Prof. Nguyen received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) where he studied DNA replication, recombination, and repair. He subsequently moved to Seoul National University as a postdoc and worked on microRNA biogenesis. During postdoc training, he extensively studied and made a contribution to understanding the molecular mechanism of human Microprocessor that is involved in microRNA biogenesis. In 2017, he joined the Division of Life Science at HKUST as an Assistant professor. His lab mainly focuses using biochemistry and bioinformatics approaches to address the molecular mechanism of RNA-interacting proteins.