D. Vinh Pham

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I am a post-doctoral researcher in the DeLong Lab at MIT. I completed my Ph.D. working on the soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus in the Singer Lab at U.C. Davis.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from U.C. Davis 2004
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (Cell & Molecular) from U.W. Seattle 1998

Selected publications:

  • Pham VD, Hnatow LL, Zhang S, Fallon RD, Jackson SC, Tomb J-F, DeLong EF, Keeler SJ. 2009. Characterizing microbial diversity in production water from an Alaskan mesothermic petroleum reservoir with two independent methods. Env Microb, 11:176-87.
  • Pham VD, Konstantinidis KT, Palden T, DeLong EF. 2008. Phylogenetic Analyses of rDNA-containing Bacterioplankton Genome Fragments from a 4000-Metre Vertical Profile in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Env Microb, 10: 2313–2330.
  • Pham VD, Palden T, DeLong EF. 2007. Large-scale screens of metagenomic libraries. J Vis Exp, 4:201.
  • Pham VD, Shebelut CW, Jose IR, Hodgson DA, Whitworth DE, Singer M. 2006. The response regulator PhoP4 is required for late developmental events in Myxococcus xanthus. Microbiology, 152(Pt 6):1609-20.
  • Pham VD, Shebelut CW, Mukherjee B, Singer M. 2005. RasA is required for Myxococcus xanthus development and social motility. J Bacteriol, 187(19):6845-8.
  • Pham VD, Shebelut CW, Zumstein EJ, Singer M. 2005. BrgE is a regulator of Myxococcus xanthus development. Mol Microbiol, 57(3):762-73.
  • Pham VD, Shebelut CW, Diodati ME, Bull CT, Singer M. 2005. Mutations affecting predation ability of the soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. Microbiology, 151(Pt 6):1865-74.
  • Korte-Sarfaty J, Pham VD, Yant S, Hirano A, Wong TC. (1998) Expression of human complement regulatory protein CD46 restricts measles virus replication in mouse macrophages. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 249:432-7.
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