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Partner for the Future named 2021 Regeneron scholar

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Partner for the Future Vyom Shah of Jericho High School presenting his research on cancer and diet.

Vyom Shah, a student at Jericho High School in New York who participated in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Partners for the Future (PFF) program, was named a Regeneron scholar. He performed his research on how dietary fatty acids can perpetuate tumor growth in the lab of CSHL Fellow Semir Beyaz.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search is a STEM competition for high school seniors. The students submit science or math research that they worked on in a research institution under a mentor’s guidance.

After reading a paper Beyaz published, Shah emailed his future mentor. That started a correspondence that ended up with the high school student joining Beyaz’s lab and the PFF program. The PFF connects high school seniors with CSHL scientists and offers them the opportunity to do hands-on research at a lab at CSHL. Shah is continuing his work with Beyaz and another CSHL fellow, Hannah Meyer.

Beyaz says, “Vyom is not only a brilliant student, his dedication and hard work on his research projects make him a valuable addition to our lab and highlight the bright future ahead of him in science.”

“Everyone at CSHL is very welcoming, collaborative, and eager to learn from others,” Shah said about working at CSHL. “I definitely learned more from my labmates than I ever could have on my own.”

Written by: Sara Roncero-Menendez, Communications Associate | roncero@cshl.edu | 516-367-6866

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