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Hello Helicuties! 

What is a Helicutie you may ask?

Helicutie= Helix + Cutie. Anyone who likes science and reads this blog is a Helicutie! 

We created this blog to share with you our journey in life and in STEM. We are navigating this experience as women, as first-generation students, as siblings, and as friends who drink way too much chai tea.  We have lots of exciting posts and content for you coming soon!

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Nice to meet you, Helicutie! My name is Phuong (as in Ty-Phoon), and I’m a 2nd year PhD student in the Molecular Engineering program at UW. I got my bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford and my masters at UW. My research interests include biomaterials and drug delivery, which are both topics that I am excited to share with you all! When I’m not in lab I like to read novels, sip on chai tea, care for my growing indoor plant collection, and hike around Seattle’s numerous trails.

Hey, Helicuties! My name is Ayumi (Eye-You-Me) and I’m a 2nd year grad student at the University of Washington. I’m in the Molecular Engineering program and my focus is on drug delivery for improved treatment of infectious disease. I got my bachelors in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. I love biology (especially infectious disease biology), and organic chemistry. I'm a desert girl but I love living in the PNW. In my free time, I like to dance, hike, watch trashy tv, and cook.