Dr. Luong joined the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) as a postdoctoral fellow in the Jiyeon Choi Laboratory in August 2022. He earned a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2022. For his doctoral research, he interrogated how misregulation of DNA repair proteins can lead to genomic instability and mutation, which is an enabling characteristic of cancer. He also earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and a B.S. in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
In LTG, Dr. Luong is currently working on characterizing the chromatin landscape in lung cell models to link functionally how genomic variants may lead to lung cancer development. His mentor is Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D., Head, Jiyeon Choi Laboratory and Earl Stadtman investigator.