Vivian (Thuy-Vi) Nguyen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurology
Research Scientist, Immunobiology

Dr. Nguyen earned a PhD from the University of Southern California, in which she investigated neuroprotective mechanisms of sex steroid hormones against Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Dr. Nguyen then trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buck Institute for Age Research, investigating signaling pathways of neurodegeneration, and how modulating these pathways can influence the AD phenotype. As a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University, she focused on pre-clinical testing of small molecule peptides for the p75NTR in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Down syndrome, with the lead ligand currently in clinical trials for AD. Dr. Nguyen now applies her 10+ years of experience in dementia research by assessing neurodegeneration, immune responses, and behavior in rodent stroke models. 

Recent Publications


Doyle, K. P., L. N. Quach, M. Solé, R. C. Axtell, T-V. V. Nguyen, G. J. Soler-Llavina, S. Jurado, J. Han, L. Steinman, F. M. Longo, et al., "B-Lymphocyte-mediated delayed cognitive impairment following stroke.", J Neurosci, vol. 35, issue 5, pp. 2133-45, 2015 Feb 4. PMCID: PMC4315838  PMID: 25653369