Nhat Quach

Nhat Quach


B.S. Biochemistry with Research Option, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Drug Delivery, Cancer Research and Stem Cell Biology

Of Note


Quach, N. D.; Mock, J. N.; Scholpa, N. E.; Eggert, M. W.; Payre, C.; Lambeau, G.; Arnold, R. D.; Cummings, B. S., Role of the phospholipase A2 receptor in liposome drug delivery in prostate cancer cells. Mol Pharm 2014, 11 (10), 3443-51.

Quach, N. D.; Arnold, R. D.; Cummings, B. S., Secretory phospholipase A2 enzymes as pharmacological targets for treatment of disease. Biochem Pharmacol 2014, 90 (4), 338-48.

McAndrews, K. M., McGrail, D. J., Quach N. D., Dawson, M. R., Spatially coordinated changes in intracellular rheology and extracellular force exertion during mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Physical biology 2014, 11 (5), 056004.

Callihan, P.; Ali, M.; Salazar, H.; Quach, N. D.; Wu, X.; Stice, S. L.; Hooks, S.P., Convergent regulation of neuronal differentiation and Erk and Akt kinases in human neural progenitor cells by Lysophosphatidic Acid, Sphingosine 1-phosphate, and LIF: Specific roles for the LPA1 receptor. ASN Neuro 2014, 6 (6).

McGrail, D. J.; Ghosh, D.; Quach, N. D.; Dawson, M. R., Differential mechanical response of mesenchymal stem cells and fibroblasts to tumor-secreted soluble factors. PLoS ONE 2012, 7 (3), e33248.4


Quach N, Scholpa N, Wilding S., Mock J, Arnold R, Cumming B (2013). Expression of the Phospholipase A2 Receptor (PLA2R) in Prostate Cancer Cells and its Role in Chemotherapeutic-Induced Cell Death. GRU Cancer Meeting.

McAndrews K, McGrail D, Quach N, Dawson M (2013). Utilizing Multiple Particle Tracking Microrheology and Traction Force Microscopy to Monitor Mechanical Progression of Differentiating Mesenchymal Stem Cells. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting.

Quach N, McAndrew K, McGrail D, Dawson M (2012). Understanding the Role of Soluble Growth Factors and Substrate Rigidity on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenesis. GT’s Undergraduate Spring Symposium.

McAndrews K, McGrail D, Quach N, Dawson M (2012). Mechanical Forces Generated by Mesenchymal Stem Cells Undergoing Differentiation on Hard and Soft Substrates. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting.