Donny Hoang

Position title: Grad Student


Don grew up in San José, California and started research as an undergrad at UC Davis in Dr. Artyom Kopp’s lab. After receiving his B.S. in Microbiology in 2014, Don moved to Bethesda, Maryland to work as a NIH postbac fellow in Dr. Todd Macfarlan’s lab. Don joined the Currie lab in 2017 where he will pursue a PhD. Outside of lab, Don enjoys drawing and sewing.


Yang P, Wang Y, Hoang D, Tinkham M, Patel A, Sun M-A, Wolf G, Baker M, Chien H-C, Lai N, Cheng X, Shen C-K J, and Macfarlan TS., 2017. A placental growth factor is silenced in mouse embryos by the zinc finger protein ZFP568. Science

Hoang D, Kopp A, Chandler JA., 2015. Interactions between Drosophila and its natural yeast symbionts—Is Saccharomyces cerevisiae a good model for studying the fly-yeast relationship? PeerJ

Atallah J, Vurens G, Mavong S, Mutti A, Hoang D, Kopp A., 2014. Sex-specific repression of dachshund is required for Drosophila sex comb development. Developmental Biology: Volume 386. Issue 2. 440-447.