Steven Truong ’20

Marshall Scholar; MPhil Candidate in Computational Biology, University of Cambridge

The son of Vietnam War refugees, Steven Truong graduated MIT with a double major in biological engineering and writing. Truong spent two years researching diabetes therapies in the laboratories of professors Daniel G. Anderson and Robert S. Langer ScD ’74 in the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. He subsequently pursued diabetes research in the laboratory of Professor Douglas A. Lauffenburger in the Department of Biological Engineering and received a National Science Foundation summer grant to conduct research at the University of California at San Francisco Diabetes Research Center. Truong leads a diabetes research project he cofounded in Vietnam the summer after his first year at MIT. While at MIT, he was named a Goldwater Scholar and Marshall Scholar. As a Marshall Scholar, Truong is currently studying computational biology at University of Cambridge, UK.

Steven Truong ’20 is speaking at MIT Better World (Health) on February 18, 2021.