Student Ramya Rangan, grade 12, will head off to Barcelona on Oct. 12 to present at the DREAM6 (Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods) conference. Rangan will present her research project, titled “Splice Site Discovery Using RNA-Seq Data,” which she completed during a summer stint with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computational Biology group. She will be the only high school student presenting at the conference.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to practice talking at a real research conference!” Rangan exclaimed. “I’m also excited about being able to share my research with a group of people that can discuss their ideas with me.” She is hopeful that the researchers at the conference, who have performed similar research, will be able to offer help with her future research endeavors.