Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering International University, Vietnam National Uni RESEARCH INTERESTS
Controlled bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs, solubilization techniques, and development of nano-drug delivery systems. EDUCATION BACKGROUND
From 2008 to 2011: Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Kangwon
National University, South Korea. Grade Point Average: 4.5/4.5. From 2006 to 2008: Master Degree in Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Kangwon
From 2000 to 2005: Bachelor of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University, Viet Nam. From 1996 to 1999: Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet WORK EXPERIENCE
From 2006 to present: Bioavailability Control Laboratory, College of Pharmacy, Kangwon National University, South Korea.  Major in pharmaceutics: design and preparation of drug formulations, characterization of the formulations through some analyses such as HPLC, UV,  Working on lots of projects belonging to research and development of new products for journal publications as well as for Korean pharmaceutical companies.  Managing Master students and giving them instructions of experiments.  Ph.D. thesis titled "Synthesis and applications of biocompatible self-assembled  Master thesis titled "Characterization of an ionizable drug in solid dispersion- loaded tablet for enhanced dissolution". From 2003 - 2005: Department of Pharmaceutical Industry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University, Viet Nam.  Doing experiments for graduation thesis titled "Preparation of sustained-release 600 mg potassium chloride tablets with Eudragit RL 100 coating film". JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Huyen Thi Thanh Tran, Beom-Jin Lee. Modulation of
microenvironmental pH and crystallinity of ionizable telmisartan using alkalizers in solid dispersions for controlled release. Journal of Controlled Release 129 (2008) 59-65.
2. Huyen Thi Thanh Tran, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Beom-Jin Lee. New findings on
melatonin absorption and alterations by pharmaceutical excipients using the Ussing chamber technique with mounted rat gastrointestinal segments. International Journal of
Pharmaceutics 378 (2009) 9-16.
3. Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Beom-Jin Lee. Dissolution-
modulating mechanism of alkalizers and polymers in a nanoemulsifying solid dispersion containing ionizable and poorly water-soluble drug. European Journal of Pharmaceutics
and Biopharmaceutics 72 (2009) 83-90.
4. Huyen Thi Thanh Tran, Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Kyung-Ho
Lee, Beom-Jin Lee. Preliminary imaging analysis for enhanced intestinal uptake of non-
soluble polystyrene microspheres in the presence of oleic acid using rat intestine. Journal
of Korean Pharmaceutical Sciences 39 (2009) 155-159.
5. Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Han-Gon Choi, Hyo-Kyung Han,
Beom-Jin Lee. The roles of acidifiers in solid dispersions and physical mixtures.
International Journal of Pharmaceutics 384 (2010) 60-66.
6. Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Kyung-Ho Lee, Dong-Jin Kim,
Beom-Jin Lee. Dissolution-modulating mechanism of pH modifiers in solid dispersion
containing weakly acidic or basic drugs with poor water solubility. Expert opinion on
drug delivery 7 (2010) 647-661.
7. Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Jisung Lim, Jun-Bom Park, Soon-
Kuk Choi, Beom-Jin Lee. Physicochemical characterization of controlled release solid
dispersion containing a poorly water-soluble drug. Therapeutic Delivery 1 (2010) 51-62.
8. Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Jae-seung Choe, Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Young-Min Park,
Beom-Jin Lee. Design and mechanism of on-off pulsed drug release using nonenteric
polymeric systems via pH modulation. AAPS PharmSciTech published online 15
December 2010. DOI: 10.1208/s12249-010-9562-1. 9. Ren Shan, Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Yun-Seok Rhee, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Beom-
Jin Lee. Investigation of degradation mechanism of rabeprazole with solid state
pharmaceutical excipients. Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation 40 (2010). DOI:
10. Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Seung Aeon Lee, Vo Hong Nho,
Sang-Cheol Chi, Beom-Jin Lee. Roles of MgO release from polyethylene glycol 6000-
based solid dispersions on microenvironmental pH, enhanced dissolution and reduced gastrointestinal damage of telmisartan. Archives of Pharmacal Research 34 (2011) 775 -
11. Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Nam Sung Ha, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Jun-Bom Park,
Beom-Jin Lee. Dissolution-enhancing mechanism of alkalizers in poloxamer-based solid
dispersions and physical mixtures containing poorly water-soluble valsartan. Chemical &
pharmaceutical bulletin. In press volume 59(7), 2011.
12. Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Jun-Bom Park, Beom-Jin Lee.
Controlled Release Systems Containing Solid Dispersions: Strategies and Mechanisms. Pharmaceutical Research (2011). [Epub ahead of print]. DOI 10.1007/s11095-011-
13. Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Jun-Bom Park, Dong Hun Min,
Han-Gon Choi, Hyo-Kyung Han, Yun-Seok Rhee, Beom-Jin Lee. Investigation of
physicochemical factors affecting the stability of a pH-modulated solid dispersion and a tablet during storage. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, in press, 2011.
+ One patent about Bambuterol, the drug used in asthmatic treatment. + Best Poster Award of The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea (PSK) in autumn of the year 2010.


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