Integrative and Evolutionary Biology
Originally from Vietnam, Anh-Khoi grew up in San Diego where he completed his undergraduate studies at UCSD with bachelor degrees in microbiology and music composition. Prior to starting graduate work at USC, Anh-Khoi was a research assistant at the UCSD School of Medicine. He has worked on and co-authored several projects investigating the mechanisms of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. He was also an EMT for the San Diego County during that period of time. Anh-Khoi’s research and field works greatly influenced his desire to study metabolic-related complications and defects. At USC, he is studying with Dr. Casey Donovan, professor of biological sciences in the Dornsife College. His graduate work focuses on hypoglycemic detection and its impact on the counter measures against hypoglycemia. Specifically, he is investigating the sensitivity of peripheral glucose sensors locating in the gut and their role in mediating the corrective hormonal responses against hypoglycemia. Anh-Khoi plans to continue on with a post-doctoral training upon graduating from USC to further study metabolic disorders.