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My name is Vincent Pham and I'm a twenty-something Massachusetts native. I graduated from Brown University in Spring of 2012 with a Sc.B. (Hons) in Neuroscience. As an undergraduate, I worked in the lab of Wayne Bowen, investigating how sigma-2 receptors (σ2R) regulate cell proliferation and cell death through calcium signals and sphingolipids in the SK-N-SH human neuroblastoma cell line.
Currently, I am a research assistant in a lab of Sanja Sever at Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where I am studying the dysregulation of cytoskeletal proteins and exploring its implication in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Outside of research, I am interested in science outreach as well as citizen science and the DIY ethic that propels it. In the Summer of 2010 I worked as a STEM education/outreach intern at the MIT Museum, where I developed, prototyped, and performed science demos and hands-on activities with school groups and the general public to engage them in science.
Apart from direct "hands-on" approaches to science outreach, I am also interested in the use of various media platforms to enhance public understanding of science and technology.
(I haven't had the chance to populate the sites below with much material, so stay tuned!)