Dr Ky-Anh Nguyen

Senior Lecturer
Westmead Millennium Institute
Faculty of Dentistry

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 8766
F: +61 2 9845 7599

Biographical details

Dr Ky-Anh Nguyen is currently a Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Honours First class) from the University of Sydney in 1995 and went on to complete his PhD in Oral Biology.


Research interests

Dr Nguyen has been involved in characterising the virulence traits of a Gram-negative bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis and other periodontal pathogens in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. These studies include the elucidation of the maturation pathway of a group of proteases from P. gingivalis, the identification of new proteases in other periodontal bacteria and the discovery of a novel heme-uptake system in P. gingivalis.

Currently, in between his lectureship commitment for the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney, Dr Nguyen has also been involved in the supervision of PhD and Masters students at the Institute of Dental Research, Westmead Millennium Institute. He is also actively engaging in collaborative research work with various international groups in the USA, Sweden, UK, Brazil and Poland.

Dr Nguyen's research has been published in high-impact journals, such as Molecular Microbiology and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

International links

Poland. (Jagiellonian University) Virulence of periodontal pathogens.
United States. (University of Louisville) Virulence of periodontal pathogens.
Brazil. (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) Virulence of P. gingivalis.