Four Smithtown Students Named Regeneron Scholars

Four Smithtown Students Named Regeneron Scholars
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Three High School East students and one High School West student are among the 46 Long Island seniors named Regeneron Scholars in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the country’s oldest high school competition in the math and sciences. The top 300 science research students nationwide were chosen for this honor.

High School East seniors Sydney Bracht, Cindy Li and Shrey Thaker and High School West senior Sarah Adamo have been recognized for their science research projects. 

Sydney’s project is “A Reverse Genetic Approach to Identify Novel Regulators of Cell Invasive Behavior.” Cindy’s research focuses on “The Role of Sts-1 and Sts-2 in ROS Response in Mononuclear Phagocytes,” while Shrey’s research was conducted on “The Role of miR-34a in Colorectal Cancer Racial Health Disparity.” Sarah’s research project is on “Acetylcholine and Nicotine Potentiate Currents in Cells Isolated from the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis.”

Each scholar receives a $2,000 prize, and individual schools get $2,000 for each of their recognized students. Forty finalists will be named on Jan. 23 and will compete on March 8-14 in Washington, D.C., for prizes totaling more than $1.8 million. Winners will be announced March 13 at the National Building Museum.

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