Keyuree Satam, Harvard University
Collierville, TN, Lausanne Collegiate School
Keyuree has explored a different field of biology by attending educational summer camps every year since middle school. She have received countless awards noting her immense accomplishments, including the national Intel STS and Memphis Science Fair award for her work at the Research Science Institute (RSI) in which she analyzed changes in neuron locations in rat brains due to the suppression of a gene similar to the one linked to human dyslexia. Keyuree was one of 80 students selected internationally to attend RSI, and she was granted the opportunity to witness regular evening lectures from Nobel laureates. Keyuree’s most recent research project includes assisting a post-doctorate researcher in work on the nuclear receptor CAR, closely associated with liver cancer and other disorders. Her work involves splitting cells, isolating DNA plasmids, transfections, gel electrophoresis, and Western Blots. Keyuree also possesses a passion for human services and volunteerism. She has raised $4,500 for the SmileTrain Cleft Charity. Keyuree also founded the HOSA and Biology Olympiad Club at her school. She is currently completing a research internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will major in Biology.