Sonia Sarju, a senior at Calhoun High School, is one of only 14 students across Long Island to be accepted into the prestigious Partners for Future program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Sarju will be completing 10 hours of work from September to March under the mentorship of a post-doctoral researcher and then participate in a final symposium where she will present her research.
“I’m interested to be able to know how things around us work on a molecular level,” Sarju explained about her passion for science. She hopes to attend medical school in the future and later become a pathologist.
Sarju’s Advanced Science Research teacher, Christine Boyce, and her AP Biology teacher, Kim Lascarides, met with Sonia’s mentor and toured the laboratory during the program’s opening reception on Sept. 9.