Hillsborough Student Named Scholar In Prestigious Science Contest

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Hillsborough High School senior Aravind Krishnan has been named as one of the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021.

Krishnan was selected for his research project, “A Novel Assay to Quantitatively Detect Bacterial Endotoxin by Harnessing PAMP-Triggered Immunity of FRK1-LUC Arabidopsis thaliana.”

“I am incredibly humbled to be chosen and grateful for the immediate and long-term opportunities that being a Regeneron STS scholar has opened up for me by catalyzing the further development of my current research project and strengthening my skills to embark on future research. I am thankful for my mentor, teachers, family, and friends that have supported me in reaching this point. Being named a Regeneron STS scholar would not have been possible without the endless support and encouragement of those around me,” said Krishnan.

The Society for Science announced the scholars on Jan. 7 as part of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

As a result of being selected, Krishnan will receive $2,000 and Hillsborough High School will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities.

“The remarkable drive, creativity and intellectual curiosity that each one of these scholars possesses represents a hopeful outlook for our future and our collective wellbeing,” said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science. “At a time when many students’ educational experiences are being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am incredibly humbled to see gifted young scientists and engineers eager to contribute fresh insights to solving the world’s most intractable problems.”

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