Han Ngoc Lam completed the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology from Cornell University in 2014. Her research was supervised by Dr. Samuel W. Cartinhour and was on Pseudomonas syringae pv. DC3000 with a focus on regulation of the Type III secretion system, which is the bacterial virulence factor. Before coming to Cornell, Hanh earned her B.S. degree in Biotechnology from Nong Lam University in Hochiminh city, in Vietnam. Then she worked at Nong Lam university for 2 years as an apprentice lecturer. Awarded the Vietnam Education Foundation fellowship, Hanh came to Cornell, where she was equipped with research skills in both experimental and computational analysis. Hanh is currently a postdoctoral scientist in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, working on developing a method for high throughput screen of antimicrobial compounds.