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CWSF 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario

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William Shen is a research volunteer at Simon Fraser University, a student and school president at Burnaby North Secondary, and an incoming freshman at Harvard University. He began his current research on Dengue virus and vector immunology after thoroughly enjoying other immunology research experiences experiences in immunochromatography at a Burnaby-based pharmaceutical company and feline cancer immunotherapy at Cornell Veterinary School. When he is not conducting experiments in the lab or advocating for student voice around the district, William can be found painting photorealistic portraits, performing violin, hunting for the newest music, learning new culinary dishes, or hitting the ski slopes. He intends to pursue an MD-PhD before becoming a surgeon-researcher.

William Shen


Exploring the Genetic Basis of Dengue Virus Transmission
Challenge:Health
Category:Senior
Region:Greater Vancouver
City:Burnaby, BC
School:Burnaby North Secondary
Abstract:The Dengue virus infects 390 million people per year and lacks a specific treatment. Dengue is transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes; thus, identifying the mosquito genes that aid or hinder viral transmission may allow us to genetically engineer mosquitoes resistant to the virus and develop Dengue-targeting drugs. This project studies the effect of suppressing expression of candidate gene CLIPB34 on Dengue virus transmission.

Awards Value
The Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award
Senior
Sponsor: The Actuarial Foundation of Canada
$1 000.00
Excellence Award - Senior
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Carleton University Entrance Award
Senior Gold Medallist - $4,000 Entrance Award
Sponsor: Carleton University
$4 000.00
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$5 000.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$4 000.00
University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Manitoba
$5 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $4,000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$4 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Total$27 000.00