Danielle Huk, a graduate student in Dr. Joy Lincoln’s lab, has been selected as one of the top 90 advanced graduate students in the U.S. She will get to share her work and meet with NIH scientists at the upcoming National Graduate Student Research Conference on October 6-8. The NGSRC is an annual two-day event held on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
Danielle Huk joined the Lincoln Lab in June 2011 after completing her BS in toxicology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. In the lab, Danielle is interested in examining the molecular mechanisms that regulate the SRY-transcription factor Sox9 in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease. Danielle is currently funded by an AHA Predoctoral Fellowship award.
Danielle is excited to share her science and interact with investigators at the NIH. "I am eager to take the next steps in my career and confident that the training I have received in Dr. Lincoln's lab and the experience I have gained at The Research Institute have prepared me to become a contributing member of the scientific community."
Dr. Lincoln is proud to have Danielle represent her lab and The Research Institute: "This prestigious award will provide Danielle the unique opportunity to showcase her research from Nationwide Children's Hospital to investigators at NIH. As an advanced student, Danielle will explore future career opportunities at NIH and participate in many professional development programs to facilitate her graduate student tenure. This will undoubtedly have a positive impact on Danielle's training and allow her to strive towards a successful independent career in biomedical sciences.”