Trang Duong

Trang Duong
DDS/PhD
Entered Program: 2013
Thesis Advisor: Noelle L'Etoile

Trang Duong

Trang was born and raised in a beautiful countryside area of Vietnam, called Thuan Chau. Growing up without electricity and running water, she never imagined that one day she would be a DDS/PhD student at UCSF, one of the most amazing environments for biomedical research in the world. Trang started her PhD training in the fall of 2013 in Dr. Noelle L'Etoile’s lab. Her project focusing on understands the biosynthesis of endogenous small interference RNA (siRNA) in C. elegans. Recently, she discovered that there are almost 1/3 of the C. elegans genome has siRNA map to intronic region. Her current work is bioinformatically and biologically investigating the machinery of these newly identified intronic siRNAs. Trang hopes that her work will contribute to enable reading, understanding, and giving direction to alter human genome in improving treatment of genetic diseases. Her project was awarded the training grant, F30, in 2015 for six years. Trang will start her DDS training in the fall of 2017. Trang loves exploring nature, biking, hiking, and traveling with her 3-year-old son, Bong Bong. She also enjoys cooking and hosting friends for dinner.