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Nilesh Kumar

Quartz Hill High SchoolClass of 2023Lancaster, CA


Hello! My name is Nilesh Kumar and my Polygence Project is about the medical applications of CRISPR/Cas9, involving a detailed review of current clinical trials and future directions of the technology. I chose this topic because I've always been fascinated by the idea of genetic engineering and the complexities of molecular biology. The ability to modify a human genome as a potential therapeutic means is incredible! After college, I hope to study medicine or an entrepreneur.


  • "Medical Applications of CRISPR/Cas-9 Technologies" with mentor Lucas (Feb. 5, 2022)

Project Portfolio

Medical Applications of CRISPR/Cas-9 Technologies

Started June 4, 2021

Abstract or project description

A brief overview of the clinical trials, applications, and challenges involved CRISPR/Cas-9 Technologies with several diseases, which include genetic diseases, such as sickle-cell amenia and Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), Cancer such as Leukemia and Lung Cancer, and chronic bacterial infections, such as Urinary Tract Infection.