Vy Tran grew up in Ben Tre, Vietnam. She is fortunate enough to have a supporting family that encourages her to dream big and work hard to achieve her goals. Inheriting the love for science from her mother, she decided to major in Biology at Georgia State University to satisfy her curiosity about the vastly diverse world people are living in. In Dr. Bingzhong Xue’s lab, she studies the mechanism of thermogenic regulation in brown adipocytes. The lab’s aim is to find novel targets to treat obesity, insulin-resistance, and related diseases. Outside of the laboratory, she also works as a hospice assistant and Supplemental Instruction Leader in chemistry. The prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases among elderly patients at the hospice motivated her to find methods to improve the regenerative capacity of cardiac muscles so that many more people could enjoy the golden years of their lives with less health concerns. After graduating from Georgia State, she plans to obtain a Ph.D degree in cardiovascular pharmacology to further pursue her research interest. When time allows, she loves to try new food recipes and go on hiking trips with friends.
You can view Vy’s CV here.