SHS Student Selected for Partners for the Future Program

Brooke Bier

Congratulations to Syosset High School student Brooke Bier on being selected to participate in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Partners for the Future program.

Partners for the Future provides an opportunity for talented Long Island high school students to gain hands-on experience in biomedical research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Brooke is part of an elite group of 14 students chosen from the 50 who applied to the program this year. She will be studying in the Beyaz Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Semir Beyaz directly. The laboratory goal is to uncover the precise mechanisms that link nutrition to organismal health and disease at the cellular level.  Brooke will be working with intestinal cells and tissues hoping to gain understanding into how diet can affect the immune system and contribute to the risk of diseases. At the conclusion of the program, students give oral presentations of their research projects to an audience of the students’ scientific mentors, Lab administrators, parents and teachers. The District wishes Brooke well as she begins her journey in this esteemed program.