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Fun Science Day with ASPET Juniors

Hosted by the ASPET Young Scientists Committee

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM ET

The Young Scientists Committee wants to inspire and engage the next generation of scientists by sharing their research projects in a fun and interactive poster presentation with ASPET Juniors. Speakers will present their research topics in a 5 minute presentation. Children will be encouraged to ask questions and judged the presentations. The session will include a short break after the third speaker where children will have the opportunity to engage in fun activity while learning about science.

The main goal of this activity is to promote scientific awareness among participating children.


Natalie Jay, PhD Candidate   – University of Buffalo
“The Sunshine Vitamin: Why is Vitamin-D important?”

Gisela Camacho Hernandez, PhD  – NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
“Illuminating the Monoamine Transporters”

Dianicha Santana, PhD Candidate– University of Illinois at Chicago
“Our Bodies Adapt to the Mechanics of Blood Flow” 

Nipuna Weerasinghe, PhD Candidate - University of Arizona

Anna Di Staulo, PhD Candidate – University of Illinois at Chicago
“Don't Eat Me: Escaping Immune Detection”

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