Contributing Writers

Ken Lau, PhD
Senior Technical Marketing Manager

 

Ken received his PhD from the University of Florida while focusing on the interaction between gut bacteria, Th17 cells, and Type 1 Diabetes onset. After graduating, Ken joined BioLegend as a Technical Marketing Scientist, helping with customer inquiries and designing unique scientific content for the website and literature. He enjoys gaming, the gym, and managing his aquarium. His favorite movies include Sin City, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and the Dark Knight.

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Kelsey Swartz, PhD
Technical Writer II

 

Kelsey received her PhD from Northwestern University where she studied non-canonical roles for cell cycle regulators in erythroid cell development. After living in three Midwestern states (Nebraska, Illinois, and Wisconsin), she left winter behind and moved to San Diego joining BioLegend as a technical service scientist. She enjoys trying new foods, reading, watching sports, and board games.

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Ekaterina Zvezdova, PhD
Technical Service Scientist II

 

Ekaterina received her PhD from N.N. Blokhin National Cancer Research Center (Moscow, Russia) where she studied the mechanisms regulating the negative selection of T cells in the thymus. After her PhD, Ekaterina decided to move across the Atlantic Ocean to continue doing research. During her postdoctoral training at National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, Ekaterina studied the role of the newly identified proteins in T cell and B cell biology. Then she moved to the Big Apple for a postdoctoral training at Columbia University Medical Center, where she studied hematopoietic stem cell development with a focus on myeloid cell and dendritic cell biology. Later, she decided to move to sunny California and joined BioLegend as a Technical Service Scientist. Ekaterina enjoys traveling, hiking, performance art, photography and workouts in the gym.

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Dzung Nguyen, PhD
Cell Analysis Program Manager

 

Dzung received his PhD from John Hopkins University studying the role of lipid rafts in the biology of HIV. He did post-doctoral studies at the National Institute on Aging and at UCSD, investigating the role of cholesterol in chemokine receptor function and the immunology of sialic acids. Dzung started at BioLegend in the role of Technical Service Scientist and is now Director of Technical Marketing.He enjoys playing guitar, writing music, making movies, and Clash of Clans. His favorite movie line is from the Fellowship of the Ring, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

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