Science Student to Present Mesothelioma Research

Hampton Bays High School Science Research student Jared Strecker has been invited to present his research on mesothelioma at the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma on March 27 and 28 in Maryland.

Jared’s research focuses on therapies and treatments of mesothelioma and hones in on biomarkers found in plasma samples that could lead to earlier detection of mesothelioma.

The sophomore said he selected the research project with the assistance of Science Research teacher Dr. Stephanie Forsberg and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Denise Sullivan during his freshman year.  

“I was immediately fascinated by the research that has already been conducted on mesothelioma,” said Jared.

At the symposium, Jared said he hopes to secure a mentor to assist with his research and connect with experts.

In addition to working on his research, Jared is treasurer of his school’s student council, a member of Key Club, SAAD and the Mock Trial team. He is also a baseball player and is an assistant coach for his father’s little league team. #engageHB