Research Science Institute Alumna Winner at International BioGENEius Challenge
"I am so proud of Meenakshi," said Joann P. DiGennaro, CEE President. "She is among the world's most innovative young researchers and personifies CEE's role in nurturing excellence in STEM research."
In her research, Meena investigated the structural similarity between fluoxetine, a drug already approved by the FDA for depression, and another molecule, CY09, a known "inflammasome"
The International BioGENEius Challenge was held in conjunction with BIO Digital 2021, a convention hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) June 10-17. The BioGENEius Challenge provides high school students the opportunity to compete and be recognized for outstanding research in biotechnology. The BioGENEius Challenge is organized by the Biotechnology Institute, a U.S. based organization dedicated to biotechnology education.
About the Center for Excellence in Education
The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among scientific and technological leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biolympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). Visit CEE's website at www.cee.org.
About Research Science Institute
For the past 37 years, CEE's Research Science Institute has provided students with the opportunity to conduct original research in state-of-the-
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