Junior in High School
My name is Kylee Tucholski and I am a junior at Princeton High School in New Jersey. I love science based classes, and strive to become a trauma surgeon. I enjoy playing sports, and play volleyball, basketball and softball for my high school, as well as volleyball and softball outside of school. I am the oldest of 5 siblings, which taught me to be responsible, understanding, and independent from a young age. I always look to challenge myself academically, and take classes that I'm extremely interested in. I am a part of a research class that is striving to enhance high schoolers in research of their area of interest. I am aiming to discover a correlation between heat-shocked stress and amyloid beta plaque production so I can see if there is a link to Alzheimer's growth in the brain. C. elegans will be used because they share similar DNA and pathways that humans also have. I am interested in pursuing this project to fill one of the gaps in main Alzheimer's research, which includes narrowing down possible factors that cause the disease. Filling in this gap will help further research, meaning that we can be one step closer in Alzheimer's research.