Meet Polygence Scholars and explore their projects

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Richa Thakre
Richa Thakre
West (Torrance) High School
Polygence Scholar 2022

Project: “How effective are physical therapy interventions in tennis elbow?“

Avinash Thakur
Avinash Thakur
Avon Grove High School
Polygence Scholar 2022

Project: “How do student achievement scores in Pennsylvania pre-, during, and post-NCLB vary among different demographics, compare to national averages, and relate to state standards?“

Claire Thrasher
Claire Thrasher
Polygence Scholar 2024

Project: “How does the experience of working in a non-profit organization differ from that of working in a for-profit company in terms of its impact on an employee's satisfaction and sense of fulfillment?“

Angel Tinetti
Angel Tinetti
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Novel CAR design dually targets HER2+ breast cancer and MDSCs to improve efficacy in solid tumors“

Ashley Tran
Ashley Tran
Polygence Scholar 2024

Project: “Does virtual reality enable physically disabled individuals to partake in exercise?“

Lian Tran
Lian Tran
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Organoids In Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment“

Aditya Trivedi
Aditya Trivedi
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Nanoparticles Delivery as a New Method to Treat Type 1 Diabetes“

Kaitlyn Uesugi
Kaitlyn Uesugi
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Breaking the Cycle: A Comparative Review of Four Non-Retributive Juvenile Justice Models“

Abhiram Upendram
Abhiram Upendram
Amador Valley High School
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Effects of meditation on gray matter atrophy in Alzheimer's disease“

Parker Upton
Parker Upton
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “The Primary Market of Concert Ticketing: Evaluating Live Nation Entertainment's Involvement with Recent Inefficiencies“

Sarathisamy Velmurugan
Sarathisamy Velmurugan
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “TBD“

Priya Verma
Priya Verma
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Community Health Initiatives to Address Social Determinants of Health“

Sarah Verma
Sarah Verma
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Human Stem Cell-Derived Organoids Address Top Medical Leading Causes of Death in The US“

Dnyanada Vijapure
Dnyanada Vijapure
Monta Vista High School
Polygence Scholar 2024

Project: “Designing Universal CAR-T cells“

Shiv Vinodshankar
Shiv Vinodshankar
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “The vibrational membranes of Mridangam“

Kaavya Vipul
Kaavya Vipul
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Stigma and Periods and Period Poverty“

Viranshi Vira
Viranshi Vira
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality: Social and Clinical Considerations“

Dilpreet Vohra
Dilpreet Vohra
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “What is the potential relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and ATTR amyloidosis? How does mitochondrial stress lead to the development of this condition?“

Ronak Vusirikala
Ronak Vusirikala
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “How have elements of Pop Culture and Celebrities affected the the growth of companies in the fashion industry.“

Pradhi Waghray
Pradhi Waghray
American High School
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “The Neurological Effects of Recreational Cannabis Use in Adolescence“