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From BioGENEius to the White House Science Fair

Mikayla Ockels, Bill Nye

My name is Mikayla Ockels, recipient of the Practical Impact Award from the 2015 National BioGENEius Science Fair, and I am excited and honored to have exhibited at the 2016 White House Science fair this month! Seven years ago I participated in my first local science fair and was completely unaware that the experience would be the start of an extraordinary scientific journey. Research gave me an outlet to unleash my inquisitive nature and indulge Read More >

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From BioGENEius to Champion of Biotech

BioGENEius Challege

After losing a friend to cancer at a young age, I knew that I would dedicate my life to improving the lives of others who suffered from disease. At that young age it was difficult for me to fathom why, after a colossal investment of time and money into research, there was still no cure for cancer. In high school, I was fortunate enough to find myself working in the lab of Dr. Marek Los, Read More >

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12 Days Untill BIO 2015: My Path From BioGENEius Contestant To Judge

BioGENEius Tejal Naik

I have always been interested in science and research but had no idea that my curiosity would guide me to where I am today — a medical student seeking avenues for incorporating new technology into medicine. It all started with listening to my parents, who are research scientists, talk about their projects when I was young. Their research inspired me to learn as much as I could, especially when it came to science and technology. The Read More >

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My Journey From BioGENEius to PhD Student

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve known that research and biotechnology would be a large part of my life. Science has always been a passion of mine, and I was lucky to be guided into the laboratory at an early age. In 11th grade I met my mentor, Dr. Angela Crawley, when she was a post-doctoral fellow working in Dr. Jonathan Angel’s laboratory at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Here, I was introduced Read More >

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How BioGENEius Led Me To Discover My Passion for Biotechnology

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As a wide-eyed 15-year old, I presented my research on epigenetics to an eminent panel of Ph.Ds. The setting was the BioGENEius Challenge alongside the 2009 BIO International Convention in Atlanta. The participation and the recognition for my work during the Convention in Atlanta ignited my passion for a career in biotechnology. I have always aspired to be a change-maker making an enduring impact on society. I found a purposeful pathway in biotechnology through the Read More >

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