Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Partners for the Future (PFF) student Sean Krivitsky has been recognized by one of the nation’s most prestigious high school science competitions. Each year, the Regeneron Science Talent Search awards $2,000 to each of the top 300 applicants and their schools. Krivitsky has been named a Regeneron scholar and made the competition’s semifinals.
“Being named a Regeneron scholar is an incredible honor,” says Krivitsky, a senior at Lynbrook High School, about 35 minutes southwest of CSHL. “I am grateful to have been recognized for my potential in the STEM field, and I am glad to have confirmation that I have what it takes to pursue a career in science.”
Currently, Krivitsky works in CSHL Professor and HHMI Investigator Leemor Joshua-Tor’s laboratory as part of the PFF program. There, he investigates the structure and function of proteins that control RNA molecules. “Being a PFF student has been an incredible opportunity,” he says. “I have enjoyed getting to know incredible scientists and learning the skills I need for a future in the lab.”