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Next Level Prep

Career Coaching. Academic Prep. Professional Development.

How It Started

Dr. David H. Nguyen, PhD, worked as a college prep consultant for 7 years helping students from wealthy families prepare for college.  During this time, he volunteered his services for low-income families and victims of human trafficking, which made him realize how unfair the system was for people from socioeconomically challenging backgrounds. This realization, however, was nothing new to him since he grew up in a low-income family of immigrants. He thus created tutorial videos to teach career skills to those who could not afford coding camps and career consultants. Those video lessons became the foundational online courses of Next Level Prep. If you are a nonprofit organization seeking free self-paced, on-demand courses for your employees or patrons, please reach out to us. 

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David H. Nguyen, PhD
Founder & Chief Cheerleader
Contact Us
dave@nexlevprep.com

Dave's Science Background

Dr. Nguyen is a computational biologist who invented the LCPC Transform, an algorithm that measures shape in ways not possible with area, volume, and signal intensity. He obtained his B.A. (Molecular & Cellular Biology) and Ph.D. (Endocrinology) from University of California, Berkeley. Following this, he was an Affiliate Scientist in the Division of Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and then a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. 

How It Started

Dr. David H. Nguyen, PhD, worked as a college prep consultant for 7 years helping students from wealthy families prepare for college.  During this time, he volunteered his services for low-income families and victims of human trafficking, which made him realize how unfair the system was for people from socioeconomically challenging backgrounds. This realization, however, was nothing new to him since he grew up in a low-income family of immigrants. He thus created tutorial videos to teach career skills to those who could not afford coding camps and career consultants. Those video lessons became the foundational online courses of Next Level Prep. If you are a nonprofit organization seeking free self-paced, on-demand courses for your employees or patrons, please reach out to us. 

Dave photo 1012x1116.jpg
David H. Nguyen, PhD
Founder & Chief Cheerleader
Contact Us
dave@nexlevprep.com

Dave's Science Background

Dr. Nguyen is a computational biologist who invented the LCPC Transform, an algorithm that measures shape in ways not possible with area, volume, and signal intensity. He obtained his B.A. (Molecular & Cellular Biology) and Ph.D. (Endocrinology) from University of California, Berkeley. Following this, he was an Affiliate Scientist in the Division of Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and then a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. 

Dave is a Nationally Recognized Biomedical Scientist

 

Dr. Nguyen was nominated (NOT elected yet) for 2024's Alan T. Waterman Award at the U.S. National Science Foundation (we won't know the results until mid 2024). This is the highest award in the U.S. for scientists who are 40-years-old and under. The nomination and letters of support are from five prominent scientists in the U.S.


Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, PhD *Nominator*

University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), Prof & Vice Chair of Research of Dept of Rad Onc
Expertise: Radiation biology, mammary gland biology, breast cancer, TGFbeta, stem cell biology

William Jagust, MD

UC Berkeley, Distinguished Prof in Dept of Neuroscience, Dept Public Health
Expertise: Alzheimer’s, image biomarkers of Alzheimer’s, machine learning in dementia research

J. Wesson Ashford, MD, PhD

Stanford, Prof and Director of the War-Related Injury and Illness Study Center at the Palo Alto VA
Expertise: Alzheimer’s, geriatric psychiatry, diagnostic aids for detecting cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury

Brian Feeley, MD

University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), Prof & Chief of Sports Medicine in Dept of Orthopedic Surgery
Expertise: orthopedic surgery, MSK development, stem cell biology

Sylvain Costes, PhD

NASA Ames Research Center, Branch Chief in the Space Biosciences Research Branch
Expertise: radiation biology, image analysis, omics data, ML/AI on space biology

OUR TEAM

Our coaches have Master's Degrees, PhDs, JDs, and MDs that come with decades of experience.

We are based out of San Francisco Bay Area, CA, but meet our clients online via video conferencing. Distance is not a problem!

info@nexlevprep.com

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