TURNING POINT: Refugee role model


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Abstract

Plant biologist Tien Huynh, a refugee from Vietnam, channelled her love of plants into researching conservation of critically endangered species in Australia. She then moved on to looking at cancer-fighting compounds in Asian plants at RMIT University in Melbourne. This year, she was named a ‘Superstar of STEM', a programme run by Science & Technology Australia to recognize successful women and foster their skills as mentors.

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