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Remembering Timothy Nguyen Hoang

July 7, 2022

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Timothy Nguyen Hoang (August 29, 1992  -  June 18, 2022), a Biomedical Engineering alumnus, a friend to many students and faculty colleagues at Drexel University, passed away on June 18, 2022. Tim received his BS degree from Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems in 2015 and his PhD degree from Emory University in 2021. He was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Vaccine Research Center (VRC) in the Human Immunology Section.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends. His life and our memories of Tim Hoang will always be a blessing and comfort to those that knew him.

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Tim's friend and former Drexel Biomed classmate Julie Speer said, "Tim and I met on one of our first days at Drexel and we quickly became friends. I am grateful for the time we got to share, for the big moments (birthdays, graduations, research breakthroughs) and the daily ones (watching movies, cooking group dinner, listening to music while studying). Tim's passion and excitement were contagious, and he could make even the most routine tasks feel fun. I know Tim is missed terribly by all those who got to know him, and my thoughts are with Tim's family and loved ones."

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Tim's co-worker Alan Korman at Vir Biotechnology said, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague, Tim, here at Vir Biotechnology. Tim joined our immunology group in late 2021, and in person here in San Francisco in January 2022. He quickly became a valued member of our group. His expertise in T cell immunology was impressive, and he brought many needed skills to our work. We all appreciated Tim’s intelligence, straightforward manner, and maturity, as well as his likeable personality. We join his colleagues at Emory University in mourning the loss of a promising scientist. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time."

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