Nguyen (Nathan) Vo has a PhD in Biology from the University of Waterloo (UW). He received the W.B. Pearson Medal for creative doctoral research. Following his doctorate, he conducted further scientific research at McMaster University, WLU, UW, and the University of Windsor. He has previously been in a senior scientific advisory/consulting role for two start-up biotechnology companies in the emerging field of cellular agriculture and aquaculture.
Vo was Laurier Alumni Association's Young Alumnus of the Year for 2017.
He received the Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities' Award of Excellence for teaching excellence in 2020.
In 2021, he conducted community-based research at UW where he studied COVID-19 antibody immunity levels in a campus population and in hospitalized patient cohorts. This project is part of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force by the Government of Canada.
He joined the Department of Community Health at Laurier Brantford in 2022 as a full-time faculty member.
Vo's current scientific research interests are:
(i) studying radiation effects on health and disease,
(ii) developing novel invitromes important for biomedical and environmental research, and
(iii) evaluating and developing tools for forensic science.
Vo's pedagogical research focuses on the development of different teaching and learning modalities to optimize student engagement, knowledge acquisition, knowledge reflection, knowledge translation, memory recall, and peer collaboration. He is becoming increasingly interested in:
(i) understanding scientific inquiry and knowledge acquisition processes adopted by learners of academically diverse backgrounds and with different lived experiences and
(ii) bolstering student resilience in science education.
Dr. Vo supports a number of research positions in his research group. Interested students who wish to gain hands-on laboratory skills are welcome to contact him for available research positions. He welcomes students from different academic and personal backgrounds to develop research projects with him, especially to enrich their studies with further scientific education and training.
Community Health courses:
Chemistry and Biochemistry courses:
Health Sciences course:
Law and Society course:
Office location: RCE254
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese
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