Dieu My T. Nguyen

Biology: social insects, swarm intelligence, molecular biology
Computer science: agent-based models, data science, bioinformatics

Email: ding1018@colorado.edu


Flying through time

May 2018: Officially a part of Orit's lab! To be swarmed by honey bees for years to come.
Feb 2018: Rotation III in Dr. Orit Peleg's lab: Honey bee swarms
Nov 2017: Rotation II in Dr. Dan Larremore's lab: Malaria parasite & Python
Aug 2017: Rotation I in Dr. Amy Palmer's lab: Listeria monocytogenes & microscopy
Aug 2017: Back to university for grad school!

Research Overview

Rotation III. Honey bee pheromone communication & agent-based modeling
Rotation II. Gene analysis of a major malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum
Rotation I. Split-fluorescent microscopy of Listeria monocytogenes infections
In my past life: Invertebrate neuroethology with desert ants & grasshoppers

Some favorite thoughts

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
...
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
(William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII)
I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself:
"All right, then, I'll go to hell"- and tore it up.
(Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
(Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World)
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is. And we dance to its music.
(Richard Dawkins, River out of Eden)