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Jessica Macaluso

1st Place

Science, Engineering and Math, 2020

Despite being intimidated at first… I was able to explore and read rich academic scholarship in a way I never had before.

Jessica Macaluso

The Biological Basis for Alzheimer’s Disease

Term paper for HDE 117: Longevity

Read Jessica’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Macaluso’s term paper gives an in-depth synopsis of the biology of Alzheimer’s disease, a prevalent form of dementia that impairs memory and cognition. Utilizing the library’s databases and subject guides, Macaluso identified 20 sources from top scientific journals across multiple disciplines, including Nature and the Annual Reviews of Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology and Public Health, to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of the science on Alzheimer’s.

In Their Own Words

Read Jessica’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.