Researcher, School of Biomedical Engineering, IU-VNU HCMC
MPhil. in Therapeutic Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK (St Catharine’s College)
Chevening Scholar 2019/20
Nghi Nguyen is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in biomedical research since 2014.
She was among the top 5% of graduates from International University – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (IU-VNU HCMC) where she did her undergraduate study in Biomedical Engineering. Under the supervision of Prof. Thi-Hiep Nguyen, Nghi’s thesis involved the fabrication and characterization of chitosan-hyaluronic acid-based hydrogel for wound healing applications. Her thesis was awarded a student research grant from the university and was among the top 10% in the Medical Science category of The Global Undergraduate Awards. During her undergraduate studies, she also received 3 scholarships to conduct research internships at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan and the University of Auckland, New Zealand on projects relating to endocytosis mechanisms, phosphotyrosine-containing peptides and photocrosslinkable protein biomaterials. Nghi then received the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship to undertake her Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge in 2019 and conduct her dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Christopher R Lowe.
Her research interest focuses on the fabrication of novel biomaterials using 3D bioprinting for regenerative medicine applications. She is now working as a researcher at the Department of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, School of Biomedical Engineering, IU-VNU HCMC.