June 10th, 2024

Watch our Honorable Mention Video Shorts!


2024 Honorable Mention Recipients

Let's give another round of applause to our 2024 Honorable Mention award recipients!

When students are named Semifinalists in the Genes in Space competition, they are asked to submit short, minute-long video summaries outlining their ideas and experimental plans. We proudly present the ten Honorable Mention award-winning presentations that captured our attention with their ingenuity and originality.

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Ronald Chen (17) & Tsz Hang Ko (16) from Stuyvesant High School in New York, NY

Topic: Exercise as a countermeasure for insulin resistance in space

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Tanvi Gawande (16) from Eastside High School in Gainsville, FL

Topic: Chemically modified molecular aptamer beacon biosensor to monitor the immune health of astronauts in space

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Jiya Rai (17) from Solon High School in Solon, OH

Topic: Microglial inflammation: 17β-Estradiol sex-related role and possible solution in space.

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Kim Huynh (16) & Luna Joo (16) from Fairmont Preparatory Academy in Anaheim, CA

Topic: Potential relationship between microgravity and interleukin 6-STAT-3 pathway in stored liver iron proteins

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Sneha Goswami (17) from Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, MA

Topic: Does microgravity induce changes in amyloid precursor protein gene expression?

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Elizabeth Ben (14) from The Pierrepont School in Westport, CT

Topic: Monitoring PFOA Levels in Astronauts Aboard the ISS using an Aptamer-based Fluorescence Sensor.

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Raphael Aca (17) & Elliana Mathews (16) from Cherokee High School in Canton, GA

Topic: Investigation on irregular methylation patterns during fetal development in space

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Fiona Samson (18) & Janhavi Tonge (18) from Troy High School in Troy, MI

Topic: Targeting Mitochondrial Dynamics for Mitigating Spaceflight-Induced Neurodegeneration

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Anisha Pandey (16) & Blake Brown (18) from Fort Worth Country Day in Fort Worth, TX

Topic: The Impact of MHC Pathway & Lipid Metabolism Genes on T-Cell Differentiation in Microgravity

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Amy Sooraj (17) & Eva Russo (16) from The Bronx School of Science in New York, NY

Topic: Epigenetic alterations to the connexin-43 protein in mediating ependymal cell communication in space

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