Position/Title: Postdoctoral research fellow (Institute of Neurogenetics), PhD

Address: University of Lübeck; Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany

Tel: +49-451-2903352; Fax: +49-451-2903355



2012 Bachelor of Science (University of British Columbia)

2012-2016 PhD in Medical Genetics (Matthew Farrer, UBC), Centre for Applied Neurogenetics, Canada Excellence Research Chair

2015-2016 Visiting Scientist (Christine Van Broeckhoven, UA)

2017-present Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Christine Klein, Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck)



2014-present Reviewer (Journals):
Annals of Neurology
Nature Neurology Reviews
European Journal of Neurology
Scientific Reports
Neuroscience Letters
Parkinsonism and related disorders
Journal of Neurological Sciences
Movement disorders
Neurobiology of Aging
Parkinson’s disease


2012 UBC Faculty of Medicine Research Program

2012-2017 Genome BC Leading Edge Endowment Fund PhD Studentship

2013 Cold Spring Harbor Travel Award

2013 World Parkinson Congress Travel Award

2013 Life Science Institute 1st place poster award

2014 CIHR Doctoral Award : Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship

2014 Simons Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

2014 UBC Four Year PhD Fellowship Recipient

2015 Faculty of Medicine Graduate Award

2015 CIHR Michael Smith Foreign Exchange Supplement

2015 CIHR National Poster Competition Honourable Mention

2015 Canadian Student Health Research Forum Award

2015 Colorado Keystone Meeting Travel Award (declined)

2015 James Miller Memorial Award

2017 Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für Medizinische Forschung Travel Grant

2017-2020 CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship



From 21 original publications; total citations: 692; h-index: 9

  1. Trinh, J. and Farrer, M. (2013) Advances in the Genetics of Parkinson disease. Nature Neurology Review. 9(8):445-54. (IF: 18.42)

  2. Vilariño-Güell, C., Rajput, A., Milnerwood, A.J., Shah, B., Szu-Tu, C., Trinh, J., et al (2013) DNAJC13 mutations in Parkinson disease. Human Molecular Genetics. 23(7):1794-801. (IF: 6.0)

  3. Trinh, J., Amouri, R., Duda, J.E., Morley, J.F., Read, M., Donald, A., Vilariño-Güell, C., Thompson, C., Szu Tu, C., Gustavsson, E.K., Sassi, S.B., Hentati, E., Zouari, M., Farhat, E., Nabli, F., Hentati, F., Farrer, M.J. (2014)A comparative study of Parkinson’s disease and LRRK2 p.G2019S parkinsonism. Neurobiology of Aging. 35(5):1125-31. (IF: 5.2)

  4. Hentati, F.*, Trinh, J.*, Thompson, C., Nosova, E., Farrer, M.J., Aasly, J. (2014) LRRK2 parkinsonism in Tunisia and Norway: A comparative study of disease penetrance. Neurology. 5;83(6):568-9. *=equal contribution (IF: 8.3)

  5. Trinh, J., Gustavsson, E.K., Guella, I., Vilariño-Güell, C., Evans, D., Encarnacion, M., Sherman, H., Hentati, F., Farrer, M. (2014) The role of SNCA and MAPT in Parkinson disease and LRRK2 parkinsonism in the Tunisian Arab-Berber population. European Journal of Neurology. 21(11):e91-2. (IF: 4.0)

  6. Trinh, J., Guella, I., Farrer, M.J. (2014) Disease penetrance of late-onset parkinsonism: a meta-analyses. JAMA Neurology. 71(12):1535-9. (IF: 8.2)

  7. Gustavsson, E., Trinh, J, Guella, I, Vilarino-Guell, C., Cresswell, S., Stoessl, J., Tsui, J, McKeown, M., Rajput, A., Rajput, A., Aasly, J.O., Farrer, M.J. (2015) DNAJC13 genetic variants in Parkinsonism. Movement Disorders. 30(2):273-8. (IF: 5.7)

  8. Trinh, J., Guella I., Mckenzie, M., Gustavsson, E.K., Szu Tu, C., Petersen, M., Rajput, A.H., Rajput, A.H., McKeown, M., Jeon, B.S., Aasly, J.O., Bardien, S., Farrer, M.J. (2015) Novel LRRK2 mutations in parkinsonism. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 21(9):1119-21.(IF: 3.8)

  9. Trinh, J., Gustavsson, E.K., Bortnick, S., Vilariño-Güell, C., Latourelle, J., McKenzie, M., Szu Tu, C., Nosova, E., Khinda, J., Lesage, S., Brice, A., Aasly, J., Parkkinen, L., Foroud, T., Myers, R.H., Milnerwood, A., Sassi, S.B., Hentati, E., Nabli, F., Farhat, E., Amouri, R., Hentati, F., Farrer, M.J. (2016) DNM3 modifies age of onset in LRRK2 parkinsonism: a linkage and association study. Lancet Neurology. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(16)30203-4 (IF: 21.82)

  10. Trinh, J., Huening, I., Budler, N., Hingst, V., Lohmann, K., Gillessen-Kaesbach, G. A novel de novo mutation in CSNK2A1: Reinforcing the link to neurodevelopmental abnormalities and dysmorphic features. Journal of Human Genetics. 2017 (accepted, in press)