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MRL MVPs: Pinshane Huang

10/1/2023 · By Amber Rose ·
Pinshane Huang is a photographer. Her camera—an electron microscope. Her subject—individual atoms.
Huang loves teaching freshman and seeing her students blossom scientifically and then leave as people she has a lot of respect for. “They’re incredible thinkers, incredible doers. And I know that whenever they leave, they’re going to have a huge impact on the world,” Huang says. To younger students, she advises that the people around you are the most important thing. If you can surround yourself with great collaborators, great people to learn from and work with, then that is worth more than any textbook you can find.