Student in Pattnaik Laboratory Wins Science Awards

Anaka Srinivas, a sophomore at Middleton High School who is mentored by Bikash Pattnaik, PhD, received three awards at the Capital Science & Engineering Fair held on Feb 17, 2018 in Madison. She presented her work on efficacy testing of gene therapy for blindness in human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells in culture. Her awards include a 2nd place finish in the Biological and Environmental Sciences category, an “SI Award” from the U.S. Metric Association, and a Society of Women Engineers award. The awards were determined after the posters were judged independently by 10 judges, and then in the presence of the students by the judges. She also presented her work to the public from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. The Capital Science & Engineering Fair was established to provide high school students from South Central Wisconsin the opportunity to showcase their research. Congratulations, Anaka!