MIT VSA alum Eric Trac is featured on Stanford Medicine website
Stanford med student/HHMI fellow investigates bacteriophage therapy as an alternative to antibioticsPosted in Homepage on 06/17/2015 04:27 am by admin
“Before coming to America, I planned to become a pharmacist; however, my plans changed significantly when my father was diagnosed with Hepatitis C,” he says.
In Vietnam, herbal remedies are more commonly used as opposed to Western medicines. He soon learned from a pharmacist in the family that the coating of the medicines lessen the potency, thus affecting how they treat illnesses.
As his father’s health worsened, Nguyen decided that he wanted to become a materials scientist to research more effective drug delivery methods, which inspired his desire to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for its biomedical engineering program.
Startup found by MIT VSA alum Long Phan about to take off:
Featured in the Verge
Congratulation to Cat-Thu, our MIT VSA alum, who has been recently named by Forbes Vietnam as 30 under 30 ! Cat-Thu is currently founder and CEO of Mindstep, an educational venture in Vietnam
Full story (in English):
Vietnam’s 30 Under 30
Mistfit is a wearable technology company based in California, found by MIT VSA alumnus Sonny Vu
A conversation with David Thomas, Director of Indochina Arts Partnership. Great man dedicated to Vietnamese culture and arts: