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Viet Dinh

530 Broadsword Ln., Grand Prairie, TX 75052

(817) 879-1975

Twitter: @VietDinhSci

An early career academic consistently recognized for leadership and verbal communication skills, with research interests in lupus and personal interests in health disparities and uplifting minority communities.


2020 – 2022
M.S. in Biomedical Sciences
Thesis: "The Impact of Travel Stressors on the Pathogenesis of Autoimmunity in Female Lupus Mice"
UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

2015 – 2019
B.S. in Biology
Undergraduate research: "Genetic selection of leucyl-tRNA synthetase for the production of fluorescent proteins in living cells"
Cum Laude; University Honors
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX


Hypertension New Investigator Travel Grant
AHA Council on Hypertension

Research Appreciation Day | 1st Place Oral Presentation
UNT Health Science Center

Yorio Travel Award
UNT Health Science Center

Three Minute Thesis | 3rd Place
UNT Health Science Center

Chancellor’s Scholar Award
Texas Christian University


AHA Hypertension Scientific Sessions
Oral presentation
Awarded Hypertension New Investigator Travel Grant

Professional Memberships

American Heart Association
Council on Hypertension


09/2020 – Present
Graduate Student Researcher
UNT Health Science Center

  • Conducted research in an Integrative Physiology lab under the supervision of Dr. Keisa Mathis.
  • Worked with mice and developed relevant laboratory skills such as ELISA, catheterization surgery, MAP measurement.
  • Presented research through posters and oral presentations both in-person and online, winning awards for presentations.

01/2022 – Present
Graduate Teaching Assistant
UNT Health Science Center

  • Assisted in teaching physiology to graduate level students.
  • Hosted TA review sessions and graded all assignments.

2022 – Present
PHANatics Committee
UNT Health Science Center

  • Founding committee member of UNTHSC’s Department of Physiology and Anatomy student organization – PHANatics.

  • Acting as historian and assisting in organizing all events and general meetings.

2022 – Present
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
UNT Health Science Center

  • Committee member of the School of Biomedical Sciences’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

  • Helped maintain an educational and work environment free of discrimination and harassment, committed to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance.

  • Organizing Martin Farias seminar series, inviting guests to present DEI-focused research. 

06/2017 –08/2017
Cardiac Liaison Volunteer
Medical City Dallas

  • Shadowed cardiovascular doctors, cleaned patient rooms, delivered drugs from room to room, and managed various other duties in the cardiovascular ICU.

  • Performed front desk guest services.

  • 80 logged hours of volunteer work in total.

Skills and Interests


  • Self-taught and proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro


  • Fluent in Vietnamese


  • Performed for church choir weekly for ten years (2010–2020)