Regeneron Science Talent Search 2023 Finalists

Society for Science and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. congratulate the 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2023, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The 2023 finalists were selected from 1,949 highly qualified entrants based on the originality and creativity of their scientific research, as well as their achievement and leadership both inside and outside of the classroom. Each finalist is awarded at least $25,000, and the top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000.


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Regeneron Science Talent Search 2023 Finalists

Kamisi Adetunji

School: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Project Title: Modifying Naturally Sourced Flavonoids for Increased Antioxidant Capacity and Antisickling Activity

Ariella Maia Blackman

School: Harrison High School, Harrison, NY

Project Title: Developing a Model in situ Resource Utilization System for Oxygen-Sustaining Life Support and Launch Cost Reduction for Mars

Angela Chen

School: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Project Title: Developing Wildfire Risk and Burn Area Prediction Models Using Comprehensive Environmental Variables for California With Machine Learning

Corona Chen

School: The University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, IL

Project Title: Understanding Incidental Microbial Communities Inside Ordinary Concrete Toward Decarbonization

Madeleine de Belloy

School: Lycée Français de San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Project Title: Computing the Mosaic Number of Reduced and Non-Reduced Projections of Knots

Cindy DeDianous

School: Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY

Project Title: Alpha Retinal Ganglion Cell Dysfunction Precedes Vascular Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Type 1 Diabetes

August Deer

School: Geffen Academy at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Project Title: On Multi-Round Privacy in Federated Learning

Angie Fogarty

School: Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT

Project Title: Rapid, Visual Detection of Illicit Substances in a Variety of Environments via Competitive, Amine-Responsive Fluorophores

Ambika Grover

School: Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT

Project Title: Design of a Novel, Dual-Functioning, Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Factor XI-Inhibiting Anticoagulant Therapeutic for Rapid Ischemic Stroke Treatment

Hannah Guan

School: BASIS San Antonio Shavano Campus, San Antonio, TX

Project Title: Multi-Dimensional Interpretable Interaction Network (MDiiN) for Modeling Aging Health and Mortality

Fenghuan (Linda) He

School: Commonwealth School, Boston, MA

Project Title: The Impact of Primordial Black Holes on Exoplanet Systems

Michelle Hua

School: Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Project Title: Novel Self-Supervised Deep Neural Networks for 3D Human Shape and Motion Reconstruction From a Monocular Video

Linden Chi James

School: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Project Title: Thyroid Hormone Treatment of Neurological Trauma Using the Model Galleria mellonella

Thaddaeus Kiker

School: Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, CA

Project Title: QPOML: Leveraging Machine Learning and Game Theory To Detect and Characterize Quasi-Periodic Oscillations in X-Ray Binaries

Elane Kim

School: Stanford University Online High School, Redwood City, CA

Project Title: Effects of Chemotherapy on the Taste Stem Cell Microenvironment

Emily Kim

School: Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY

Project Title: The Dual Roles of Activated Carbon as an Adsorbent and Photocatalyst for Azo Dye Removal

Evan Kim

School: Tesla STEM High School, Redmond, WA

Project Title: ScGAN: A Generative Adversarial Network To Predict Hypothetical Superconductors

Ryan Lee

School: Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA

Project Title: Mitochondrial Fission Regulates Structural Plasticity and Synapse Maintenance in Circadian Pacemaker Neurons

Miah Christina Margiano

School: Saint Anthony’s High School, Melville, NY

Project Title: Potential Influence of LncRNAs in Tumor Regression: An Analysis of Prognostic LncRNAs in Neuroblastoma

Marissa Lilianna Martinez

School: Monte Vista High School, Monte Vista, CO

Project Title: A Habitat Assessment Protocol To Determine Suitability for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Occupancy in the Northern Rio Grande Watershed

Samantha Maya Milewicz

School: Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY

Project Title: Selective Inhibition of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Attenuates Traumatic Brain Injury-Mediated Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption in a Novel Dynamic in vitro Model

Max Misterka

School: Misterka Homeschool, Harrisonburg, VA

Project Title: A Generalization of 𝑞-Calculus Using Formal Group Laws

Neel Moudgal

School: Saline High School, Saline, MI

Project Title: Using Unassigned NMR Chemical Shifts To Model RNA Secondary Structure

Ishika Nag

School: Oviedo High School, Oviedo, FL

Project Title: Development of an Engineered Face Mask With Optimized Nanoparticle Layering for Filtration of Air Pollutants and Viral Pathogens

Lavanya Natarajan

School: Viera High School, Viera, FL

Project Title: A Prescriptive IoT Solution To Detect and Mitigate Fugitive Methane Gas in Landfills via a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System

Oziomachukwu Chidubem Obi

School: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Project Title: Determining if a Combination of Treatments Ibudilast and Interleukin 4 Can Treat or Prevent Multiple Sclerosis Using Model Organism Lumbricus terrestris

Emily Ocasio

School: New School of Northern Virginia, Fairfax, VA

Project Title: Demographic Correlates of Humanizing Language in Media Coverage of Crime: Evidence From The Boston Globe, 1976-84

Siddhu Pachipala

School: The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands, TX

Project Title: SuiSensor: A Novel, Low-Cost Machine Learning System for Real-Time Suicide Risk Identification and Treatment Optimization via Computational Linguistics

Joseph Miguel Robertazzi

School: Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Project Title: Migration and Magnetism: A Longitudinal Analysis Identifying the Relationship Between the South Atlantic Anomaly and Shifts in Migratory Bird Populations

Joshua Logan Shunk

School: Perry High School, Gilbert, AZ

Project Title: Neuron-Specific Dropout: A Deterministic Regularization Technique To Prevent Neural Networks From Overfitting and Reduce Dependence on Large Training Samples

Diego Emilio Suchenski Loustaunau

School: Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science, Worcester, MA

Project Title: In silico Design of Novel 2’FANA Oligonucleotides To Inhibit APOBEC3G

Jason Christopher Wang

School: Brentwood High School, Brentwood, TN

Project Title: Differential Effects of Oncogenic Ras Isoforms on Epithelia

Nolan Wen

School: American Heritage School Boca-Delray, Delray Beach, FL

Project Title: Development and Characterization of a Novel Laponite-Enhanced Tannic Acid-Based Hydrogel

Vivian Wu

School: Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA

Project Title: Evaluating the Impact of the Varroacide Formic Acid on Honeybee Foraging Performance

Ellen Xu

School: Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA

Project Title: A Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Kawasaki Disease Diagnosis

Jeffrey Xu

School: Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA

Project Title: Characterizing Structure-Function Relationships in the CCR6/CCL20 Receptor-Ligand Pair

Ethan Zhou

School: McLean High School, Mclean, VA

Project Title: Online Learning of Smooth Functions

Kevin Zhu

School: Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY

Project Title: Recurrent Repeat Contractions and Micro-Changing Short Tandem Repeats: Investigating Underrepresented Factors of Polymorphism in Human Cancers

Sally Zhu

School: The Harker School, San Jose, CA

Project Title: On the Smoothness and Regularity of the Chess Billiard Flow and the Poincaré Problem

Sophie Zhu

School: Williamsville East High School, East Amherst, NY

Project Title: Factorizations in Evaluation Monoids of Laurent Semirings