Thao Do, Ph.D.


Dr. Thao Do managed the Education Program 2016-2018 and led the DNA Decoder team. She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Oxford, with a fellowship from the U.S. National Science Foundation and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. She is a named inventor on a patent held by Harvard University and has co-authored several journal papers and a book chapter. She earned a Scientists Teaching Science Certificate from NIH and taught doctors-in-training at the University of Oxford. She has been teaching, mentoring and organizing science and engineering events at universities and museums for more than 10 years. She is an aviation enthusiast and in her free time, she is a pilot. Dr. Do’s goal is to make science education fun and exciting for everyone!