In alignment with the mission of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) to serve the veterans, our laboratory has a strong interest and an established track record in promoting the educational development of military veteran college students from Cañada College, a Hispanic-serving local community college.  To integrate our research with educational outreach, Dr. Huang frequently performs various activities, including guest lecturing on fundamental bioengineering concepts in a STEM seminar series at Cañada College; and by providing a research experience for Cañada veteran undergraduate students in our laboratory.  Our goal is to ultimately increase the participation of veterans and underrepresented minorities in STEM-related education and careers. Additionally, our laboratory also participates in other outreach opportunities to promote STEM education to high school and college students.

2020

September

The research of Dr. Huang and postdoctoral fellow, Alex Chan, is featured in the VA Currents, a publication that disseminates Veteran-related research to the Veteran community.  The article focuses on our research to study the efficacy of stem cell therapy to individuals with prior smoking history or nicotine use.

August

Dr. Huang talks about her career path to college students from the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Undergraduate Research Program. Many of the students are from underrepresented groups.

July

Dr. Huang gives a guest seminar to high school students in the Stanford University EXPLORE Lecture Series on Biomedical Research For High School Students.  Her talk is on "Stem Cell Approaches to Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering"


Dr. Huang gives a guest seminar to high school students in the Girls in Science and Engineering (GSE) Stanford Summer Program. It is a no-cost, virtual summer camp designed for high school girls interested in STEM, run by a group of Stanford undergraduates passionate about STEM outreach. Participants will also see presentations by female Stanford professors where they will learn about their research, experiences, and career paths

February

Dr. Huang is the instructor of the 2020 Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Cardiovascular Differentiation Lab Course that is sponsored by the NIH.  The students are comprised of trainees from around the US for this week-long hands-on laboratory course related to cardiovascular differentiation.

Shown here is Alex Chan, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Huang’s laboratory who is assisting in the course by teaching students the morphological features of cardiovascular cells

2019

May

Dr. Huang is among several faculty members to present to students at Boston University to promote diversity in STEM education and research.  Her presentation is on "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solve Biomedical Problems."

March

Dr. Huang gives a guest seminar to students at Cañada College, a local Hispanic serving college, to promote STEM education and careers.  See her talk on YouTube.

2018

July

Dr. Huang gives a guest seminar to high school students in the Stanford University EXPLORE Lecture Series on Biomedical Research For High School Students.  Her talk is on "Stem Cell Approaches to Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering."

June

Adam Davies, a rising junior at University of California Davis, joins the laboratory as our summer intern through a funded grant from the US Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.

May

Dr. Huang was among three faculty who have outreach talks to undergraduates about "Bringing Diversity To Science." The talks were organized by the Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Council of the American Heart Association. The talks were held at Cañada College, a Hispanic-serving local college with a large veteran population.

2017

August

We are honored that the national veteran publication, Veterans Affairs Research Currents, featured two veteran undergraduates in our lab, Nick Mezak and Nick McMenomy and their interest in biomedical research.

June

Nicholas McMenomy, a veteran an undergraduate student at San Jose State University, joins the laboratory as our summer intern through a funded grant from the US Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.

April

Dr. Huang is the instructor of the 2017 Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Cardiovascular Differentiation Lab Course that is sponsored by the NIH.  The students are comprised of trainees from around the US for this week-long hands-on laboratory course related to cardiovascular differentiation.

2015

July

Veteran undergraduate researcher Nicholas Mezak was featured in the Veterans resource publication, G.I. Jobs, for his research in the Huang lab.  Nick strives to inspire other Veterans to pursue research biomedical careers.

March

Dr. Huang gave an invited lecture at a STEM Seminar Series at Cañada College on "Stem Cell Approaches to Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering."

February

Dr. Huang is the instructor of the 2015 Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Cardiovascular Differentiation Lab Course that is sponsored by the NIH.  The students are comprised of trainees from around the US for this week-long hands-on laboratory course related to cardiovascular differentiation.”

2014

August

We welcome Nick Mezak, a Veteran college student from Cañada College for a research internship in the Huang lab!

February

Dr. Huang is the instructor of the 2014 Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Cardiovascular Differentiation Lab Course that is sponsored by the NIH.  The students are comprised of trainees from around the US for this week-long hands-on laboratory course related to cardiovascular differentiation.