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Bronx Public High School Students' Project to be Published in Scientific Journal

These NYC public high school students recently received amazing news: Their article, "Acetylcholinesterase: Substrate Traffic and Inhibition" was approved for publication in the scientific journal, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education.

 
PRLog - Mar. 14, 2012 - The students in Miss Allison Granberry’s class at Hostos-Lincoln Academy in the South Bronx are as excited about protein and macromolecules as most kids their age are about updating their Facebook status.  

The passion of these newly minted scientists is due to the enthusiasm of Granberry and Professor Joel Sussman from the Weizmann Institute of Science.  In an after-school program called Smart Team, Granberry and her students work with Sussman’s website Proteopedia.

Created in 2007 by Sussman and his colleagues at Weizmann, the site embodies the Institute’s mission, “Science for the Benefit of Humanity,” the scientific community – and students from around the world – to share, retrieve and discuss information.  In fact, the Smart Team students recently completed a Proteopedia page on ‘Substrate Traffic and Inhibition in Acetylcholinesterase.’

“Some of the pages that these students have made are better than the scientists’ pages!  It’s showing scientists that they can learn a thing or two from high school and college students,” explained Professor Sussman.

These NYC public high school students recently received amazing news:  Their article, "Acetylcholinesterase: Substrate Traffic and Inhibition" was approved for publication in the scientific journal, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (BAMBED).

Additionally, two of the students are now up for “Gates Millennium Scholars Finalist.”
This highly competitive scholarship program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.  By mid-April, those student selected as Gates Millennium Scholars will be informed of their acceptance.

According to Granberry, the time her students have spent discovering science has made a huge difference on their future plans.  

“One of my students has decided to pursue neuroscience and even applied for a scholarship at Brandeis University,” says Granberry.  “Others have decided to actively pursue studies in biology, nursing and pre-med.  Before this program, these students might never have considered these education and career paths.”

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