Valley Stream South High School senior Ibrahim Qadri has been named a 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar. Ibrahim was among 300 students selected as scholars in this prestigious contest, which this year drew more than 1,900 applicants from 627 high schools across 48 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and four other countries.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars are chosen based on their outstanding research, leadership skills, community involvement, commitment to academics, creativity in asking scientific questions and exceptional promise as STEM leaders.
Ibrahim’s project, The Ability of Vitamin E To Improve the Reproduction and Metabolic Respiration of Nicotine-Induced D. Melanogaster, looked into the ways vitamin E might lessen the effects of nicotine on the body’s respiratory and reproductive systems. His experiments involved exposing flies to nicotine and vitamin E and studying the effects on the flies’ offspring. The research could have significant implications for pregnant women exposed to nicotine, as well as individual consumers of nicotine products looking to improve their respiratory and reproductive health.