Thursday, February 2, 2017

Roanoke Valley Governor’s School 2017 Student Project Forum Awards

Patrick Henry High School juniors Wells Carson and Gretchen Kepley, who won 1st place in the Animal Sciences B category for their project titled, "The Effect of Lead on Gene Expression and Development of Zebrafish Embryos"

Patrick Henry High School juniors Wells Carson and Gretchen Kepley, who won 1st place in the Animal Sciences B category for their project titled, “The Effect of Lead on Gene Expression and Development of Zebrafish Embryos”

On Saturday, January 28th, 264 gifted and talented students from across the Roanoke Valley participated in Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology’s annual Student Project Forum. The following students received awards in their categories:

ANIMAL SCIENCES A

Third Place

“The Effect of Coenzyme Q10 Supplement on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna”

Nickolas Chu, Patrick Henry High School

Nathalie Lemon, Patrick Henry High School

 

Second Place

“The Effect of Chamomile Tea on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna”

Gemma Blackshaw, Patrick Henry High School

Louisa Prillaman, Patrick Henry High School

 

First Place

“Comparing Zebrafish CNS Development in Roanoke River Water and in Polluted Water”

Olivia DeMattia, Patrick Henry High School

Cabell Whitlow, Patrick Henry High School

 

ANIMAL SCIENCES B

Third Place

“The Effect of Passiflora incarnata on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna”

Brady Holbrook, Franklin County High School

Jacob McCall, Franklin County High School

 

Third Place

“The Effect of Guarana on the Heart Rate of D. magna”

Case Eshelman, Patrick Henry High School

Henry Holbrook, Patrick Henry High School

 

Second Place

“The Effect of CdTe Quantum Dots on the Growth and Regeneration of D. tigrina”

Lauren Thornton, Franklin County High School

 

First Place

“The Effect of Lead on Gene Expression and Development of Zebrafish Embryos”

Wells Carson, Patrick Henry High School

Gretchen Kepley, Patrick Henry High School

 

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Third Place

“Targeting PIK3CB to Treat Glioblastoma”

Vanessa Lin, Franklin County High School

 

Second Place

“ALDOA as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”

Vishnu Karri, Hidden Valley High School

 

First Place

“Analysis of in vitro Microvascular Models of Diabetic Retinopathy”

Matthew Svec, Hidden Valley High School

 

First Place

“Determining the Effect of Connexin-43 Mutations on Intercellular Communication”

Ellen Wood, Patrick Henry High School

BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIOR SCIENCES A

Third Place

“The Effect of Vitamin D Milk as a Natural Mouth Rinse on S. epidermidis”

Alex Anama, Salem High School

 

Second Place

“Preliminary Interest in Regular Screening of Cognition using Smart Devices”

Jaelen Guerrant, Patrick Henry High School

 

First Place

“Roles for a Synaptic Adhesion Molecule in Visual System Development”

Natalie Huebschman, Patrick Henry High School

 

First Place

“The Effect of Fluoxetine on Zebrafish Embryonic Development”

Dalton Hilovsky, Patrick Henry High School

Evan Muller, Patrick Henry High School

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