Guardians of the Future in full bloom
From Foundation to Publication
tched two phenomenal HBCAC Students & Scientists interns start their journey and now get published!
We are so proud of our boys! Siraat Zafar from Walt Whitman High School and Victor Tellez from Huntington High School have officially had their work published in a peer reviewed journal, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, from work they did through our Students & Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program back in 2012.
Their words on the experience and where they are today: "Our expanded role in HBCAC took place at Stony Brook University. Here we worked under Dr. Balaji Sitharaman and graduate student Sayan Mullick Chowdhury. We made an effort to work on a project that ran parallel to the interests of our group. Our manuscript entitled "A grapheme nanoribbon based platform for highly efficacious nuclear gene delivery" dealt with the understanding of breast cancer through experimentation using genetic transfection.
Today we are excelling in college. I, Siraat, am a sophomore in the seven year B.S./D.O. medical program at the New York Institute of Technology. I, Victor, am a computer science major at Stony Brook University. Karen first made us, complete strangers, partners almost four years ago and form that moment on an unbreakable bond was formed. Nowadays we are working on personal projects including a few inventions and an app development. We hope to be with HBCAC for the forseeable future."