Huynh Ngan Ha

Name

Huynh Ngan Ha, BSc MSc.

Position

Research Assistant – Zoonosis Group.

About

Ha received her BSc in Biotechnology from Ho Chi Minh International University in 2009 and her MSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Sydney in 2011. Ha’s Master’s research focused on structural studies of MPG1 hydrophobin, a pathogenicity factor of M. grisea which is the causal agent of rice blast.

Ha joined OUCRU in June, 2012 with research works on bacterial pathogens which cause infections in both animal and human. Her current research direction is examining the risk of Streptococcus suis – an emerging zoonotic agent transmission from food sources to human consumers. She performed surveillance studies to investigate the prevalence of S. suis in different types of pigs products as well as genetic characterization to compare pig and human isolates.

Publications

Chu Xuan Hien, Huynh Ngan Ha, Nguyen Thi Nguyen To, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy, et al. Investigate the prevalence of Streptococcus suis in pig products collected at retail markets in Ho Chi Minh City. Journal of Preventive Medicine, ISSN 0868-2836. In press.