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Duy Phan

Contact Information

Duy Phan

Mailing Address

  • 367 Cedar Street

    Room 316 ESH

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States


Duy graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2018 from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow, HHMI Scholar, and NIH Research Fellow. He is interested in the molecular genetic mechanisms of neural development and the developmental mechanisms of primary and acquired central nervous system maldevelopment. As an MD/PhD student in the Kahle and Sestan labs, Duy's research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular functions of novel disease genes that cause human brain malformations.

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Education & Training

  • Research Fellow
    National Institutes of Health (2018)
  • BS (Hon)
    Johns Hopkins University, Neuroscience (2018)
  • Research Assistant & Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow
    Johns Hopkins University (2018)
  • Summer Intern Program Fellow and Gilman Scholar
    RIKEN Center for Brain Science (2016)
  • HHMI Janelia Undergraduate Scholar
    Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2015)
  • Research Assistant
    Ohio State University (2014)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Best Basic Science Award in PediatricsCongress of Neurological Surgeons2019
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans FinalistThe Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans2019
Trainee Professional Development AwardSociety for Neuroscience2018
Medical Scientist Training Program FellowshipNIH2018
Barry M. Goldwater ScholarshipBarry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation2017
Undergraduate Neuroscience Travel GrantJohns Hopkins University2017
Gilman International ScholarshipUS Department of State2016
Provosts' Undergraduate Research Award FellowshipJohns Hopkins University2016
NIH Undergraduate ScholarshipNIH2016
Summer Internship Program FellowshipRIKEN Center for Brain Science2016
Woodrow Wilson Research FellowshipJohns Hopkins University2015
Janelia Undergraduate ScholarshipHHMI2015
Michael R. Bloomberg ScholarshipJohns Hopkins University2014
Intel Science Talent Search SemifinalistIntel Foundation2014
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair FinalistIntel Foundation2014
National Merit Scholarship FinalistNational Merit Scholarship2014

Professional Service

Yale Journal of Biology and MedicineEditor2020 - Present
American Academy of Family PhysiciansMember2020 - Present
Congress of Neurological SurgeonsMember2019 - Present
Journal of Pain ResearchReviewer2019 - Present
American Medical AssociationMember2018 - Present
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Johns Hopkins UniversityBoard Member2017 - 2018
Johns Hopkins University International Arts & Mind Lab Music Cognition Working Group, Johns Hopkins UniversityBoard Member2017 - 2018
Johns Hopkins University Office of Academic Advising and SupportMentor2017 - 2018
Shriver Hall Concert Series Junior Board, Shriver Hall Concert SeriesBoard Member2016 - 2018
Johns Hopkins News-LetterAuthor2014 - 2018
Society for NeuroscienceMember2014 - Present

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