Minh Huyen Nguyen ‘22
Program: MS in Bioinformatics
In her spare time, Minh enjoys cooking, and volunteering for a non-profit organization operated by a team of volunteers who are international students and Vietnamese professionals around the world to promote activities and provide free courses related to STEAM education for Vietnamese young students.
Get to know Minh Huyen Nguyen!
Why did you choose Brandeis GPS?
I chose to apply for the Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Brandeis University because I was drawn to its perspectives in providing students with the cutting-edge intellectual approaches to multiple complex biological systems through big data wrangling, synthesis, experiment design, and computational solutions based upon a multidisciplinary foundation.
What inspired you to choose your field of study?
I was always interested in science and technology, and how it contributes to the development of human well-being through biomedical research and practical applications with information technology. With my background in biochemistry and data analytics during college and then pursuing a career in the biotech industry, it really inspires me to choose to apply to the MS in Bioinformatics program.
How have you enjoyed your experience at Brandeis thus far?
The lessons are structured well and really engage students with the contents from the courses, despite the virtual platform of the program. The weekly discussion forum also provides a good opportunity for the students to participate in the conversation with the classmates and the instructors, and to learn from each other’s perspectives.
What are your hopes and aspirations for the rest of your time at Brandeis?
I hope to take courses that would help me extend my knowledge about the useful bioinformatics tools and techniques and how to apply them to solve real-world problems in the jobs.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I’ll continue to pursue my career in Biotech and further explore opportunities that I can apply what I have learned from the courses at Brandeis.
What advice would you give to incoming students?
Be ready to work independently and learn from “outside of the box”.
What has been your favorite class to-date?
RBIF111, challenging but indeed a very helpful course.