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Science Talent Search (STS) 

Congratulations to these students, and to the faculty, post docs, graduate and undergraduate students who helped them in their research!

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Regeneron STS 2017

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PROJECT TITLES STONY BROOK FACULTY ADVISORS
Annette Chang
Woodbridge HS, Irvine, CA
Regeneron STS Scholar
Elucidating a Relationship Between Ligand-Flap Interactions and Drug Potency in HIV-1 Protease with Molecular Dynamics Simulations Dr. Carlos Simmerling
Chemistry
Aurnov Chattopadhyay
University HS, Irvine, CA
Regeneron STS Scholar
Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation Through Novel Nanocellulose Coagulants Synthesized Directly from Raw Biomass Dr. Benjamin Hsiao
Chemistry
Alan Chen
Herricks HS, New Hyde Park, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar
Understanding the Mobility of Important Trace Elements During Basalt Weathering with Implications for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission Dr. Joel Hurowitz
Dr. Troy Rasbury
Geosciences
Abbigayle Cuomo
Commack HS, Commack, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar
A Study of Westward Recurving Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the Atlantic Dr. Brian Colle
School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
Grace Hu
Jericho Senior HS, Jericho, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar

Advanced Au-SPIONs: Synthesis and Comparison of Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Personalized Nanomedicine Dr. Ya S. Wang
Mechanical Engineering
Alby Joseph
Walter Tresper Clarke HS, Westbury, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar
Optimized Fatty Acid Binding Protein Inhibitors: Augmenting the Viability of a Novel Pain-Relief Mechanism Dr. Iwao Ojima
Chemistry
Matthew Ko
John L. Miller Great Neck North HS, Great Neck, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar
Extraction of the Specific Shear Viscosity of the Quark-Gluon Plasma from Measurements of Flow Harmonics in Au + Au Collisions at 200 GeV Dr. Roy Lacey
Chemistry 
Sandra Li
Jericho HS, Jericho, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar
Elucidating Cancer Racial Health Disparities: The Differential Response of African and Caucasian American Colon Cancer Cells to Vitamin E Dr. Jennie Williams
Medicine-Cancer Prevention
Veda Murthy
Lexington HS, Lexington, MA
Regeneron STS Scholar
Towards a More Accurate Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to Classify Glioma Nuclear Images Dr. Dimitris Samaras
Computer Science
Michael Nachman
Paul D. Schreiber HS,
Port Washington, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar
An Analysis of Presidential Primaries as General Election Predictors Dr. Helmut Norpoth
Political Science
Kirti Nath
Ward Melville HS, E. Setauket, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar
Assessing the Developmental and Metabolic Toxicity of Neuroactive Pharmaceuticals Using Early Life Stage Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Dr. Anne McElroy
School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
Erika Nemeth
Smithtown HS East,
Saint James, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar 

Cell-Based Delivery of Gene-Silencing Products via Gap Junction Dr. Peter Brink
Physiology & Biophysics
Emily Peterson
Smithtown HS East,
Saint James, NY

Regeneron STS Finalist

Lecithin-Retinol Acyl Transferase in Squamous Cell Carcinoma: The Relationship Between Oncology and Wound Repair Dr. Marcia Simon
School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Miriam Rafailovich, 
Materials Science & Engineering

Ben Rhee
Syosset HS, Syosset, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar 

An Analysis of Power Dissipation in Extratropical Cyclones Dr. Brian Colle
School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
Alia Rizvon
Half Hollow Hills HS East, Dix Hills, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar 
A Potential Role for CCDC11 in Cytokinesis Evidenced Through Colocalization with Acetylated a-Tubulin Adjacent to Midbody During Abscission Dr. Ken-Ichi Takemaru
Pharmacological Sciences
Yash Samantaray
Syosset HS, Syosset, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar 
Impact of Coating Dithiocarbamate-Protected Ruthenium Nanoparticles on the Nafion® Membrane in the Performance of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell – a Novel Approach Dr. Miriam Rafailovich, 
Materials Science & Engineering
Rubin Smith
William A. Shine Great Neck South HS, Great Neck, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar 
Modeling Topography and Mammal Species Diversity within the Western U.S Basin and Range from 36Ma Dr. William Holt
Geosciences
Arjun Subramaniam
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Regeneron STS Finalist

 CadML: A New, Computational Approach to Optimizing Antibody Affinity for Design of Antibody Therapeutics Dr. Tom MacCarthy
Applied Math & Statistics 
Natalie Tan
Herricks HS, New Hyde Park, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar 

The Effect of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Exposure on Undifferentiated and Differentiated U937 Cell Susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus infection and Dextran Bacterial Antiadhesive Properties in Adipose-derived Stromal Cells Dr. Miriam Rafailovich, 
Materials Science & Engineering
Dr. Stephen Walker
Dental Medicine
Kavya Tangella
Ward Melville HS, E. Setauket, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar

Hearing Sounds, and the Illusion of Seeing Longer-Lasting Shapes Dr. Arthur Samuel
Psychology
Jessica Tian
Del Norte HS, San Diego, CA
Regeneron STS Finalist
 Antibacterial Property of Cellulose Paper Decorated with Ag/TiO2 Nanocomposites Dr. Benjamin Hsiao
Chemistry
Nestor Tkachenko
Ward Melville HS, E. Setauket, NY
Regeneron STS Scholar
Can Cars Fly? Eddy Current Levitation as Viable Technology Dr. Sergey Suchalkin
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ruisi Zhong
Smithtown HS East, 
Saint James, NY

Regeneron STS Scholar 
 Activation of Ventral Subiculum Neurons by Cued Emotional Learning Dr. David Talmage
Pharmacological Sciences
Dr. Lorna Role
Neurobiology & Behavior

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