Nguyen Phuong Khanh Le is currently a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Drs. Baljit Singh and Volker Gerdts at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). Khanh is also a member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), American Association of Anatomists (AAA), American Association of Veterinary Anatomists (AAVA), and Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy (ITrap-One Health). She obtained a DVM from Nong Lam University (Vietnam), a BA. in English Linguistics and Literature from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam), and an MSc. from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). Khanh’s academic awards include consolation prize at the 5th National Scientific and Technological Conference in Vietnam, 2nd place poster in Cell/Tissue pathobiology, 3rd place poster in Immunology in scientific competitions at the University of Saskatchewan. She has also received several travel awards from ASIP, AAA, AAVA, Nong Lam University, Kobe University, and the University of Saskatchewan for going to several scientific meetings.
Khanh has a passion for teaching. She is currently on-leave from Nong Lam University (Vietnam), where she has taught both veterinary histology and general veterinary pathology courses and co-supervising several undergraduate students in their research. In her Ph.D. program at the University of Saskatchewan, Khanh was a teaching assistant for courses in Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy and Comparative Anatomy of Domestic Animals. She also provided individual instruction to new lab-mates.
Khanh’s research interests are in respiratory and intestinal inflammation, infectious diseases, and nanomedicines. Dr. Baljit Singh and Khanh participated in the discovery of the role of LSP1 in acute lung inflammation and asthma. In her Ph.D. program at the University of Saskatchewan, Khanh currently studies the effects of helical rosette nanotubes (RGDSK-HRNs) and integrin αvβ3 interaction on inhibiting bacterial adherence to the porcine intestinal epithelium.