2017 Honor Society Inductees H-I

A-C  D-G  H-I  K-L  M-R  S  T-Z

Michelle Huynh, Hendrix College Michelle Huynh
Michelle is a senior at Hendrix College majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. In a behavioral neuroscience lab, she helped investigate the kappa opioid receptor system’s role in preventing maladaptive behavioral and physiological chronic stress effects in the rat model. Michelle’s most recent projects in gene expression focused on elucidating the mechanisms underlying the interactions of elongation factor Spt16 with chromatin during gene transcription. 

In addition to researching, Michelle plays flute in the chamber orchestra and is an international ambassador at Hendrix College. She has also served as the president of Hendrix College’s pre-health club/Alpha Epsilon Delta chapter, the student coordinator of campus blood drives, and a vice president of Asian Cultures Club. Michelle’s hobbies include playing classical piano, reading, and exercising. She will begin medical school in fall 2017. Michelle found a community of scientists and scholars who are also enthusiastic about research and the field of biochemistry through being a part of the ASBMB chapter. She has had many opportunities through the ASBMB chapter to promote science awareness and involvement by engaging in scientific outreach to various groups in her community.

Taylor Hyatt, Otterbein University Taylor Hyatt
Taylor graduates in spring 2017, from Otterbein University with an honors degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She has worked in Dr. David Sheridan’s laboratory for the last three years, studying the relationship between glucocorticoid receptors and other proteins within the cell. She plans to attend medical school and become a pediatric oncologist. On campus, Taylor is a member of the ASBMB student chapter, president of Otterbein’s Women in Science chapter and a lead peer mentor for the First Year Experience program. Serving as a peer mentor for three years has been invaluable in broadening her leadership and communication skills. As a lead peer mentor, she was able to help create a curriculum that was presented to all first year students in their FYE classes. Taylor also has volunteered for three years at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.