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12-Year-Old Rutgers Summer Scholar Pursues Cancer Research

Atharva Kulkarni, a Rutgers Summer Scholar, poses in a lab

Middle schooler uses computational analysis to identify gene mutation patterns in primary tumors that can predict recurrence and metastasis

Most 12-year-old middle school students spend their summers engaged in the pursuit of leisure and ice cream. However, for Edison seventh grader Atharva Kulkarni, apart from ice cream, water parks and beaches, summer is a time to continue his passion – cancer research – while also attending a three-week Rutgers Summer Scholars Program in New Brunswick. Of the 145 students in the program, the majority are high school juniors and seniors.

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