Daniel T. Huynh ’13 was recently named as one of 27 recipients of the American Association for Cancer Research Center’s (AACR) Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award for Undergraduate Students. Huynh received this award in 2010 and was officially recognized at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 in April.

“I am very blessed to be acknowledged for my research. This award means a lot to me. There is a lot of great research being done in cancer and to have mine being mentioned in the same sentence is truly a humbling experience,” says Huynh.

The award, which is meant to inspire undergraduate science students to enter the field of cancer research, is a two-year award that provides a unique educational opportunity for students in the development of their careers in science.

In addition to the free registration for AACR Annual Meetings and a $1,500 stipend for expenses associated with attending the meetings and related school projects, this recognition gave Huynh the opportunity to enter the undergraduate poster presentation competition in which he placed second. He also won the Gary J. Miller award for biomedical research.

Huynh is also a volunteer for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times which strives to create a positive long-lasting impact on children with cancer and their families by providing fun-filled, medically supervised, cost-free, year-round camp programs.

At the annual meeting in April, Huynh presented his research on The natural products, parthenolide and andrographolide exhibit anti-cancer stem cell activity in multiple myeloma.

“This experience has not only made me become a better basic scientist, but also a better healthcare provider,” commented Huynh.

 


By Dua Her '09
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