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Student Named Regeneron Semifinalist

Elmont Memorial High School student Christopher Alexander was named a Regeneron Science Talent Search semifinalist on Jan. 7. He is among 300 students nationwide to receive this designation.

Christopher’s project is titled: Avian Paramyxovirus Serotype 4 (APMV-4) Promotes Greater Rates of Apoptotic Cell Death & Stimulated Immune Responses in Malignant Melanoma and Relapse Cancers in Respect to Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV): The Characterization of a Novel Oncolytic Virus. He completed his research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, where he was able to continue working in the laboratory even in the midst of the pandemic.

Christopher has always been passionate about pursuing cancer-related research due to close family members being diagnosed.