Dr. Duong received his master’s degree in Genetics in 2012 from University of Science, Vietnam National University, Vietnam. He attended the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences of Tsukuba University, Japan in 2014 and carried out the research on the role of cytoplasmic deadenylases and poly(A) tail in translation regulation and was awarded PhD degree in 2018. He then moved to the United States and started working at the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on the role of G4 DNA structure in transcription control using budding yeast as a model organism. In Feb 2024, he was promoted to Research Assistant Professor and is currently working on the role of small heat shock proteins in cellular redox imbalance and proteostasis.

Areas of Interest

Research Interests

– Determine the nature and physiology of chronic sequestrase/misfolded protein assemblies in redox-imbalance cells.

– Assess the physiological overlap between chronological aging and redox imbalance.

– Regulation of unfolded protein response (UPR) pathway under redox stress.


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Goncalves D, Duy DL, Peffer S, Morano KA. Cytoplasmic redox imbalance in the thioredoxin system activates Hsf1 and results in hyperaccumulation of the sequestrase Hsp42 with misfolded proteins. Mol Biol Cell. 2024;35(4):ar53. doi:10.1091/mbc.E23-07-0296


Duy DL, Kim N. Yeast transcription factor Msn2 binds to G4 DNA. Nucleic Acids Res. 2023;51(18):9643-9657. doi:10.1093/nar/gkad684


Fujii S, Duy DL, Valderrama AL, et al. Pan2-Pan3 complex, together with Ccr4-Not complex, has a role in the cell growth on non-fermentable carbon sources. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2021;570:125-130. doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2021.07.007


Valderrama AL, Fujii S, Duy DL, et al. Pbp1 mediates the aberrant expression of genes involved in growth defect of ccr4∆ and pop2∆ mutants in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genes Cells. 2021;26(6):381-398. doi:10.1111/gtc.12846


Viet NTM, Duy DL, Saito K, et al. Regulation of LRG1 expression by RNA-binding protein Puf5 in the budding yeast cell wall integrity pathway. Genes Cells. 2018;23(12):988-997. doi:10.1111/gtc.12646


Duy DL, Suda Y, Irie K. Cytoplasmic deadenylase Ccr4 is required for translational repression of LRG1 mRNA in the stationary phase. PLoS One. 2017;12(2):e0172476. Published 2017 Feb 23. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172476