Kwon Takes 4th Place At 2014 Intel ISEF
Ohyoon Kwon was one of the 4th place winners in Cellular and Molecular Biology at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Fig. 1). Ohyoon was the Senior Division Grand Prize winner at the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. She is a student at West Windsor-Plainsboro High. Her project is entitled Discovering The Regulation of Cell Adhesion Molecule L1 Expression By MeCP2 Using Rett Syndrome Patient Derived Neural Stem Cell.
Society for Science & the Public created the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in 1950. The competition that is now sponsored by Intel and other organizations had over 1600 students from around the world at this year's competition in Los Angles, CA. The Gordon E. Moore winner was Nathan Han with his project, Characteristics Of Deleterious Mutations In Tumor Suppressor Genes. He earned the award this year for studying mutations in genes that normally suppress the growth of tumors. He surveyed public health databases, looking for reports of mutations in a particular gene related to breast cancer.