Two PHS Seniors Invited to Present Science Research

Corinna Lozano of Pawling High School’s Science Research Program presented her research entitled “The Effects of 20-HETE Antagonism on Myocardial Infarction in Metabolic Syndrome Rats” at the 17th Annual World Congress Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Conference in Los Angeles, California. This research was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Petra Rocic at New York Medical College in Valhalla over the summer. She was able to discuss her findings with professional researchers and physicians in the field of cardiovascular disease worldwide. They were impressed with her level of expertise and experimental design regarding this exciting new potential treatment for heart damage.

Jacob Voudren ‘20, a senior in the Pawling High School's Science Research program was invited to present his research entitled “The Psychological Effects of Metabolic Crisis on Patients Who Suffer from Fatty-Acid Oxidation Disorders and Their Families” at the Department of Health's Division of Genetics at David Axelrod Institute on December 6.

"I could not believe the positive feedback I received from the newborn screening department,” Jacob observes. “It was such a pleasure to present my research to such a wonderful group of individuals." The Director of the Laboratory, Dr. Michele Caggana, invited the Science Department of Pawling High School to come to the lab this spring for a tour.

Corinna Lozano

Jake Voudren