Diana Dinh

Diana Dinh's journey into the world of immunology began during her undergraduate years when her passion for this field first ignited. Under the guidance of Dr. Sandro Matosevic at Purdue University, she conducted research focusing on the TIM-3 receptor on NK cells, which sparked her interest in cancer immunotherapy. Her time as an American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Laura Conforti at the University of Cincinnati further fueled her interest. Driven by a deep-seated desire to conduct translational research and unravel the immune system’s potential against disease, Diana decided to pursue a PhD from the esteemed St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 

Originally from Beavercreek, Ohio, Diana Dinh completed her bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences at Purdue University in 2022. She was honored with the Fulbright Study Research Grant, allowing her to pursue a year of Master's courses in Immunology at Sorbonne Université in France. During her time there, she also delved into the intersection of cancer immunology and microbiology at Institut Gustave Roussy, expanding her knowledge and perspective. With her diverse research background, international experience and sincere commitment to advancing cancer immunotherapy, Diana is excited to embark on her doctoral journey. She hopes to make meaningful contributions to the field of biomedical sciences and further understand how to harness the immune system in the fight against cancer.

Hometown: Beavercreek OH