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Kien Pham, PhD

Research Scientist in Pathology; Operations Manager, YSM Biobank

Contact Information

Kien Pham, PhD

Lab Location

Office Location

  • 310 Cedar Street, Rm LH 109A
    New Haven, CT 06510



Dr. Pham obtained her B.S degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, M.S degree in Applied Biosciences from the University of Arizona, and Ph.D degree in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Pharmacology and Therapeutics from the University of Florida. After completing a doctoral study in brain cancer, she received her postdoctoral training from Prof. Chen Liu, MD, PhD, Chair of Yale Pathology Department, an internationally renowned GI/liver pathologist and well-recognized investigator in viral hepatitis, liver cancer immunology, and cancer epigenetics. Before her appointment at the Department of Pathology in 2020, she was an Assistant Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Pham has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is an active contributor to many government- and industry-funded research projects, as well as a recipient of several awards for her outstanding performance. Dr. Pham's research focuses on cancer metastasis and resistance, precision cancer medicine, drug discovery, and disease modeling for basic and translational research.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Florida (2016)
  • PhD
    University of Florida, Biomedical Sciences (2013)
  • MS
    University of Arizona, Applied Biosciences (2008)
  • BS
    University of Arizona, Molecular and Cellular Biology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AIMS Awards2020
Experimental Pathology Innovative Grant Award2014
Medical Guild Research Incentive Award2010
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Fellowship2008
Galileo Circle Scholar2008

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