Suong Nguyen, MD, PhD
Accelerated Research Pathway/PSTP, Year 4
Medical School: University of Texas-Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Scholarly project: Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum HRPII (Dr. Daniel Goldberg)
T32: Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunity Training Program
Favorite microbe: I am partial to the protozoan pathogen Plasmodium falciparum. (like my alliteration?)
Why I chose Infectious Diseases: I am fascinated by how pathogens have evolved to subvert the immune system and how infectious diseases touches every aspect of medicine. I discovered early in medical school that I am most simpatico with the infectious disease folks; we have our own variety of nerdiness.
What I love about Washington University: Our diverse faculty provide a great breadth of clinical and academic expertise. I also love being a part of our HIV clinic for the touch of primary care experience.