June 17th, 2024

Watch our Junior Scientist Awardee's Video Shorts!

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2024 Junior Scientist Awardees

Magnificent Middle School Minds!

For the first time since Genes in Space was founded in 2015, we've asked our Junior Scientist Award winners to put together video summaries of their award-winning experiments. These students were selected for the creativity and scientific rigor of their ideas. We can't wait to see what they come up with next year! Watch the full playlist

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Jonathan Kim (13) from Tenafly Middle School in Tenafly, New Jersey

Topic: The Effects of Microgravity on Organ Transplant Rejection

Watch their Video Presentation!

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Eesha Vanamala (13) from Brooklawn Middle School in Parsippany, New Jersey

Topic: Analyzing TGF-β and IL-6 in Cytokine Dysregulation to Prevent Cognitive Decline for Astronauts

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Austin and Massimilano.png Massimiliano Cataldi (left) and Austin Fluckiger (right)

Massimiliano Cataldi (14) and Austin Fluckiger (13) from The Saints Academy in Beverly, Massachusetts

Topic: Genetic Mutations of Staphylococcus on the ISS and The Detrimental Effect on Space Travel

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Janely Gonzalez (13) from Steindorf K-8 STEAM School in San Jose, California

Topic: Insights into protein folding dynamics from space-specific high-energy radiation and microgravity

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Lavanya Tonge (12) from Smith Middle School in Troy, Michigan

Topic: Muscle Stem Cell Aging in Space

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Shawn Chen Shawn Chen

Shawn Chen (13) from Porter Ranch Community School in Porter Ranch, California

Topic: Quantitative Study of Methanosarcinaceae DNA Damage for Better Sustainability of Space Missions

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Seha Bulathsinghala Seha Bulathsinghala

Seha Bulathsinghala (14) from BASIS San Antonio, Shavano Campus in San Antonio, Texas

Topic: The Effects Of Cosmic Radiation on the BRCA1, BRCA2, and CHD4 (rs74790047, p.D140E) Genes

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