This past summer was filled with fun and adventure for many students—but also a lot of hard work! For example, Kate Trowbridge ’19 participated in the Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) program, a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on Yale’s campus. Trowbridge had the chance to conduct research, including her favorite project, where she studied how a proteolysis targeting chimeras molecule could be synthetically attached to a keratinase molecule in order to degrade a prion.
“The Yale Young Global Scholars was an amazing experience. I met so many people from all over the world who had very different lives in comparison to mine,” she said. “I really enjoyed the program because it allowed me to thoroughly research, understand and design a solution to problems involving this prion.”
Speaking of Yale, Kate Yuan ’22 also spent time on the New Haven campus as part of the Summer Institute for the Gifted Residential Program. There she learned more about DNA diagnostics and medical microbiology and even had the chance to draft a grant proposal for research of the gene Lin28a and its effects on mice and their regenerative abilities.