Tran Graduates from Duke


We are excited to announce that Jordan Tran, Maize South, 2020, has graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics and a minor in Sociology.

Following graduation, Jordan will be working as a research analyst for the Duke Regeneration Center, where he will be working to improve cancer patients’ survivorship and investigating novel medical countermeasures against acute radiation syndrome in the scenarios of nuclear terrorism.

Jordan is taking time this summer to apply to medical schools.

Congratulations, Jordan!

Kha Graduates Cum Laude


We are delighted to announce that Michelle Kha, Campus High School, 2020, has graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cum Laude.

Michelle’s honors thesis, titled “Visualization and Characterization of Key Neurons Located in the Midbrain and Brainstem Involved in Sensory Processing Responses in Mice,” was conducted under the guidance of the Fénelon Lab at UMass-Amherst. This work qualified her for a degree with Latin honors and led to her induction into the Society of Sigma Xi, the International Scientific Research Honor Society. As an associate member of Sigma Xi, Michelle is recognized for her outstanding research abilities.

This summer, Michelle will spend time at home preparing to apply to graduate school. She also plans to pursue biomedical research programs, continuing her scientific discovery and innovation journey.

Congratulations on your achievements, Michelle! 

Overton Secures Research Fellowship


We are thrilled to congratulate Kameryn Overton, Northeast Magnet High School, 2020, on her recent graduation from Tuskegee University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Plant Sciences with a minor in Biology.

This summer, Kameryn returned to Annapolis, Maryland, to undertake a second internship with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. During this internship, she will participate in stakeholder engagement work and assist in coordinating and facilitating a community science event.

Following the summer internship, Kameryn has been selected for a role in the One Health WV Project, a one-year research fellowship in Morgantown, West Virginia. This program aims to connect recent graduates with STEM mentors and prepare them for careers in the One Health field, which integrates human, animal, and environmental health.

Kameryn will collaborate with Dr. Gregory Dahle from West Virginia University on a project investigating the relationship between urban canopy coverage, air pollution, and asthma. Kameryn shared, “I am very excited to work with Dr. Dahle in person and have the opportunity to conduct research from the One Health lens!”

Congratulations, Kameryn!

Tran Announces Summer Plans


Jordan Tran, Maize South High School, 2020, has announced his summer plans!

After graduating from Duke University, Jordan will stay in Durham, NC, to work as a research analyst for the Duke Regeneration Center. He will work to improve cancer patients’ survivorship by minimizing acute and long-term side effects of radiation therapy. He will also be investigating novel medical countermeasures against acute radiation syndrome in the scenarios of nuclear terrorism.

“I look forward to being able to fully dedicate my time to pushing forward the field of regenerative medicine and potentially improving treatment options for individuals affected by radiation and cancer,” Jordan shared.

Congratulations, Jordan!