Hong Hanh Nguyen
Hong joined our lab in the summer of 2010. She transferred from a college in Vietnam to University of Texas – Austin to complete the B.S. degree in biochemistry. She performed undergraduate research in the lab of Dr Andrew Ellington, focusing on RNA aptamers for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes and other drug delivery vehicles.For graduate school, Hong decided to try out something new and cool, such as mass spectrometry. She completely fell in love with it and the lab of Drs Loo! Hong works on unknown modifications and protein sequences, which involves knowledge in mass spectrometry methods, data mining, genomic sequences and transcription and translation processes.
Hong finished her PhD in September 2015 with a dissetation titled "Elucidating Syntrophic Metabolism through Noncanonical Protein Modifications and Protein Sequences."
After graduation, she stays in the lab to extend her work on protein modifications and to train herself on bioinformatics.