Irene Ann Chen, 17, a senior at La Jolla High School in San Diego, captured first place in the 1995 Westinghouse Science Talent Search. She received a $40,000 college scholarship at the award ceremony in Washington, D.C., in March.
TOP OF HER CLASS: Irene Chen of La Jolla High School plans to use her $40,000 Westinghouse scholarship award to study molecular biology.
Chen, who entered a genetics project on the expression and function of two genes isolated from a lymphoma cancer-cell line, has been involved in biomedical research since she was 14. Working in internships with such organizations as the American...
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