Hello and welcome to my website! I am a medical scientist who specializes in osteoporosis and bone-related diseases. My lifetime goal is to discover etiologic factors, including genes and exposomic metabolites, that contribute to the development of osteoporosis, and then translate the discovery into prevention of fragility fracture. I pursue both clinical and genetic research, often combining the two, to address issues that are transformational, shaping policy and practice leading to better treatment and control of osteoporosis.
I am a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. I currently hold 3 professorships in osteoporosis research (UNSW Sydney), predictive medicine (UTS Australia), and epidemiology (University of Notre Dame Australia). I also hold appointments as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ton Duc Thang University (Vietnam), Honorary Professor of Hanoi University of Pharmacy (Vietnam), Honorary Professor of Danang University (Vietnam), and a number of other visiting professorships in Vietnam, Thailand and Europe.
My research is primarily based at the Garvan Institute's Laboratory of Genetics and Epidemiology of Osteoporosis. I have also been running a large scale study in Vietnam (the Vietnam Osteoporosis Study) that complements my work in Australia. I currently have a number of projects that are suitable to PhD candidates and postdocs. I am looking for candidates with strong background in clinical epidemiology, genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics to solve problems related to osteoporosis and its diseasome. You should have a good working knowledge of genetics and medicine, particularly bone-related diseases. If you are interested in joining my laboratory as a PhD student or a postdoc or a visiting scientist, please feel free to contact me for more detailed description of these projects.
I am not sure what to say about me and my life journey. However, if you can read Vietnamese, I would like to introduce a [long] conversation I have had with the Vietnam-based Health Magazine in December 2019.
I have a personal page @UNSW Sydney.