Nguyen Thi Nhung, PhD

Nguyen Thi Nhung, PhD

Lecturer, College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences


Dr. Nguyen Thi Nhung is participating in the College of Health Sciences VinUniversity, as a Lecturer of Physiology. She graduated from Hanoi University of Pharmacy in 2016. Then, she had spent 5 years on her Ph.D. in Physiology at Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the molecular mechanism of high inorganic phosphate in some major diseases including vascular calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease as well as metabolic diseases. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, Kidney International, Molecules and Cells journal. Furthermore, her works have been recognized as the best research article among graduate students. Her objective as a lecturer is to stimulate medical students to develop their studying interests and critical thinking, particularly in Human Physiology. She greatly hopes with her experiences in research, she can highly provide students essential skills to conduct research relating to Physiology effectively.

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  • Metabolic diseases
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction-related disease
  • Diabetics
  • Mitohormesis


  • Human Physiology module


  • Nguyen NT, Nguyen TT, Da Ly D, Xia JB, Qi XF, Lee IK, Cha SK, Park KS*. Oxidative stress by Ca2+ overload is critical for phosphate-induced vascular calcification. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
  • Das R, Kim SJ, Nguyen NT, Kwon HJ, Cha SK, Park KS*. Inhibition of the ERK1/2-mTORC1 axis ameliorates proteinuria and the fibrogenic action of transforming growth factor-β in Adriamycin-induced glomerulosclerosis. Kidney International.


  • 2021: A Center for Global Health (CGH) International Scholar
  • 2020: award the best research article among graduate students
  • 2018: The best poster prize Award in 71st annual meeting of the Korean Physiological Society
  • 2011: The 2nd prize of provincial excellent student in physics


  • 2011-2016: Bachelor’s in pharmacy, Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2016-2021: Doctoral degree in Medical Science, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, South Korea