khphung@uci.edu | 1 (714) 880-9594

KEVIN HONG PHUNG970781_476001792493237_1000403153_n

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Updated September 2014

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
1213 Natural Sciences I
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92617

Phone: (714) 880-9594
Email: khphung@uci.edu

www.KevinPhung.com

EDUCATION

2013 – Present            Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine

2012                            B.S. Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

2012                            B.A. Psychology, University of California, Irvine

APPOINTMENT HISTORY

2014 – Present            Top Hat Specialist, Rose, Mueller, and Greer Laboratories, University of California, Irvine

2014 – Present            Interviewer, Santa Ana High School Senior Exit Interviews, Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, California

2014 – Present            Coordinator, UCI-LA NHM BioSCAN Collaboration, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Laboratory of Catherine Loudon, University of California, Irvine

2014 – Present            Research Assistant, Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, University of California, Irvine Site, Irvine, CA

2014 – Present            Resident Scientist, 10th Grate Biology Class of Ms. Nelida Rojas, Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, California

2013 – Present            Founding President, Science Honor Society, Irvine, CA

2013 – Present            Graduate Student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Laurence D. Mueller, University of California, Irvine

2013 – Present            Volunteer Scientist, Grades 6-12 “Ask-A-Scientist Night” and Irvine Unified School District Science Fair, Irvine, CA

2012 – Present            Assistant Specialist I & Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Laboratory of Dr. Julie Patterson, University of California, Irvine

2011 – Present            Volunteer, Medical Volunteer Services, UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA

2010 – Present            Senior Intern &Webmaster, Network for experimental Research on Evolution, University of California Systemwide

2013 – 2014                Webmaster, John Q. Tran, D.D.S. Family Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA

2012 – 2014                Webmaster, Christ Cathedral (Formerly: Saint Callistus Roman Catholic Church), Garden Grove, CA

2012 – 2014                Advisor, Vietnamese Graduation Ceremony Committee, University of California, Irvine

2012 – 2013                Webmaster, Lien Ca Đoán Tam Biên (Vietnamese Choir), Garden Grove, CA

2010 – 2012                Operations Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Vietnamese International Film Festival, Santa Ana, CA

2010 – 2012                Experiment Leader, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Laboratories of Dr. Laurence Mueller and Dr. Michael Rose, University of California Irvine

2010 – 2012                Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Laboratory of Dr. Julie Patterson, University of California Irvine

2010 – 2012                Chair, Vietnamese American Coalition, Irvine, CA

2010 – 2011                Volunteer, Vietnamese International Film Festival, Santa Ana, CA

2009 – 2010                Treasurer& Historian, Vietnamese American Coalition, Irvine, CA

2008 – 2009                Intern, Vietnamese American Coalition, Irvine, CA

PUBLICATIONS

5. Rose, M.R., Greer, L.F., Phung, K.H., Rutledge, G.A., Phillips, M.A., Anderson, C.N.K., Mueller, L.D. (In Review) A New Hamiltonian Demography of Life History.

4. Phung, K.H., Rose, M.R., Mueller, L.D. (In Preparation). Transient age-specific adaptation to a novel environment.

3. Rose, M.R., Rutledge, G.A., Phung, K.H., Phillips, M.A., Greer, L.F., Mueller, L.D. 2014. An evolutionary and genomic approach to the challenges and opportunities for eliminating aging. Current Aging Science Novel Approaches to an Old Problem: Insights, Theory and Practice for Eliminating Aging. (pdf file 290 kb)

2. Rose, M.R., Cabral, L.G., Phillips, M.A., Rutledge, G.A., Phung, K.H., Mueller, L.D., Greer, L.F. 2014. The Great Evolutionary Divide: Two Genomic Systems Biologies of Aging. In A.I. Yashin and S.M. Jazwinski (Eds.), Aging and Health – A Systems Biology Perspective. Unionville, CT: S. Karger SG. (Available 10/13/2014)

1. Phung, K.H. 2012. Seeing Past the Stigma; the Vietnamese-American Perspective on Mental Health. Non Sông Magazine. 19:66-69 (pdf file unavailable)

SELECTED ABSTRACTS

1. “How to Control Your Aging (looking good in liquid nitrogen)”. Contributed talk, Alcor-40 Conference: Shaping the Next 40 Years, Phoenix, Arizona, 2012.

2. “Age Matters in Evolutionary Mismatch: how to control your aging”, Contributed talk, EvoS at BU, Binghampton, New York, April 2013.

3. “Diet and Aging: Adaptation to Novel and Ancestral Foods”, Contributed talk, Fifth Western Evolutionary Biology Meeting, Irvine, California, May 2013.

4. “Impact of Background Noise on Brain Responses to Tones in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder”, Poster presentation, Brain Awareness Conference 2013, Irvine, California, May 2013.

5. “Genome-wide Convergence with Repeated Evolution in Drosophila melanogaster”, Contributed talk, UCI Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar, Irvine, California, May 2013.

6. “Rapid Divergence and Convergence of Functional Characters in Experimentally Evolved Populations of Drosophila”. Conference: Evolution 2014 Conference, Raleigh Convention Center, North Carolina, June 20-24, 2014. Authors: James N. Kezos, Thomas T. Barter, Larry G. Cabral, Grant A. Rutledge, Mark A. Phillips, Kevin H. Phung, Laurence D. Mueller and Michael R. Rose

FUNDING SOURCES

2010 – Present      Network for Experimental Research on Evolution, Grant, UC Irvine
2011 – 2012          Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Grant, UC Irvine
2011 – 2012          Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Grant, UC Irvine
2011 – 2012          Inter-disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Grant, UC Irvine

HONORS

2012          Excellence in Research, UC Irvine
2011          Poster Award, Excellence in Research Symposium Finalist, UC Irvine
2011          Excellence in Research, UC Irvine
2010          Excellence in Leadership, UC Irvine

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

2013 – Present            Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Mentoring an undergraduate in biological research coupled with guidance in professionalism and advancement in academia.

2012 – Present            Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, Laboratory of Julie Patterson, University of California, Irvine. Co-authored scientific papers with 4 undergraduate researchers from UC Irvine. Supervised and managed several research teams, a total of 40 students over the course of two years.

MEMBERSHIPS

2014 – Present            Alumni, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences Alumni Organization, Irvine, CA

2012 – Present            Alumni Board Member & Webmaster, Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors, UCI Alumni Association, University of California Irvine

2012 – Present            Alumni, University of California Irvine Alumni Association, Irvine, CA

2010 – Present            Lifetime Member, National Society of Leadership and Success, University of California Irvine Chapter, Irvine, CA

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCIES

English (Fluent)

Vietnamese (Fluent)

Spanish (Basic)

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