Shyam and Ellie's poster represents a combination of their summer research at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, where they studied HPV-induced cervical cancer in zebra fish, and their independent study here at Webb with Sally Mingarelli this year, where they are studying BPA-induced cancer in zebra fish embryos. They are looking at the mechanism of DNA mutation in viral vs. environmentally induced cancers --- studying specifically the methylation patterns of DNA during differentiation. Their work is a combination of biotechnology and organic chemistry.
As their mentor, Mrs. Mingarelli will be accompanying them to the conference. Their work is being funded by the Unbounded Creativity in Science Award that both Shyam and Ellie received and the Demetriades Prize for Unbounded Teaching that Mrs. Mingarelli received at graduation last year.
Amara Berry ’12 truly embodies what it means to think boldly, mindfully and creatively. In October 2017, she was invited to give a Tedx Talk in Providence, Rhode Island, where she spoke on the legacy of her grandparents, how their work inspired her and the incredible work she is doing with our youth through The Sparkle Program.
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.