- Held a workshop to teach highschool and undergraduate students how to “Craft an effective abstract.”
- Our work, EMT-related transcription factors and YAP/TAZ orchestrate cell fate and metastasis in osteosarcoma, was presented at the 41st Euro Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy (Cancer Science 2021)
- Concluded the 3-day 10th Annual Postdoc Career Symposium with over 400 attendees and initiated plans to build a platform for postdocs in the Texas Medical Center to network
- Awarded the Daniel Benedict Gazan Award in Sarcoma Research
- Launched the 10th Annual Postdoc Career Symposium
- Presented DNA Day to high school and middle school students at HISD to learn about DNA and biomedical careers
- Launched registration for the 10th Annual Postdoc Career Symposium
- Invited as a panelist for a Town Hall to discuss Racism in science with a special focus on Asian trainees and Asian Americans
- Our work was invited to present at the 41st Euro Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy (Cancer Science 2021).
- Presented an online oral presentation, “The Mesenchymal Tissue Landscape: A scRNA-seq based Metric of Liposarcoma Differentiation,” Columbia Trainee Symposium for Organoids & Organs-on-a-Chip #OOoC2020
- Highlighted in NAVS Alumni Spotlight NAVS Alumni Spotlight: IFER Fellowship Recipient Danh Truong
- Highlighted research and achievements in ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering 2019 Annual Report
- Presented a poster, “Elucidating how the tumor microenvironment dysregulates Ewing’s sarcoma cell stemness using a scRNA-seq-based differentiation signature,” at FusOncC2 in Washington, D.C.
- Presented research updates to the Moeller Foundation
- Research highlighted in Full Circle article titled, “ASU RESEARCHERS CHIP AWAY THE MYSTERIES OF CANCER METASTASIS”
- Moved to Houston, Texas
- Joined the Ludwig Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow
- Featured in ARCS 2018 Annual Report
- Graduate Student Speaker at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Convocation
- Featured in Full Circle
- Graduated from ASU with PhD in Biomedical Engineering with thesis titled Microfluidic Models of Tumor-Stroma Interactions to Study the Interplay of Cancer Cells with their Surrounding Microenvironment.
- Featured as one of the 2018-2019 ARCS scholars in The Graduate Insider
- Presented an oral presentation, “Gene-expression Profiling of Patient-Derived Fibroblast and Breast Cancer Interactions in a Three-Dimensional (3D) Organotypic Microfluidic Platform,” at BMES in Atlanta,GA
- Patent application US10017724B2 granted.
- Research highlighted in NAVS article titled, “FDA identifies areas of need for non-animal alternatives”
- “Breast Cancer Cell Invasion into a Three Dimensional Tumor-Stroma Microenvironment” selected for Editor’s choice: tumour microenvironment collection.
- Awarded the Graduate College Completion Fellowship
- Research highlighted in NAVS article titled, “SMARTER SCIENCE SAVES LIVES: Meet the Next Generation of IFER-funded Humane Researchers”
- Awarded the GPSA Research Grant
- Research highlighted in NAVS article titled, “Funding Research to Fight Cancer”
- Awarded as an ARCS Burton Scholar by the Phoenix Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation
- “Microﬂuidic Tumor–Vascular Model to Study Breast Cancer Cell Invasion and Intravasation” highlighted in Advanced Science News article titled, “Cancer Metastasis Put Under the Microscope”
- Awarded the Graduate College Fellowship
- Highlighted in ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering 2017 Annual Report
- Patent Application US20180052151A1 filed under Nikkhah, M., & Truong, D. (2018). U.S. Patent Application No. 15/730,335.
- Awarded the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship
- Presented an oral presentation, “The Influence Of Patient-Derived Fibroblasts On Breast Cancer Invasion Profile Within A Microfluidic Platform,” at BMES in Phoenix, AZ
- Research highlighted in NAVS article titled, “Investing in Smarter Science Will Pay Dividends…for Animals AND Humans”
- Awarded Outstanding SBHSE Graduate Research Assistant
- Research highlighted in NAVS article titled, “Thinking Outside of the Box to Fight Cancer”
- Research highlighted in SBHSE article titled, “SBHSE student Danh Truong wins competitive IFER fellowship”
- Awarded as an ARCS Burton Scholar by the Phoenix Chapter of ARCS Foundation
- Highlighted in ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering 2016 Annual Report
- Research highlighted in Inner Circle article titled, “Danh Truong wins competitive IFER fellowship”
- Awarded IFER Graduate Fellowship for proposal, “Studying the biochemical and biophysical influences of fibroblasts on cancer invasion in a tumor-stroma on a chip.” Read more here
- Presented an oral presentation, “Microengineered Tumor- Stroma Platform Investigating the Biochemical Influence of Stromal Fibroblasts on Breast Cancer Invasion,” at BMES in Minneapolis, MN
- Research highlighted in NAVS article titled, “Meet the Humane Science ‘Class of 2017’”
- Awarded GPSA Jumpstart Research Grant for proposal, “Heterotypic Signaling Influencing Breast Cancer Invasion within 3D Tumor Stroma Platform.”
- Presented a poster, “Microengineered Breast Cancer Invasion Platform,” at Molecular, Cellular, & Tissue Bioengineering (MCTB) Symposium in Tempe, AZ
- Awarded Poster Presentation Award at MCTB, read more here
- Presented an oral presentation, “Three-dimensional (3D) Invasion of Breast Cancer Cells in a Well-Defined Tumor-Stroma Platform,” at NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Conference (ASME NEMB) in Houston, TX
- Received GPSA Travel Award Grant to travel to Houston, TX for ASME NEMB
- Received SBHSE Block Funding to travel to Tampa, FL for BMES
- Presented a poster, “Microengineered Breast Cancer Invasion Platform,” at BMES
- Patent application US10017724B2 filed under Nikkhah, M., Kamm, R. D., & Truong, D. (2018). U.S. Patent No. 10,017,724. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- Moved to Tempe, Arizona
- Joined the Nikkhah lab as a Dean’s Fellow
- Graduated from UTA with MS in Biomedical Engineering and BS in Biology