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2010 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) Awards

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 by for Awards, NYCSEF.

NYCSEF Second Award

  • Ying Yao Louie (Biochemistry )
    Project: Provitamin A carotenoid conversion to vitamin A, in the liver, involves different hepatic cell types and their interactions.
    Mentor: Dr. William S. Blaner, Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Medicine
  • Kurnvir Singh (Earth & Planetary Sciences )
    Project: Data on the Faunal Composition of the Bayn Shireh Formation from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
    Mentor: Dr. Alberto Prieto-Marquez, American Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleontology
  • Lawrence Tse (Animal Sciences )
    Project: Using a Khepera Robot to model the phototatic behavior of moths.
    Mentor: Dr. Frank W. Grasso, Brooklyn College, Department of Psychology

NYCSEF Third Award

  • Amanda Chan (Microbiology)
    Project: The attempt to clone the activation-induced cytidine deaminase in nurse shark.
    Mentor: Dr. Ellen Hsu, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    Amanda also won the US Metric Association Award "for the best use of the SI metric system in a science fair project."
  • Laura Cheng (Medicine & Health Sciences )
    Project: Regulation of Bone Marrow Cell Differentiation in Germfree Rats by Certain Bacteria and Bacterial Cell Wall Components.
    Mentor: Dr. Helen Durkin and Seto Chice, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Pathology
  • Rabia Iqbal (Biochemistry )
    Project: Study of the Catalytic Mechanisms of KatG: An Enzyme involved in the virulence and antibiotic resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
    Mentor: Dr. Richard S. Magliozzo, Brooklyn College, Department of Chemistry
  • Nicholas Macaluso & Olga Gulyayeva (Behavioral & Social Sciences )
    Project: Spatial Tagging in Locational Learning Through Memorization.
    Mentor: Dr. John L. Kubie, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology