Suong Thu Nguyen

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Instructor, Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

phone: (314) 454-6050


  • BS, Summa cum laude, University of Tulsa2006
  • PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2016
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2016


  • Intern/Resident (Accelerated Research Track), Saint Louis Children's Hospital2016 - 2018
  • Clinical Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine2018 - 2022

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2019 - PresMO, Physician and Surgeon License
  • 2019 - PresGeneral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship2004
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Fellowship2006
  • UTSW Alfred Gilman Memorial Student Award for Excellence in Research2013
  • Leita Marsh Pharmacological Award, Altrusa International Inc of Dallas2014
  • Unsung Hero Award, WUSM Dept of Pediatrics2021
  • Kornfeld Fellow Award2022

Recent Publications view all (14)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Maturation and substrate processing topography of the Plasmodium falciparum invasion/egress protease plasmepsin X. Nat Commun. 2022;13(1):4537. PMCID:PMC9352755  PMID:35927261 
  2. Acceptance of Saliva-Based Specimen Collection for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Among K-12 Students, Teachers, and Staff. Public Health Rep. 2022;137(3):557-563. PMCID:PMC9109545  PMID:35137643 
  3. Physician-Scientist Training and Programming in Pediatric Residency Programs: A National Survey. J Pediatr. 2022;241:5-9.e3. PMID:34280401 
  4. Perspectives from the Society for Pediatric Research: advice on sustaining science and mentoring during COVID-19. Pediatr Res. 2021;90(4):738-743. PMCID:PMC7814517  PMID:33469179 
  5. No Small Thing: Clinical Implications of Rapid Syndromic Panel-Based Diagnostic Testing in Children Clinical Microbiology Newsletter. 2021;43(17):143-154. doi:10.1016/j.clinmicnews.2021.08.001  
  6. Pilot Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Secondary Transmission in Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Schools Implementing Mitigation Strategies - St. Louis County and City of Springfield, Missouri, December 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021;70(12):449-455. PMCID:PMC7993558  PMID:33764961 
  7. Recovery from COVID-19 in a Child with Chronic Granulomatous Disease and T Cell Lymphopenia. J Clin Immunol. 2021;41(1):23-25. PMCID:PMC7588587  PMID:33108551 
  8. Fixing the leaky pipeline: identifying solutions for improving pediatrician-scientist training during pediatric residency. Pediatr Res. 2020;88(2):163-167. PMID:32179872 
  9. Deoxyhypusine Modification of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 5A (eIF5A) Is Essential for Trypanosoma brucei Growth and for Expression of Polyprolyl-containing Proteins. J Biol Chem. 2015;290(32):19987-98. PMCID:PMC4528157  PMID:26082486 
  10. Genetic validation of Trypanosoma brucei glutathione synthetase as an essential enzyme. Eukaryot Cell. 2014;13(5):614-24. PMCID:PMC4060477  PMID:24610661 
  11. Product feedback regulation implicated in translational control of the Trypanosoma brucei S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase regulatory subunit prozyme. Mol Microbiol. 2013;88(5):846-61. PMCID:PMC3771639  PMID:23634831 
  12. Allosteric activation of trypanosomatid deoxyhypusine synthase by a catalytically dead paralog. J Biol Chem. 2013;288(21):15256-67. PMCID:PMC3663545  PMID:23525104 
  13. Induction of cell death by a novel naphthoquinone containing a modified anthracycline ring system. Chem Biol Drug Des. 2011;78(5):764-77. PMID:21838760 
  14. Long-term complications of platinum-based chemotherapy in testicular cancer survivors. Med Oncol. 2007;24(2):175-81. PMID:17848741 
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