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Chau Nguyen, PhD

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Associate Professor

Pharmacy (School of), Certified Graduate Member

DAC 440


716-829-8436 fax

Education & Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
Ph.D., Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University
B.Sc., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Western Ontario

Research Interests

Dr. Nguyen’s research focuses on a family of proteins known as the Regulator of G protein Signaling (RGS) proteins. Specifically, he is interested in better understanding the role of RGS proteins in stress adaptation and how it may relate to neuropsychiatric disorders and cardiovascular diseases.


Lee KN, Lu X, Nguyen CH, Feng Q, Chidiac P. Cardiomyocyte specific overexpression of a 37 amino acid domain of regulator of G protein signalling 2 inhibits cardiac hypertrophy and improves function in response to pressure overload in mice. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. In press.

Chidiac P, Sobiesiak AJ, Lee KN, Gros R, Nguyen CH. The eIF2B-interacting domain of RGS2 protects against GPCR agonist-induced hypertrophy in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Cellular Signalling. 2014; 26: 1226-34.

Nguyen CH, Zhao P, Sobiesiak AJ, Chidiac P. RGS2 is a component of the cellular stress response. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2012; 426(1): 129-34.

Nguyen CH, Ming H, Zhao P, Hugendubler L, Gros R, Kimball SR, Chidiac P. Translational control by RGS2. Journal of Cell Biology. 2009; 186(5): 75-85.

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