Senior Simryn Patel‘s research paper “Art Therapy’s Effectiveness and Its Role In Treating Neurological Conditions” was recently published in The Horizon Academic Research Journal.
“This remarkable achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work that Simryn has put into her research,” said upper school science teacher and mentor Renee Szeliga.
Patel is currently interning at Florida Atlantic University where she is working with zebrafish in Dr. Fontenas’ neuroscience lab. She also attended a program this summer with professors from Cambridge University in which she studied the complex relationships between the genetics of neurodegeneration, pathomechanisms of disease development and treatment regimens, among other studies in epidemiology, pharmaceuticals, and molecular biology.
“This paper represents the culmination of her online research and a significant contribution to the field of neuroscience,” said Szeliga.
“I am proud to have such talented and dedicated students at Benjamin and I look forward to more groundbreaking contributions from Simryn and our other budding researchers,” she said.
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