Three Jericho Students Named Regeneron Scholars
Three Jericho Students Named Regeneron Scholars
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Three Jericho seniors were named Regeneron Scholars – a total of 300 students nationally were named Scholars. This contest was formerly known as the Intel Science Talent Search and the semifinalists are now known as scholars. The three Jericho students are Feiyang (Daisy) Dai, Emily Gan, and Jennifer Lin.

The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,993 applications received from 659 high schools across 49 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam and eight countries. Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists and hail from 192 American and international high schools in 39 states and Guam.

The students submitted the following projects:

Feiyang (Daisy) Dai - Predicting Major Depressive Disorder Treatment Response: Examining Pretreatment Biomarkers GABA and Glx


Emily Gan - Light Manipulation for Outdoor Microalgae Cultivation: Fluorophore Co-Cultivation and Microbiome Characterization of Model and Environmental Isolates

Jennifer Lin - Lysosomal Nutrient Metabolism: Amino Acids and Cholesterol Synergistically Modulate Mtorc1 Signaling in Atherosclerosis

“We are inspired by the incredible energy and passion of every scholar who is using research to make the world a better place,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public, Publisher of Science News and 1985 Science Talent Search alum. “These young students will be the key to unlocking solutions to many of our world’s most pressing challenges.”

On January 22, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists. Finalists receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., from March 5-11, when they will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron.

“Once again, we are proud of the successful outcomes of the students in the science research program,” said Jericho’s Science Research Coordinator Dr. Serena McCalla. “The Regeneron Science Talent Search is one outlet that serves as a testament of the hard work and perseverance of the Jericho High student body. As their teacher, I am continually proud of their scientific acumen. I hope they will serve as a role model for other science students around the globe.”




Pictured (left to right) are Superintendent Hank Grishman, JHS Science Research Coordinator Dr. Serena McCalla, Regeneron Scholars Feiyang (Daisy) Dai, Jennifer Lin, and Emily Gan, High School Co-Principal David Cohen, and Curriculum Associate for Science and Technology Education Brian Cummings.