March 16, 2017 Published in Schools, Top Stories

T. J. Senior Wins $70,000 In Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017

Prathik Naidu, Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017: 3-D interactions of the human genome in cancer (Courtesy Photo)

On Tuesday night, March 14, Prathik Naidu, 18, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology  won seventh place and $70,000 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, founded and produced by Society for Science & the Public

Prathik created a new machine learning software to study 3D interactions of the human genome in cancer. He also started The Classics Project, an initiative that holds reading groups for military veterans to explore the present-day relevance of classic war texts, such as Homer’s Odyssey

“Congratulations to Prathik on being named a top winner in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News. “His dedication to exploring new cancer treatments through science is inspiring and we can’t wait to see what he will accomplish.” 

 

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