Wheeler Magnet Student Pradeep Prathiba Reaches Semifinals In 2011 Siemens Foundation Math, Science & Technology Competition

PPrathibaPradeep Prathiba, senior at the Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology, is a semifinalist in the 2011 Siemens Competition, the nation’s leading original research competition in math, science and technology for high school students.

Pradeep’s research is titled, “Expression of Cyan Flourescent Protein (CFP) in Hepatitis C Viral Genome for Direct Visualization of Infected Cells and Potential Use for Rapid Drug Discovery Inhibitors.” Her research was conducted at Emory University with mentors Raghavan Chinnadurai and Arash Grakoui.

The Center for Advanced Studies has had six Siemens semifinalists and two regional finalists since 2006.