Thien is a Research Assistant working with Kwang Choi, PhD at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park and intends to continue his education in pursuit of a Medical degree. He believes that it would be a great honor to serve those in harm’s way and expresses interest in pursuing a career in military medicine.
Thien is currently involved in the Biomarker project for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. He assists in the collection of survey data and biological samples acquired from military service members. He is also a co-author of Analysis of Kinase Gene Expression in the Frontal Cortex of Suicide Victims: Implication of Fear and Stress, a recent publication in the Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.