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Nam D. Tran, MD, PhD

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Mailing Address: UCSF Box 0916
Practice Phone: 415/353-7475
Academic Phone: 415/353-9776
Academic Fax: 415/353-7744
Academic Assistant: 415/353-3071, 415/353-9776

Research/Clinical Interests:

My current research is directed at the development of human embryonic stem cell (hESCs) derived primordial germ cells (PGCs) as a model to study human germ cell development and infertility. A protocol has been established where human PGCs have been successfully derived from hESCs and investigations are ongoing addressing the mechanism of germ cell differentiation and the creation of patient-specific stem cells as a model of human disease for translational research.

Dr. Tran is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Education/Training
Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
1994 University of California, Irvine B.S. Biology
1999 University of Nevada, Reno Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology
2004 University of Iowa College of Medicine M.D. Medicine
2008 UCSF Medical Center Admin. Chief Resident Obstetrics and Gynecology
Achievements & Recognition
Year Major Honors
2007-08 Administrative Chief Resident at UCSF Medical Center. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2009-10 Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH National Research Service Award
2010 Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Research Scholarship
2010 ASRM In-Training Award for Research
2010-13 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Training Grant
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