1st Place: Nicole Ticea


Our 2015 National Grand Prize winner was Nicole Ticea of British Columbia for her project “Microfluidic Point-of-Care Device for Diagnosis of HIV via Recombinase Polymerase Amplification.” Nicole developed a test that is capable of diagnosing HIV in newborns under the age of 18 months and in adults before three months post-transmission. It is the first test capable of analyzing HIV viral nucleic acids in a point-of-care, low-resource setting.

Varsha2nd Place: Varsha Jayasankar

Our National Runner-Up was Varsha Jayasankar for her project “Identifying Novel Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics in Curcuma Amada.”


Ryan4th Place: Ryan Wang

Our fourth place winner was Ryan Wang for his project “Identification and Functional Characterization of Putative Phosphorylation Sites on Scleraxis.”
Anoop3rd Place: Anoop Manjunath

Our third place was Anoop Manjunath for his project “Image Processing Techniques for the Analysis of Ultrasound Stimulated Bubble Interactions with Fibrin Clots.”
Justin5th Place: Julien Sénécal

Our fifth place winner was Julien Sénécal for his project “Inhibition of HIV-1 Replication Cycle with the CRISPR/Cas9 System.”

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