Trang Nguyen

Doctoral Candidate in Soil Science
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Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 3110A

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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At OSU
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TOPICS OF INTEREST: Soil microbiology, Soil enzymology, Soil -omics, Soil Biochemistry, Soil nitrogen and carbon cycling

CURRENT RESEARCH: Protein turnover in soils as a controller of soil Nitrogen cycling, funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Agriculture Research Foundation (ARF) and Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)

I am currently doing my PhD thesis in the Soil science program in Oregon State University with Dr. David Myrold. My research is to evaluate the microbial and matrix regulators on protein degradation in soils as a controller of Nitrogen turnover. I am interested to know the conceptual model of soil protein breakdown under different environmental conditions. Protein depolymerization was lately recognized as a critical rate-limiting step in the nitrogen cycle before any further mineralization or before any immobilization occurred for plant and microbial uptake. Extracellular protease activity and mineral surface structures are predicted to play an important role in this process. I want to discover how forested soil environments, with wide ranges of mineralogy and microbial composition, might contribute and characterize this bottle-neck conversion. Through the project, I have advanced a profound interest in soil microbiology and biochemistry, especially soil enzymes.

 Contact me: trang.nguyen@oregonstate.edu / huyentrang194@gmail.com

Beyond OSU
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP & SOCIAL OUTREACH

ACTIVE

Co-chair, 2017- Present, Sustainable Agriculture Symposium 2: "Vietnamese Agricultural Products and Export Challenges", Vietnam Education Foundation Annual Conference, Washington DC, March 22-25, 2018

Executive organizing committee, 2017-Present, USDA-NIFA Visit trip for Vietnam Education Foundation Fellows and Alumni, Washington DC, March 22, 2018

Executive team member, 2017- Present, VietAgGlobal, a non-profit Agricultural international organization, Vietnam and USA

Executive organizing committee, 2013 – Present, Annual Warkentin Lecture series, Depart. Of Crop and Soil Science

Member, 2016- Present, European Geosciences Union (EGU), Europe

Member, 2014-Present, Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Oregon, USA

Member, 2013-Present, Oregon Society of Soil Science (OSSS), USA

International Exchange US Alumnus, Jul. 2011- Present, US Alumni network

PAST

President,2016- 2017, Association of Graduate Soil Students (AGSS), OSU

Steward Council, 2016- 2017, Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE)

Executive Board, 2016- 2017,Association of Vietnam Education Foundation Fellows and Scholars (VEFFA)

Vice president, 2015- 2016, Association of Graduate Soil Students (AGSS), OSU

Executive treasurer, 2014-2015, Association of Graduate Soil Students (AGSS), OSU

Core team member, 2013-2014, Vietnam Book Drive Project, VEFFA

Volunteer, Sep. 2015, Corvallis Fall Festival and Craft Fair, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Volunteer, 2014- 2015, Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Volunteer, 2013- 2015, Stone Soup Corvallis Inc., First Christian Church, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Secretariat, 2009-2013, Four honor classes in Honor Programs, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, VNU of Science

 

 

Biography

EDUCATION

PhD. Soil Science, Expected Graduation 2018, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
B.S. Environmental Sciences, minor in Environmental Toxicology and Technology, with high distinction and honors, Valedictorian, Jun. 2013, Honors College, Vietnam National University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam.

PUBLICATIONS

Nguyen T.H.T., Mueller D. R., Myrold D.D., “Diversity and Phylogenetic Distribution of Extracellular Prokaryotic Peptidases”, In preparation

Nguyen K.M, Tran V.S, Truong V.T, Nguyen T. Y., Nguyen T.H.T., “Research on using peat as an adsorbent for color organic compounds removal from textile dyeing wastewater”, 2012, VNU Journal of Science, Natural Science and Technology 28, No. 4S(2012) 118-123

Nguyen K.M., Nguyen T.H.T., Nguyen T.L., Chu A.D., Pham M.C., Nguyen T.N., “Research on water quality of Nhue River- Hanoi”, 2012, VNU  Journal of Science, Natural Science and Technology 28, No. 4S(2012) 111-117

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Nguyen T.H.T., Mueller D. R., Myrold D.D., Oral Presentation, “Diversity and Phylogenetic Distribution of Extracellular Microbial Peptidases”, April 23-28th, 2017, European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU), Vienna, Austria

REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Nguyen T.H.T., Mueller D. R., Myrold D.D., Oral Presentation, “Diversity and Phylogenetic Distribution of Extracellular Microbial Peptidases”, Nov 6-9th, 2016, ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona; Poster by Myrold D.D., Aug 21-26th, 2016, International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME), Montreal, Canada and Poster, Aug 1-3rd, 2017, Multi-omics for Microbiomes – EMSL Integration Conference, Pasco, Washington

Nguyen T.H.T., Mueller D.R., Myrold D.D., Poster, “Phylogenetic distribution of secreted peptidases in microorganisms”, Mar 16-19th, 2016, Vietnam Education Foundation Fellows and Scholars Conference, Washington DC

Nguyen T.H.T., Kasschau K.T., Myrold D.D., Poster, “Differentiating microbial contributions to soil protease activity”, Feb. 26-27th, 2015, Oregon Society of Soil Scientists (OSSS) Winter Meeting, Astoria, Oregon

Nguyen T.H.T., Kasschau K.T., Myrold D.D., Poster, “Differentiating microbial contributions to soil protease activity”, Nov. 2-5th, 2014, ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California

Nguyen T.H.T., Kasschau K.T., Myrold D.D., Poster, “Preliminary data: Differentiating microbial contributions to soil protease activity”, Feb. 27, 28th, 2014, Oregon Society of Soil Scientists (OSSS) Winter Meeting, Bend, Oregon

Nguyen T.H.T., Nguyen K.M., Tran V.S., Poster, “Removal of Copper (II) in aquatic environment by natural peat: Kinetics and factors influencing on adsorption efficiency”, Oct. 10-11th, 2012, International Conference on Sustainable Concept for Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Industrial Zone Management, VNU of Science and IEEM, University of Witten/Herdecke, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen T.H.T., Nguyen K.M., Tran V.S., Oral Presentation, “Removal of Copper (II) in aquatic environment by natural peat: Kinetics and factors influencing on adsorption efficiency”, Apr. 2012, Student Research Conference 17th, Vietnam National University of Science, First Prize Award