Education

Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2009)
Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2009)
Internship
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2010), Transitional Year
Residency
UCLA Medical Center (2013), Ophthalmology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants
  • Comprehensive Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eye (Punctal Plug)
  • Glaucoma
  • Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Research Interest

    • Nitric oxide inhibition as a strategy for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Differential regulation of the Cdk5-dependent phosphorylation sites of inhibitor-1 and DARPP-32 by depolarization.
    Nguyen C, Hosokawa T, Kuroiwa M, Ip NY, Nishi A, Hisanaga S, Bibb JA J. Neurochem. 2007 Nov 103 4 1582-93
    Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 governs learning and synaptic plasticity via control of NMDAR degradation.
    Hawasli AH, Benavides DR, Nguyen C, Kansy JW, Hayashi K, Chambon P, Greengard P, Powell CM, Cooper DC, Bibb JA Nat. Neurosci. 2007 Jul 10 7 880-6
    Regulation of protein phosphatase inhibitor-1 by cyclin-dependent kinase 5.
    Nguyen C, Nishi A, Kansy JW, Fernandez J, Hayashi K, Gillardon F, Hemmings HC, Nairn AC, Bibb JA J. Biol. Chem. 2007 Jun 282 22 16511-20
    Control of cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) activity by glutamatergic regulation of p35 stability.
    Wei FY, Tomizawa K, Ohshima T, Asada A, Saito T, Nguyen C, Bibb JA, Ishiguro K, Kulkarni AB, Pant HC, Mikoshiba K, Matsui H, Hisanaga S J. Neurochem. 2005 Apr 93 2 502-12
    Identification of tyrosine hydroxylase as a physiological substrate for Cdk5.
    Kansy JW, Daubner SC, Nishi A, Sotogaku N, Lloyd MD, Nguyen C, Lu L, Haycock JW, Hope BT, Fitzpatrick PF, Bibb JA J. Neurochem. 2004 Oct 91 2 374-84
    Cdk5 and the mystery of synaptic vesicle endocytosis.
    Nguyen C, Bibb JA J. Cell Biol. 2003 Nov 163 4 697-9
    Specificity of memapsin 1 and its implications on the design of memapsin 2 (beta-secretase) inhibitor selectivity.
    Turner RT, Loy JA, Nguyen C, Devasamudram T, Ghosh AK, Koelsch G, Tang J Biochemistry 2002 Jul 41 27 8742-6
    Structure-based design: potent inhibitors of human brain memapsin 2 (beta-secretase).
    Ghosh AK, Bilcer G, Harwood C, Kawahama R, Shin D, Hussain KA, Hong L, Loy JA, Nguyen C, Koelsch G, Ermolieff J, Tang J J. Med. Chem. 2001 Aug 44 18 2865-8

    Honors & Awards

    • Starr E. Schulman MPA Fellowship
      Advocacy Ambassador, California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (2013)
    • Hudson Penn Award
      UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha
      Vice President of the Texas Gamma Chapter (2008-2009)
    • National Merit Scholar
      (1997-2000)
    • Oklahoma State Regents Scholar
      Academic All State (1997-2000)
    • Theodore J. Forstmann Scholar
      Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (1997-2000)