Junior presents research

Natalie Cortez

By Natalie Cortez, Contest Manager

Congratulations to junior Daniel Liu for winning the $1,500 second-place scholarship award in this year’s regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) and the chance to present his original research at the National JSHS in Dayton, Ohio.

Liu is one of 200 high school students who competed at Georgetown University Medical Center. Liu’s paper discussed using PGC-1α , a cell protein, to protect human cardiovascular cells from negative effects caused by drugs used to treat HIV.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to be able to present in front of so many people,” Liu said. “I look forward to once again being able to share my work with others and learn a lot from the other students’ projects.”