The Effects Of Alzheimer 's Disease On A Three Year College Level Course Provided By The University Of Albany

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During my freshman year of high school I earned the opportunity to conduct Intermediate Science Research through a three-year college level course provided by the University of Albany, State University of New York. The program entailed that each student find an area to research that pertained to his/her interest. In order to find an area that would encapsulate my interests, I delved into about 70 scientific journal articles, each correlating to impairments of the central nervous system. Subsequent to reading the scientific literature, I contacted Ph.D. researchers from America, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Shangai, and Brazil and convened with them about my knowledge in their field while discussing the potential of future projects. After thoroughly contemplating all possible research topics, I decided I wanted to research a therapy that would mitigate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in a nematode model. Through the majority of my junior and senior year I was part of a research team alongside Dr. Monica Driscoll, Dr. Shaunak Kamat, Dr. Christopher Link, and Dr. Daniel Marenda. Although my research team was primarily from America, I did however, have the support and aid of mentors internationally, and this created a strong sense of career development in me. I would spend time during the summer to administer the hypothesized therapy to the nematode model that was being researched and studied the results at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Rutgers University.…

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