Dr. Hung Ho-Xuan
Hung obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry in 2009 from the Talented Program of Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam. After that, he joined Vu Tan Trao lab as a research assistant at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi, Vietnam. With support from the Swiss Federal Fellowship, he completed his Master's degree in Biochemistry from the Department of Biology in Ari Helenius' lab at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. In 2013, he visited the Michael Veit lab at Free University in Berlin, Germany as a research assistant to work on the mechanism of virus egression from the cells. Starting 2014, he received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship ‘’RNAtrain’’ to pursue his PhD in RNA Biochemistry at Gunter Meister lab at the University of Regensburg, Germany. After finishing his PhD thesis in 2018, he stayed in the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. During his time in Regensburg, he focused on analyzing the coding potential of non-coding RNAs, including circRNAs and lncRNAs, and the utilizing these microproteins’ functions in different cellular contexts. In June 2021, he joined the Stolz lab to study different aspects of autophagy regulation, especially ER-phagy during cellular homeostasis.