Don Nguyen, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Pathology: Experimental Pathology Graduate Program | Nguyen Lab | Pathology Research

Medical Oncology

Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction | SPORE in Lung Cancer

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Stem Cell Center


  • B.S., Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 1998.
  • Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. 2004
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Cancer Biology and Genetics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, NY. 2004-9.

Education & Training

PhD University of Rochester (2004)
BS McGill University (1998)
Post-doctoral Fellowship Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute

Honors & Recognition

  • IASLC Young Investigator AwardInternational Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

  • V ScholarV Foundation for Cancer Research

  • Stewart Trust FellowAlexander and Margaret Stewart Trust

  • Yale Center for Clinical Investigation ScholarYale Center for Clinical Investigation

  • 2013 Basic Research PrizeYale Cancer Center

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Contact Info

Don Nguyen, PhD
Office Location
Department Of PathologyBrady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste BML 348B

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

Nguyen lab website

Co-option of the brain microenvironment by metastatic lung cancer cells

Soon after lung cancer cells (in green) disseminate into the brain, they can utilize extracellular matrix molecules (in red) derived from resident stromal cells (white) to shield themselves from the hostile surroundings.