Five Students Named JSHS Semifinalists

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Senya Huda and Lauren Jones from Calhoun High School and Jake Levine, Jonathan Mashal and Hunter Moran from Kennedy High Schools were named semifinalists in the recent JSHS (Junior Science Humanities Symposium) Competition. 

JSHS is designed to challenge and engage high school students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers.
Huda is a senior who conducted her research this past summer at Mount Sinai with a pediatric hepatologist.  Her research project was entitled The Role of Mannose Phosphate Isomerase (MPI) in Regulating Response to DNA Damage. 

Jones is a senior who conducted her research this past summer at LIU Post in the biology department.  She completed a research project entitled Epibiosis of Bryozoans B. stolonifera and B. neritina on Species Indigenous to the Long Island Sound.  

Levine is a senior who conducted his research at LIU Post. His research topic title was “Fasciclin 2 Expression is Positively Correlated with Gut Function Under Nutrient-Poor Conditions in Drosophila melanogaster.”

Mashal, a senior, completed his research at LIU Post. His research topic title was, “Bay Scallop and Eastern Oyster Survival Within Crepidula fornicata Shell Beds in the Peconic Bays, New York.”

Moran is a senior whose topic was entitled, “An Analysis of How Individualized Treatment of Infliximab Can Prolong Remission Time for Patients with IBD.”

All five students were chosen to present their work at York College on Sunday, Feb. 3, where Calhoun’s Lauren Jones earned second place in Environmental Science and Kennedy’s Moran Hunter earned third place.