Anh THAI LE PHUONG / Former Members of the TRAM team / Group / Translational Research & Microfluidics / UMRS1147 / Recherche - UMRS1147

Anh THAI LE PHUONG

Anh L.P Thai’s CV

26 years old • Vietnamese

thai.le<at>cri-paris.org

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SUMMARY

A self-motivated and creative graduate with great passion on Life Sciences and Technology Innovation, supported by lab-  bench experiences in Micro- and Nanotechnology to study Cancer Diagnostics & Therapy, Polymeric scaffolds design in Drug   delivery and Regenerative   Medicine. Demonstrates a strong scientific competency, outstanding communication and writing skills.   Participates actively in various social activities related to public health and entrepreneurship. Determines to pursuit a   professional long-term career in the Research and Development of practical technologies to solve global healthcare issues.

EDUCATION

Sep 2016 – Aug 2017 University of Paris Descartes – Faculty of Medicine, Paris, France

  • M2 Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences (AIV)   GPA 17/20
  • Joined scientific seminars and performed three rotational internships to tackle various questions in Life Sciences. 

Sep 2014 – Dec 2015 University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom 

  • MSc. Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (Taught master)    Merit degree
  • Capstone Design project: A cylindrical shaken bioreactor in light of bio-industrial applications by performing pressure measurement in different operation conditions.
  • Master dissertation: “Characterization of polycaprolactone filaments modified by plasticizers for 3D printing (joint with School of Pharmacy – UCL)

Sep 2010 – Aug 2014 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

  • BSc. Bio and Brain Engineering (Major)/ Business and Technology Management (Minor)   GPA 90.11/100
  • Bachelor thesis: “Directing cardiac myocytes differentiation by optimally synthesizing the combined PDO nanofiber & hydrogel scaffold

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Jan 2017 – May 2017 Research Intern, Translational Research & Microfluidics Group, INSERM-UMR1147, University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France (Advisors: Dr. Valerie Taly & Dr. Antoine Riaud)

  • Characterize and perform COMSOL simulation of acousto-microfluidic chips for cell sorting.
  • Control fluid flows, acoustic field and cell migration. Perform in-silico optimization and test on cancer cell lines.

Sep 2016 – Dec 2016 Research Intern - Laboratory of Materials & Complex System (MSC), CNRS/University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France  (Advisor: Dr. Jean-Francois Berret)

  • Synthesized of optimal magnetic nanowires as potential probes to study micro-rheology of a lung surfactant mimetic.
  • Measured the surfactant phase viscosity by adding nanowires to induce critical phenomena and subsequently monitoring magnetic nanowires under rotating field.

Mar 2015 – Sep 2015  Dissertation Student – Department of Mechanical Engineering & School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL), London, UK. (Advisor: Dr. Simon Gaisford)

  • Implemented innovative 3D printing platform by considering pharmaceutical ingredients and process design.
  • Modified plasticizers to enhance hot-melt extrusion during 3D printing process to fabricated anti-inflammatory drug-loaded polymeric films.

Dec 2013 - Jun 2014   Undergraduate Researcher- “Oxide and Organic Nanomaterial for Energy Lab”, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea (Advisor: Associate Professor. Cafer T. Yavuz)

  • Successfully applied for $2500 from KAIST Research Committee to do a 6-month team project. Selected for final presentation at Research Workshop – KAIST 08/2014.
  • Synthesized and characterized nanoporous material, specifically fluorous covalent organic polymers to test dye adsorption efficiency.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013  Summer Research Intern – National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan (Advisor: Dr. Takao Aoyagi)

  • Tested the new characteristics of newly synthesized incorporated Magnetic nanoparticle integrated onto poly-caprolactone (PCL) nanofibers to form scaffold.
  • Conducted organic solvent analysis for specific applications. Recorded observation and results to suggest improved solutions for the hypothesized materials.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013   Research Assistant - “The Soft Biomechanics & Biomaterials Lab”, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea (Advisor: Associate Professor. Jennifer H. Shin)

  • Successfully applied for research grant $1500 from KAIST Research Committee to carry out a 6-month creative project.
  • Integrated polydioxanone (PDO) nanofiber and hydrogel to regulate cardiomyocytes differentiation applied for cardiac tissue engineering, supporting data for further publications.

Jun 2012 – Jul 2012   Global Research Intern – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Advisor: Associate Professor. Chew Sing Yian)

  • Synthesized biofunctional nanotopographical scaffold using electrospinning technique and delivered siRNA for gene silencing. Presented in Nanyang Research Final Workshop – 07/2012.

Feb 2011 – May 2011   Undergraduate Researcher - “Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory”, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea. (Advisor: Associate Professor. Jiho Park)

  • Synthesized gold nano-particles to study cancer photodynamic therapy. Conducted image analysis and practiced cell culture. Supported daily lab setup and prepared technical manuals.

 

KEY SKILLS

Scientific skills

Nanotechnology: Gold/ covalent organic polymers nanoparticles & magnetic nanowires synthesis, electrospinning, microfluidic chip fabrication

Characterization: XRD, FTIR, Gas adsorption-desorption, TGA, XPS, DSC, NMR, Alternative Magnetic Field, DLS.

Cell biology: Cell culture (Hela cells, C2C12 myoblasts, human mesenchymal stem cells), real-time PCR.

Microscopy: optical fluorescence, confocal, SEM, image analysis (image J)

Languages

Vietnamese (native), English (fluent), Japanese (pre-intermediate), Korean (basic), French (beginner)

Software

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Illustrator, COMSOL Physics, MATLAB

Other skills

Negotiation, Teamwork, Translation, Event planning, Project Management.

CONFERENCES

  • Unghyun Ko, Sukhee Park, Jinsung Jung, Thai Le Phuong Anh, Junho Lee and Jennifer H. Shin. Three - dimensional microenvironment with uniaxial topology induces myoblast maturation. Experimental Biology (2016), San Diego, USA.
  • Unghyun Ko, Hyunseung Bang, Thai Le Phuong Anh, Junho Lee, Mina Kim, Hyunjun Shin, Sukhee Park, Dong-yol Yang and Jennifer H. Shin. The Mechanism of enhanced skeletal muscle differentiation by combined effects of aligned topography and electrical field. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES 2015), Florida, USA.
  • Unghyun Ko, Thai Le Phuong Anh, Junho Lee, Sukhee Park, Jennifer H. Shin.  Incorporation of hydrogel and electrospun scaffold induces skeletal myoblasts differentiation. The 8th Asian Pacific Conference on Biomechanics (APAB 2015), Sapporo, Japan.
  • Unghyun Ko, Thai Le Phuong Anh, Junho Lee, Sukhee Park, Jennifer H. Shin. 3-dimensional collagen imbedded scaffold induces myoblast maturation. International Biomedical Engineering Conference (IBEC 2014) joint with uHealthcare 2014, Gwangju, South Korea 
  • Unghyun Ko, Thai Le Phuong Anh, Junho Lee, Sukhee Park, Jennifer H. Shin. 3-dimensional hybrid microenvironment induces myoblast maturation. International Conference on Biofabrication (ICB 2014), Pohang, South Korea

 

HIGHLIGHTED SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Dec 2015 – Apr 2016 Marketing Executive – HVIET 2016 (Harvard University – Vietnam International Education Teach-in) summer program to train top talented high school students in liberal art education.

Apr 2014 – Aug 2014 Staff of BizWorld 2014 - International Entrepreneurial Student Conference held at KAIST

Aug 2013 – Sep 2014 Public Health Content Coordinator for “Better Kids, Better Wellness” Volunteer Club, Youth Organization of University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Jan 2013 (23-30/1) University Representative - Global Youth Exchange Entrepreneurship conference, NUS, Singapore

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

  • Best Performance in Bioengineering Module awarded by the Chair of Biomaterials, University College London- UK, 2015
  • Excellent Award for Creative Research Project – Bachelor Thesis, KAIST – Korea, 2013
  • National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Japan Internship Fellowship, Tsukuba – Japan, 2013
  • Global Internship Fellowship, Nanyang Technological University – Singapore, 2012
  • Team Award of Outstanding Technical Video, Freshmen Design Project Workshop, KAIST - Korea, 2010
  • KAIST Full scholarship for Undergraduate study with tuition and living expenses, Korea, 2010 -2014
  • Bronze Medal in The Southern Vietnam Mathematical Olympiad, Vietnam, 2007