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Educations and Researches of HUD international programs are organized by Department of ICDD and Center of ICDD (HUD International Affairs).

Department pf ICDD

ProfessorKoichi Kato, M. Agr., PhD
Koichi Kato, M. Agr., PhD
Junior Associate ProfessorHiroko Oka, DDS, PhD
Hiroko Oka, DDS, PhD
Assistant ProfessorPhuong Thao T Nguyen, DDS, PhD
Phuong Thao T Nguyen, DDS, PhD
Takashi Takata, DDS, PhDProfessor;
April, 2011-March, 2014
Takashi Takata, DDS, PhD
Ketut SuarditaAssociate professor;
October 2012-March 2014
Ketut Suardita
Udijanto Tedjosasongko, DDS, PhDAssociate Professor;
April, 2011- September, 2012
Udijanto Tedjosasongko, DDS, PhD

Department of International Collaboration Development for Dentistry

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Phuong Thao Nguyen

PHUONG THAO NGUYEN

OFFICE

1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553
JAPAN

EDUCATION
10/2011 - 10/2013
JSPS Postdoc Fellowship, Hiroshima University, Japan
10/2008 - 9/2011
Doctor of Philosophy, Hiroshima University, Japan.
10/2006 - 9/2008
Resident in University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC, Viet Nam.
10/2000 - 7/2006
Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC, Viet Nam.

Dr. Nguyen obtained her D.D.S. degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam. She completed her Ph.D. study and JSPS postdoc fellowship in Oral Maxillofacial Pathobiology department, Hiroshima University (HU). She is working on cancer invasion and metastasis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Currently, Dr. Nguyen is managing HU Dentistry’s international relations program to build the friendships and mentorships between HU Dentistry and sister universities around the world, that play integral role in student exchanges. Moreover, she continues conducting her research on cancer field, helping graduate students and undergraduate students’ research.

PUBLICATIONS
  1. 1. The FGFR-1 inhibitor PD173074 induces mesenchymal-epithelial transition through the transcription factor AP-1. Phuong Thao Nguyen, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Shunryo Yanagisawa, Yasusei Kudo, Mutsumi Miyauchi, Noboyuki Kamata and Takashi Takata. British Journal of Cancer. (2013) 109, 2248–2258.
  2. 2. N-cadherin expression is involved in malignant behavior of head and neck cancer in relation to epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Phuong Thao Nguyen, Yasusei Kudo, Maki Yoshida, Nobuyuki Kamata, Ikuko Ogawa and Takashi Takata. Histol Histopathol (2011) 26: 147-156.
  3. 3. N-cadherin expression is correlated with metastasis of spindle cell carcinoma of head and neck region. Phuong Thao Nguyen, Yasusei Kudo, Maki Yoshida, Shinji Iizuka, Ikuko Ogawa, Takashi Takata. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine (2011) Jan; 40(1):77-82.
  4. 4. Periostin Directly and Indirectly Promotes Tumor Lymphangiogenesis of Head and Neck Cancer. Yasusei Kudo, Shinji Iizuka, Maki Yoshida, Phuong Thao Nguyen, Samadarani B. S. M. Siriwardena, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Mariko Ohbayashi, Toshinori Ando, Daijiro Hatakeyama, Toshiyuki Shibata, Keiichi Koizumi, Masahiro Maeda, Naozumi Ishimaru, Ikuko Ogawa, Takashi Takata. PLOS ONE (2012) Aug; 7(8): 1-14.
  5. 5. Oral squamous cell carcinoma and cultural oral risk habits in Vietnam. SL Priebe, J Aleksejūnienė, C Zed, S Dharamsi, DHQ Thinh, NT Hong, TTK Cuc, NTP Thao. International Journal of Dental Hygiene (2010) Aug; 8(3): 159-168.

Specially Appointed Junior Associate Professor
Hiroko Oka, DDS, PhD

Specially Appointed Junior Associate Professor Hiroko Oka, DDS, PhD

ReaD & Researchmap

I was born in Nagoya and lived there for 18 years before I came to Hiroshima as an undergraduate. I got an interest in forensic odontology from some of essays and TV programs when I was in Nagoya. I believed one of the missions of human being is to work for people. So, I decided to study at dental school.

However, there was no class or department of "forensic odontology" in my school at that time, and I got into the "Kyudo (Japanese sports like archery) club activity" for 6 years.

After I got a license of dentists, I entered graduate school and devoted to study of mechanism of cementoblasts' function. Cementoblasts are cells in the surroundings of a tooth root. The research at this time led to the question "What protects the root resorption?" and the question has become my latest research theme (This theme is not related in main topics of ICDD……). I also took a clinical training at HUH and local clinics.

After my PhD Program, I had good opportunities to work as a staff of graduate education programs and transferred to ICDD. I don't work as so-called "the dentist" recently. However, I spend stimulated time to try to carry out new things every day.

I have the purpose to do something linking to forensic odontology. The Tohoku earthquake led me to think again about importance to foster new generation and collaboration in dentistry. I would like to take new approaches to "forensic odontology" here and challenge them, too. It's my additional purpose to join ICDD.

Education
2003 March
DDS, School of Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry), Hiroshima University
2007 March
PhD in Dentistry, Hiroshima University
Professional experience
2003 April- 2007 March
Hiroshima University (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology)
Supervisors: Prof. Takashi Takata & Associate Prof. Mutsumi Miyauchi
2007 April-2008 December
Assistant Professor, Hiroshima University (Department of Dental Pharmacology)
2009 January-2011 March
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Hiroshima University (Promoting Office of Graduate Program for BioDental Education)
2011 April-2014 March
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Hiroshima University (Department of International Collaboration Development for Dentistry)
2014 April-
Specially Appointed Junior Associate Professor, Hiroshima University (Department of International Collaboration Development for Dentistry)
Interests

International Dental Education, Forensic Dentistry, Bone Metabolism

Past members

  1. Members 2012
  2. Members 2011