NEW ROCHELLE, NY — While their classmates had two snow days off from school recently, four intrepid science research students – Zahra Masih, Casandra Chen, Leora Segal and Maura Kelly Yuoh – braved snow, ice, and wind to participate in the 33rd Annual Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. The event is sponsored by SUNY Albany, the Academy of Applied Science and the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force.
Masih, a senior, presented her research focusing on characterizing a cancerous receptor on immune cell behavior. Her research demonstrates that human immune cells have extensive variability and future changes must be made to optimize experimentation. These results are important for potential cures to cancerous inflammation.
The high school students chosen to present at the symposium are finalists from sub-regional forums. Of the hundreds of students who present their papers at these sub-regional forums, only a select number are chosen statewide to present at the Upstate NY JSHS in Albany.
Shown in the photo, from left: Teacher Jeff Wuebber, students Zahra Masih, Casandra Chen, Leora Segal and Maura Kelly Yuoh.