Science Research Student Presents at Distinguished Conference

Science Research Student Presents at Distinguished Conference photo
Sachem High School East science research student Vincent Zhang was recently selected to present his research at the 2018 Materials Research Society Conference in Boston on Nov.29.

The MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit serves as a key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. Vincent’s work, “The Influence of Exposure to TiO2 Nanoparticles on Staphylococcus Aureus Infection,” addresses the health issues related to nanoparticles found in our environment.

“Vincent is an outstanding research student,” said High School East Science Research teacher Michael Vaccariello. "With the exception of publishing research in a scientific journal, presenting work at a professional conference is the highest goal for any high school science research student." 

Last year, Vincent presented his research on a study to identify gray matter lesions in the subcortical structures of the human brain brought on by multiple sclerosis. He is formalizing this work to submit to the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search.