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New Hyde Park Illustrated News - Schools

Herricks Student Headed To D.C.

Herricks High School student Ankoor Talwar was one of five students chosen to compete as a national finalist in the Junior Science and Humanities Competition scheduled for April 23-27 in Washington, D.C. 

 

Talwar, 17, was selected from a group of 230 high school students at the regional Junior Science and Humanities competition which was held on March 9 at York College. Only qualified students were invited to present their PowerPoint of their research by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in their regional symposia.

 

Talwar’s project is entitled, “An in vitro Assessment of Nitric Oxide –Releasing Nanoparticles as a Potential Drug Delivery Vehicle for Treating Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Vascular Inflammation.” He is aiming to test a nano-particle drug delivery vehicle on treating

hypertension.

 

“I was always interested in cardio-pulmonary research, he said in a recent interview with the New Hyde Park Illustrated News. “My interest first blossomed when I read this first book with my dad called Every Second Counts, which talks about the first heart transplant.

I thought it was interesting in the steps that were taken to perform the first one.”

 

Talwar plans to continue studying cardio-pulmonary disease states. He’s undecided on his post-high school education, but wants to get a Ph.D. in biochemistry or biology.  

 

— Rich Forestano contributed to this story