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Science Fair Winner Mentored by Low Dose Program Investigators
Published: July 24, 2006
Posted: September 11, 2006

Broadneck High School senior, Danna Thomas, of Annapolis, Maryland, has won a third place award ($1000) in the Medicine & Health category of the International Science and Engineering Fair, held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 7-13, 2006 . This year the Fair displayed projects from 1,500 students representing 50 countries. The cell and molecular biology project had previously earned the Grand Prize at the regional science fair, qualifying it for the higher competition. Mentored by Low Dose Program investigators Drs. William Morgan and Janet Baulch, Ms. Thomas used Chinese hamster cell culture in experiments for her school science project, entitled "Cell Survival, Genomic Instability, and Bystander Effects Induced by Ionizing Radiation." The work was accomplished in Dr. Morgan's laboratory in the Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Maryland Medical Center [website].

Contact: Noelle Metting, SC-23.2, (301) 903-8309
Topic Areas:

  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition
  • Cross-Cutting: Education
  • Legacy: Low Dose Radiation, Radiobiology

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.2 Medical Sciences Division, OBER)

 

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