Peter Kamel, 2008 Life Sciences Award

Written by on August 25, 2008 in 2008, Life Sciences Award, Student

Peter Kamel

Peter Kamel

Centennial High School
Ellicott City, Maryland

Peter Kamel is currently a junior at Centennial High School. Peter is conducting after school research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on a patent-pending artificial tissue material that changes color in response to an internal temperature influence. The change is a result of a cascade of chemical reactions that take place when the tissue is heated. Peter’s research findings are important, as doctors will be able to accurately profile tissue damage when treating cancer through a procedure known as heat ablation.

Peter looks forward to continuing his research during his remaining time in high school, entering college and eventually becoming a doctor.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is honored to have had the assistance of the following distinguished individuals serving on the 2008 Life Sciences Awards Evaluation Committee:

  • Russel A. Bantham, Esquire
  • Dr. Diane Bunce
    Department of Chemistry
    The Catholic University of America
  • Dr. Patrick Clemins
    Division of Biological Infrastructure
    National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Edward Eisenstein
    Director & Associate Professor
    University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
  • Dr. Brent Miller
    Directorate for Biosciences
    National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Venigalla Rao
    Department of Biology
    The Catholic University of America
  • Dr. Reid Schwebach
    Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
    National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Phillip A. Singerman
    Senior Vice President
    B&D Consulting
  • Dr. John Trant
    Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
    University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute


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