Huy Nguyen is a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under Dr. Hyndman’s mentorship. With a background in organic chemistry from HCMC University of Education, Vietnam, Huy transitioned to biotechnology, earning a master’s degree in the United States.

His interest in kidney disease research was sparked during work in a kidney xenotransplantation lab. Huy aspires to become a principal investigator, focusing on developing therapies for kidney diseases. He is driven by a passion for making impactful contributions to healthcare.

Q: What advice would you give to undergraduate scholars who want to get more experience with research?
To get more experience, you need to understand what you’re doing and then map out a solid plan. These are the absolute must-haves for being a good researcher. If I had to choose just one, I’d say understanding your topic is key. Without that clear understanding, your plan won’t have much to stand on.

What thought/philosophy has helped you during difficult times?
You’ll learn more quickly and remember for longer when faced with challenges.