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Don Nguyen, PhD, BS

Associate Professor of Pathology and Medical Oncology; Assistant Cancer Center Director for Research Development, Yale Cancer Center

Contact Information

Don Nguyen, PhD, BS

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Pathology

    310 Cedar Street, PO Box 208023

    New Haven, CT 06520-8023

    United States



Don X. Nguyen was born in Montreal, Québec, Canada and obtained his B.Sc. from McGill University in 1998. He then received his Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the University of Rochester, NY, before pursuing his post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Joan Massagué at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, NY (2004-2009). Don is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Medicine (Medical Oncology). He is also the Assistant Cancer Center Director for Research Development at the Yale Cancer Center. Don’s laboratory is focused on studying the biological and molecular determinants of lung tumor progression and cancer metastasis.

Education & Training

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute (2009)
  • PhD
    University of Rochester (2004)
  • BS
    McGill University (1998)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Class of 1961 Cancer Research Award2021
2013 Basic Research PrizeYale Cancer Center2013
Stewart Trust ScholarAlexander and Margaret Stewart Trust2013
IASLC Young Investigator AwardInternational Association for the Study of Lung Cancer2012
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation ScholarYale Center for Clinical Investigation2011
V ScholarV Foundation for Cancer Research2010

Departments & Organizations