There’s a nice write-up about our “Design a Brain Experiment” competition winner Michaela Ennis in last Friday’s issue of The Record, a New Jersey newspaper. Ennis, a senior at Pingry High school, proposed an examination of the effects of social defeat on anxious behavior, pinpointing the molecular mechanisms for that behavior. She will use her $500 cash prize to further her work on one of Pingry’s independent research projects—cloning human Huntington genes into zebra fish.
This fall, Ennis will begin her freshman year at MIT.
–Ann L. Whitman