Julie Huynh

MS II
Year Entered Program: 
2016
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, 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\

  2. 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

  3. 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