Yen Thi Minh Nguyen
Yen Nguyen joined the Laboratory of Genitourinary Cancer Pathogenesis in January 2016 as a postbaccalaureate fellow in the laboratory of David J. VanderWeele M.D., Ph.D. Ms. Nguyen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Integrative Biology, Human Health and Function track. She previously worked as an undergraduate intern in the Brodie Environmental Microbiology group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, studying the gut microbiome in the coffee berry beetle. She was also an undergraduate assistant in Dr. Bentley’s Reproductive Neuroendocrinology lab helping in investigations on the relationship between stress and HPG axis. Currently, she is working under the supervision of Dr. VanderWeele in studies to characterize the subcellular functions of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN, and their contributions to the progression and resistance to therapies in prostate cancer.