January 26, 2017

Eight Bergen Academies students honored as national scholars in Regeneron Student Talent Search

Bergen 2017 Regeneron national scholars

Eight students from Bergen County Academies have been selected as national scholars (formerly called semifinalists) in the Regeneron Student Talent Search (Regeneron STS).

Regeneron STS, a program sponsored by the Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.

Founded in 1942, the Society has afforded the brightest young high school science students in America with the opportunity to present their original research to nationally recognized scientists.   Each national scholar receives a $2,000 award from Regeneron; competition finalists will be selected later this month.

Throughout the competition, a total of $3.1 million will be awarded to students engaged in science to help them obtain the opportunities and resources that they need to become the country’s next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) leaders.

The Bergen County Academies national scholars and their research projects, are:

Enoch Jiang, from the Academy of Business and Finance – Glutamine Addiction:  An Achilles Heel for Myc-Overexpressing Breast Cancer.

Indrani Das, from the Academy of Medical Science Technology – Exosomal miR-124a:  Novel Translational Astrocyte Repair in Reactive Astrogliosis in vitro.

Jacy Fang, from the Academy of Medical Science Technology – The Living Drug:  A Novel Method of Inducing Stem-Like Memory T Cells from Antigen-Experienced Cells for CAR-T Immunotherapy.

Jiwoo Lee, from the Academy of Medical Science Technology – The “Smart Cancer Drug”:  Targeting Cancer’s Achilles’ Heel with Conditional CRISPR/Cas9.

Christina Ping, from the Academy for Medical Science Technology –  Photosynthetic Production of Thyroglobulin from Inter-Kingdom Thyroid-Algae Hybrid Cells.

Varun Subramaniam, from the Academy of Medical Science Technology – A Novel in vitro Approach to Inducing Oxidative Stress Using UV Radiation in Neuronal Cells and Its Protection by Curcumin.

Andrew Kevin Fong, from the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology – FBXO-25:  A Prognostic Indicator of Effective Cancer Treatment.

Sabrina Josefina Gjerswold-Selleck,from the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology – The Effect of hnRNPM on EMT and Breast Cancer Metastasis.

Bergen County Academies is one of the four high school campuses comprising the Bergen County Technical Schools District.