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    Junior Wins 1st Place and Grand Award in New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair

    On Thursday night at the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair, Lusher junior Amaris Lewis was awarded first place in Cell and Molecular Biology  and the Fair’s Grand Award! She will be traveling to Pittsburgh in May to represent the region and compete in the international science and engineering fair. In addition, she was also recognized by and received special awards from the Society for In Vitro Biology, the US Air Force, the Yale Science and Engineering Association.

    In her research, Amaris investigated the utility of a biomarker called CD-264 for identifying human stem cells that were more likely to proliferate, and thus better candidates for use in therapeutic applications.