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Dr Kevin Huynh

PhD | BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne

Kevin finished his Bachelor of Science in human pathology at the University of Melbourne and in 2011 completed his honours year with Dr Genevieve Evin in the same university examining the role and action of specific enzymes (secretases) in Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2012 Kevin started his role as a Research Assistant in the Metabolomics Laboratory handling and processing omics data and assisting with analysis of large clinical cohorts. In 2015, Kevin started his PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Peter Meikle and Dr Brian Drew in the Metabolomics laboratory. As of 2019 he is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Metabolomics laboratory.

His current research focus is the continued development and refinement of the lipidomics and metabolomics capabilities of the laboratory and examining the role of plasma lipids in Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes.

Achievements

  • Runner up best student talk, ALM3 meeting (2016)
  • Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation postgraduate scholarship (2016–2017)
  • Baker Institute Bright sparks PhD Stipend (2015)
  • Acceptance to EMBL Australia PhD residential program (2015)

Awards

  • Agilent Student Award, Metabolomics 2017 (2017)
  • Best Poster Award, ANZMET (2016)

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