Isha Himani Jain, Freedom High School, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Region Five Silver Medal Winner
Bone growth in zebrafish fins occurs via multiple pulses of cell proliferation
Ms. Jainís project may potentially lead to a better understanding of human bone growth and associated syndromes such as Oculodentodigital dysplasia.
Ms. Jain, a senior, is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Physiological Society, and American Ceramic Society among others. Her mother's dedication to the profession of medicine spearked her interest for the clinical aspect of research while her father's global research work raised her awareness about the importance of science. Ms. Jainís awards include first prize in the Undergraduate Research Poster Contest-National Educators Workshop and first place Grand Award in Animal Sciences Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2007). Ms. Jain enjoys Indian classical/modern dance, soccer, skiing, and jewelry making. She plans to study biology and math and aspires to lead a lab focused on those disciplines.