Remembering Alzheimer's: In silico study on plant alkaloid derivatives as inhibitors of 3 well known drug targets responsible for the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
Rithvik Ganesh
Plano, Texas
2017 Finalist
PLANO, TX 75025-3896
7th grade | 13 years old
Meet Rithvik. Rithvik's project deals with how specific plant components can be used to treat Alzheimer's disease.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I would like to enter this prestigious competition to meet and share ideas with like-minded participants. I am really excited to share my experiences on this huge platform and I look forward to learning from brilliant and experienced mentors.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
The invention of the first implantable pacemaker by Wilson Greatbatch is my favorite invention of the last 100 years. I am really fascinated by its effectiveness in using technology to resolve the shortcomings of the human body and how it has really improved the quality of people's lives.
In 15 years I hope to be...
A computational biologist with a focus on the use of innovative computer algorithms and their application to the treatment of complex diseases. I would love to combine my interests in the logical parts of math and the innovative opportunities in science and use them to improve the lives of thousands of people.
"The best results come from the people who have the determination and patience to overcome the toughest and most challenging problems."
Rithvik Ganesh