Yuhao (Danny) Huang (2014)

Huang, DannyAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta

Citation: Pursuing an Honors Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Alberta, Danny has been extensively involved in research and community leadership. Danny’s investigation into prostate cancer has received the Gold Medal, Platinum, and Best-in-Fair accolades at the Canada Wide Science Fair 2011 and was one of the four regional projects to represent Canada at the International Google Science Fair 2012. To date, Danny is continuing his work in cancer biology, epidemiology, and structure biology, while co-authoring various scientific publications.

Aside from academia, Danny has founded the Kids Help Phone Student Committee, an official affiliation of the Kids Help Phone at the University of Alberta, and co-founded TeamUP Science, a registered non-profit organization working to promote STEM education. Recently, he has launched the National Student Network, an innovative online platform that centralizes youth-relevant opportunities and crowd-sources mentorship from exceptional youth in Canada. Danny also serves as a Board Member for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, a 5 million dollar grant giving body and as the Executive Vice President for the Canadian Blood Services Youth Committee. During his spare time, he enjoys web development, dance and music.