Update: Princeton High School now has a second student from the Research Program, Roushu Chuang, whose paper "High School Students Experience a Lack of Social Support from Online Learning During COVID-19" has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Studies (IJAHSS). Congratulations to Roshu (Rose) and the research teachers!
Ada Metaxas, a senior enrolled in Princeton High School's three-year Research program, has recently had her project accepted to the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. This is one of the top international research journals in the neuroscience field, making this publication a major accomplishment for any researcher, particularly a high school student.
Under the mentorship of the three Research teachers at PHS (Ms. Jen Smolyn, Ms. Jackie Katz, and Mr. Mark Eastburn), Ada's project examined the effect of trace metal imbalances on the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Using the nematode worm C. elegans as her model, she was able to assess the role that two metals in particular, copper and zinc, play in the formation of plaques that contribute to Alzheimer's disease progression. The abstract is currently posted at this link, with the full paper to come shortly. Congratulations to Ada and to the Research teachers!