Julie Huynh

College of Medicine – Tucson
Year Entered Program: 
Degrees Received: 
  • MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona
  • BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona
About Me: 

Writing is my favorite pastime. I have written short stories for fun since I was a little kid. But I also developed a passion for science writing after I began reporting for the science section of the University of Arizona’s campus newspaper, which led me to get involved in writing for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a hereditary breast and ovarian cancer nonprofit. Aside from writing, I’m always looking for new places and people to photograph. I love learning about people, from the things they do to the places they’re from, and telling their stories through any medium I can. I also enjoy playing around with my paints and making sure my piano technique doesn’t get too rusty.

Honors & Awards: 
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting--Conquer Cancer Foundation Patient Advocate Scholarship, 2016
  • University of Arizona Graduate Professional Student Counsel Research and Project Grant, 2015
  • Arizona Daily Wildcat Alumni Award, 2015
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Outstanding Senior Award, University of Arizona, 2014
  • Galileo Circle Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2014
  • Mary Helen Memorial Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2014
  • Ed Schulman Award, University of Arizona, 2014
  • Marie Hamilton Award, University of Arizona, 2014
  • Undergraduate Biology Research Program Travel Grant, University of Arizona, 2013
  • University of Arizona Honors Alumni Legacy Travel Grant, 2013
  • Microscopy Society of America Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 2013
  • Dean’s List and Academic Distinction, University of Arizona


Selected Publications: 
  1. Huynh JM, Dang H, Fares H. “Measurement of Lysosomal Size and Degradation in Adult Caenorhabditis elegans.” Bio-Protocol. 2018, 8(3): e2724. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2724.

  2. Pugh Yi RH, Rezende LF, Huynh J, Kramer K, Cranmer M, Schlager L, Dearfield CT, Friedman SJ. "XRAYS (eXamining Relevance of Articles to Young Survivors) Program Survey of Information Needs and Media Use by Young Breast Cancer Survivors and Young Women at High-Risk for Breast Cancer." Health Communication. Published online first on September 28th, 2017. PMID: 28956616

  3. Huynh JM, Laukaitis CM. Panel testing reveals nonsense and missense CDH1 mutations in families without Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer. Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine. 2016 March; 4: 232-236, PMID: 27064202\

  4. Huynh JM, Dang H, Munoz-Tucker IA, O’Ketch M, Liu IT, Perno S, Bhuyan N, Crain A, Borbon I, Fares H. ESCRT-Dependent Cell Death in a Caenorhabditis elegans Model of the Lysosomal Storage Disorder Mucolipidosis Type IV. GENETICS. 2016 February; 202: 619-638, PMID: 26596346

  5. Miller A, Schafer J, Upchurch C, Spooner E, Huynh J, Hernandez S, McLaughlin B, Oden L, Fares H. Mucolipidosis type IV Protein TRPML-1 Dependent Lysosome Formation. Traffic. 2015 March; 16: 284-297, PMID: 25491304