NYCSEF is the New York City Department of Education's annual science and technology research competition, coordinated by the City University of New York's College Now program. In February, 650 students from high schools across the city met at City College to display their scientific research projects. The top 140 students advanced to the Finals Round in March and the top 18 go on to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. Midwood sent five students to the Finals Round this year with a sixth headed off to ISEF.
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
- Na Xue
for her project "Rational design of novel anti-HIV peptides containing multi-functional domains." She worked with Dr. Shibo Jiang of the New York Blood Center. Na represented York City at the Intel ISEF in Atlanta, Georgia May 11-16, 2008 where she received a Fourth Place award in the Microbiology category.
NYCSEF Finals Round
- Vernon Wu
for his project "Potential Role for a PNC-27/28 peptide specific binding site in tumor cell plasma membrane to direct peptide dependent cytotoxicity." He worked with Dr. Josef Michl in the Pathology Department at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
- Cindy Mei
for her project "Second Generation Asians in America: Academic Achievement Based on Cultural Differences and Family Expectations".
- Anna Krivolapova
for her project "Genome-Wide Modeling and Analysis of PX Domains from the Model Organism Arabidopsis thaliana." She worked with Dr. Shaneen M. Singh in the Biology Department of Brooklyn College
- Leon Telis
for his project "Characterization of a Mutant KlK3 Gene Product and Its Implications in Invasive Prostate Cancer." He worked with Dr. Todd Hricik at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry.
- Frank Tidd
for his project "Characterization of TFE-3 Protein Expression in Lipopolysaccharide Stimulated Macrophages and non-stimulated macrophages." He worked with Dr. Christopher Roman at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.
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