2017 CURE Intern: Yingjun Huang
David Douglas High School
Mentor: Conroy Sun, Ph.D.
Yingjun Huang is a first year participant in the CURE program, with a strong personal desire to become a doctor. After experiencing a terrible loss with the death of his father, he has dedicated himself to this dream. Immigrating to the United States in 2013, he knows there is a long road ahead, but being selected to participate in the CURE program is an excellent step forward toward accomplishing his goals.
As a student at David Douglas High School, Yingjun recently completed his junior year. He maintains a GPA of 3.9 even with an extremely challenging schedule of advanced classes that includes Statistics, Trigonometry, Calculus, Anatomy, and Physiology. A teacher writes, "Yingjun is one of the top students in my class. He always looks for deeper understanding within the units taught." Another writes, "Yingjun's character rivals his academic achievements. I have never known him to yield integrity for expediency. His honesty is above reproach."
In addition to his busy academic schedule, Yingjun also participates in Key Club, College Possible, and the American Red Cross. He serves as president of the American Red Cross club at his high school, and also volunteers at the main Red Cross in Portland.
Yingjun is interning in the lab of Conroy Sun, Ph.D. His research topic is "Synthesis and Evaluation of Alginate Nanoparticle for Intracellular Delivery of Doxorubicin".