Viet Q. Le

Viet Q. Le

Viet Q. Le is a faculty member in NTID’s Science and Mathematics Department.

Le earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, with an emphasis on chemistry, and a doctorate in chemistry, with an emphasis on biochemistry, both from Wichita State University in Kansas. He was the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship 2007-2010.

His research focuses on identifying the mechanism of cell death behind Parkinson’s disease. Le’s work has been published in the “Journal of Neurochemistry,” and he has presented his findings at the American Chemical Society conference and Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka, Kansas, where he won first place. Prior to RIT/NTID, he served as a teaching assistant in the Chemistry Department at Wichita State University, where he also served as a Disability Support Services tutor.

This story appeared in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of FOCUS Magazine.

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