Vincent Pham

About Me

My name is Vincent A. Pham. I am a twenty-something based in Boston. I graduated from Brown University in the Spring of 2012 with a Sc.B. (Hons) in Neuroscience. As an undergrad, I worked in the lab of Dr. Wayne Bowen. Following graduation, I worked in the lab of Dr. Sanja Sever at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School.

Outside of research, I am interested in science outreach as well as citizen science and the DIY ethic that propels it. In the Summer of 2010 I worked as a STEM education & outreach intern at the MIT Museum, where I developed, prototyped, and performed science demos and hands-on activities with school groups and the general public to engage them in science.

Apart from these direct "hands-on" approaches to science outreach, I am also interested in the use of various media platforms to enhance public understanding of science and technology.

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In the meantime, check out my other site for more information.

Research Experience


The Massachusetts General Hospital/
Harvard Medical School

Research Assistant, Division of Medicine
PI: Sanja Sever, Ph.D.


Brown University

Research Assistant, Molecular Pharmacology
PI: Wayne Bowen, Ph.D.

Education & Training


Brown University

Sc.B. in Neuroscience (Honors)

Honors & Awards

AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science
Brown University Departmental Honors in Neuroscience
Massachusetts Department of Education (DoEd)
Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery (declined)
Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar with Distinction

Grants & Fellowships

Albert L. Barbour Memorial Scholarship
Brown University Scholarship
Elaine R. Croston Scholarship


Pharmacological targeting of actin-dependent dynamin oligomerization ameliorates chronic kidney disease in diverse animal models.

Schiffer M, Teng B, Gu C, Shchedrina VA, Kasaikina M, Pham VA, Hanke N, Rong S,Gueler F, Schroder P, Tossidou I, Park JK, Staggs L, Haller H, Erschow S, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Wei C, Chen C, Tardi N, Hakroush S, Selig MK, Vasilyev A, Merscher S, Reiser J, Sever S.

Nature Medicine, 21(6):601–609. 2015 Jun. Epub: 2015 May 11. DOI:10.1038/nm.3843

Regulation of dynamin oligomerization in cells: the role of dynamin-actin interactions and its GTPase activity.

Gu C, Chang J, Shchedrina VA, Pham VA, Hartwig JH, Suphamungmee W, Lehman W, Hyman BT, Bacskai BJ, Sever S.

Traffic, 15(8):819–838. 2014 Aug. Epub: 2014 Jun 24. DOI:10.1111/tra.12178

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