Clinical and Research Background
Dr. Truong’s interest in microbiology was initially sparked during her time as an undergraduate student and research assistant at the University of Washington. She earned her PhD at Harvard University, where her thesis work uncovered an antagonistic balance between elongation and division activities during bacterial cell wall synthesis in Escherichia coli. She then trained as a clinical microbiology fellow at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/Keck School of Medicine of USC.
As a part of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnosis teams, Dr. Truong partners with clinical colleagues in evaluating the clinical impact of novel diagnostic testing methodologies to improve patient care. She enjoys integrating her interests in medical education and mentorship, science outreach, and diagnostic stewardship in her work.
M(ASCP)CM Technologist in Microbiology
American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)
laboratory test utilization, rapid diagnostics, molecular microbiology
Academic and Medical Appointments
Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2022-present
Education and Training
Fellowship, Clinical and Public Health Microbiology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, 2020-2022
Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2014-2020
B.S. in Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008-2012