"It's top-tier science. Frederick discovered what could be a very promising new approach to treating cancer by making human cells transgenic," said competition judges Dr. Janice Fischer, professor, and Dr. Blerta Xhemalce, assistant professor, both in Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin. "He commands a breadth of knowledge in technique and tools that is impressive for a high school student. The sophistication of the approach and the science of his research could serve as a cornerstone publication in the field."Inspired by his parents' work as physicians in a cancer center, Frederick similarly is keen to pursue a profession in biomedical research, or as an engineer allowing him to apply both math and science. He is a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, and a member of the Junior States of America club. Additionally, he is captain of his school's varsity soccer team and a two-year participant and "lead teacher" in the school's annual community service trip to Costa Rica.
Texas Students Win Regional Siemens Competition At The University Of Texas At Austin For Research On Cancer Therapy And Vaccine Development
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