Project Details

Perform another search<<First  <Prev [4804 of 5967Next>  Last>>

CWSF 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario

Print/Download as PDF

Becky - My name is Rebecca (Becky) Earley and I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I participated in science fairs at a less serious level when I was in younger grades, but it wasn’t until I got involved in the Sanofi Aventis Biotalent Challenge last year that my participation evolved into more of an obsession. My partner Holly Hunter and I have been going to the Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology almost every day for the last couple of years learning everything we could from our brilliant mentors. Thanks to all of that hard work, I feel like I have learned so much more than I could ever have in a classroom alone. Although science seems to take up most of my time, I still manage to make more for playing piano and doing too much volunteering for many different groups, especially as Vice President of student council. Through my involvement with my school’s UNESCO program I had the wonderful opportunity of travelling to the UN in New York City for a youth conference last December. So far that has been the most defining experience of my grade twelve year, but it looks like this trip to Ottawa might just take its place!
Holly - My name is Holly Hunter, I attend St James Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I have done science fairs since I was in grade three, but it was not until I was given the opportunity to participate in the Sanofi Aventis BioTalent Challenge two years ago that I the chance to see what "real" science was like. Through SABC my partner Becky and I had the opportunity to conduct our research at Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology. Both years Becky and I worked on our project between January and April, four times a week for about two to three hours a day. Outside of science I play an active role in many of my schools clubs and groups such as student council, social justice, women's student, safe schools and envirothon. For the past six years I have been on my schools cheerleading team and my free time I enjoy swimming . This is my last year of high school, next year I will be attending the University of Manitoba where I will be taking primarily science course.

Becky Earley, Holly Hunter

Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia with LPATH
Division:Life Sciences / None
Region:St. James-Assiniboia
City:Winnipeg, MB
School:St. James Collegiate - Academy of Science and Technology
Abstract:LPATH is a monoclonal antibody which sequesters LPA away from the receptor. Immunofluorescence showed BJAB cells (chronic lymphocytic leukemia like cells) express the LPA receptor. We did a time and dose curve with BJAB cells and a patient sample. We used different concentrations of LPATH and Fludarabine alone and in combination. We counted the cells using Acridine Orange staining as well as flow cytometry.

Awards Value
Petro-Canada Peer Innovation Award - Senior
Central Canada
Sponsor: Petro-Canada