Dr Kevin Huynh
PhD | BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne
Dr Huynh is a Group Leader in the Metabolomics laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. He currently holds a NHMRC EL1 Investigator fellowship and has positions in both the Baker Department of Cardiovascular Research, Translation and Implementation (La Trobe University) and the Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health (University of Melbourne). He joined the Metabolomics lab as a research assistant in 2012 and later completed his PhD in the same group in 2019 (Monash University). During his PhD, Dr Huynh developed and published a comprehensive lipidomics approach that enables profiling a broad range of lipid metabolites in human plasma at high throughput. This platform was subsequently used to characterise lipid signatures associated with Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes.
Dr Huynh’s current research focuses on the utilisation and develop of mass spectrometry approaches to investigate the role of lipids in cardiometabolic diseases. His work involves the progressive development and maintenance of the current lipidomics platform within the laboratory. In 2021, Dr Huynh was awarded a NHMRC EL1 investigator grant to continue his research in understanding lipid metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease using peripheral immune cells in large cohort studies. In 2023, Dr Huynh was awarded an ARC discovery project grant to develop novel high-throughput approaches in lipidomic analysis to better understand regulators of human lipid metabolism.