Dr. Le Van Phan presently serves as Associate Professor and Lecturer for the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease within the College of Veterinary Medicine of Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) and was recently appointed Vice Director of the Key Laboratory for Veterinary Biotechnology, VNUA. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from VNUA and his Master of Science from Chungbuk National University, South Korea. After receiving his Doctor of Philosophy from Chung-Ang University, South Korea, Dr. Phan had continued his postdoctoral studies at Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, South Korea for 3 years focusing on important animal diseases, like Foot and Mouth Disease and Newcastle diseases. To date, Dr. Phan has authored/co-authored at least 33 international publications and one patent in USA.
In February of 2019, Dr. Phan and his team confirmed that African Swine Fever (ASF) virus was the causative agent of a disease outbreak at a pig farm in Hung Yen Province. This was the first known ASF outbreak in Vietnam, and the results were published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases in July 2019. His current research interests continue his good work, focusing on the molecular and genetic characterization of animal pathogens to create new vaccines and improve diagnostic methods.
Le Van Phan, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease,
Vice Director, Key Laboratory for Veterinary Biotechnology
College of Veterinary Medicine, Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA)