Duy Phan, PhD
Research & Publications
Duy is an MD/PhD student at Yale interested in functional genomics, developmental neurobiology, and pediatric neurosurgery. Duy previously majored in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Goldwater Scholar and Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow. His NIH F30-funded PhD work, co-mentored by Kristopher Kahle and Nenad Sestan, focused on understanding the molecular genetic mechanisms of developmental brain disorders using unbiased functional genomic approaches in human patients paired with hypothesis-driven neurobiology studies in animal models. Duy's works have led to new understanding of genes involved in formation of the brain-cerebrospinal fluid interface and the embryological mechanisms underlying hydrocephalus, the most common reason for brain surgery in children. His findings have led to first-authored publications in Nature Neuroscience and Neuron and contributing author publications in Nature, Nature Medicine, Journal of Cell Biology, JAMA Neurology, and JAMA Pediatrics. Duy's long-term goals are to define the cellular and molecular pathology of nervous system disorders to thereby develop precision medicine approaches for the care of patients with developmental neurocranial malformations.
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Education & Training
- PhDYale University School of Medicine, Neuroscience (2021)
- BSJohns Hopkins University, Neuroscience (2018)
Departments & Organizations
- Kahle Lab