Lynbrook High School senior Sean Krivitsky named Regeneron Scholar

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Lynbrook High School senior Sean Krivitsky has been named a Scholar in the 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition.

Sean is one of only 300 students from across the nation to earn the honor of becoming a Scholar. His experiment, “Investigating Flavonoids as a Potential Therapeutic Against the Degenerative Effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Drosophila melanogaster,” involved the use of fruit flies to test the effect of flavonoids – found in various plant-based foods – on slowing the degeneration caused by ALS. Sean’s research began during his sophomore year, when he started to discover the best techniques for testing his hypothesis. In his submission for the Science Talent Search, Sean completed a research paper on his project, and his exemplary test scores and grades were taken into consideration.

Sean’s findings can eventually lead to real-world applications, as more flavonoids are tested to potentially lead to a treatment for ALS. While Sean is not yet committed to attend a particular college, he hopes to study biochemistry.
“I am very happy to be recognized for my project,” Sean said. “A future in science is a career I would like to pursue.”

Date Added: 1/13/2023