Favorite quote:

"As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am a young scientific enthusiast in modern biomedicine. I graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City as an M.D. (2015) and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University (2016 - now).

During my undergraduate period, I selectively focused on studying molecular cell biology, biochemistry, and bio-statistics.

My current research focuses on the integration of omics platforms and machine learning in biomarker discovery and validation. In addition, my colleagues and I have utilized panomics (also known as multi-omics) to facilitate the advancement of translational research and precision medicine. I also have a keen interest in finding the mechanisms of various diseases, especially cancers and neurological disorders.

Besides, I have developed and optimized mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and lipidomics methods for the analysis of various biomedical matrices.


  • Molecular medicine
  • Omics science
  • Cancer research
  • Neuroscience
  • Metabolism
  • Biomarker discovery and validation
  • Biostatistics and machine learning
  • Data science
  • Mass spectrometry

My full CV can be found here.

Update 5 December 2018

Spend more time to strengthen my mathematical background for statistical learning.

Update 31 August 2018

The first draft of our review regarding a famous family of transcription factors and their roles in cancer is completed. It is going to be submitted soon early September.

    • Accepted and published by International Journal of Molecular Sciences. (Link)

Update 18 August 2018

Have achieved intermediate level of Python for data science and bioinformatics. Still using R as my main environment.

    • Python programmer track completed (36+ hours with 10 courses) (30 September 2018).
    • Python is awesome!

Update 09 July 2018 (started from late 2016):

Being involved in fascinating projects that utilize multi-omics data analysis to get better insights into the pathobiology of various cancers and neurological diseases.

  • A manuscript about X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy is about to be submitted (31 July 2018).
    • Now published on Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (Nov 2018).
  • A manuscript about breast cancer had been submitted (20 July 2018).

Update 02 July 2018:

Small achievement of the year: h-index of 5 (Google Scholar).

  • 27 Nov 2018: h-index of 6 (Google Scholar).

Update 01 June 2018:

I am getting my very first steps on RNA-seq data management, manipulation, and analysis. Exciting! Big thanks to all of the giants of this field!

  • Single-cell RNA-seq statistical analysis and visualization (13 Sep 2018).
  • Have done a full NGS analysis pipeline for a simple sample (25 July 2018).
  • There have been much more to learn. Python for bioinformatics on the way!

Update 23 May 2018:

A mixed background in biomedicine, omics science, data science, and biochemical analysis has given me an unique opportunity to work in various fields of biomedical sciences. In the near future, I would like to extend my capability to fit the requirements of the multi-omics integration approach for precision medicine in oncology and neurology.

Update 07 April 2017:

Welcome to the world, my lovely daughter!