zhu D, Hantgan RR, Debinski W, and Mintz A. In vivo targeting of a Glioblastoma Multiforme restricted biomarker. 2011 Wake Forest University Graduate Student Research Day

Nguyen V, Murphy LT, Beauchamp AS, Hollingsworth CK, Debinski W and Mintz A. Combinatorial targeting of EphA2 and IL13Rα2 GBM-restricted biomarkers. Eighth Annual Residents’ and Fellows’ Research Day (2010) – Division of Surgical Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Silver Award Winner)

Nguyen V, Hollingsworth CK, Debinski W, and Mintz A. Targeting the IL13Rα2 tumor-restricted biomarker with a novel ligand delivery system. 2010 Wake Forest University Graduate Student Research Day

Nguyen V, Baptista PM, Atala A, Soker S. Generation of a three-dimensional vascularized liver bioscaffold for liver organ engineering. 2008 Wake Forest University Graduate Student Research Day
 



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