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MRHS Sophomore Selected for Course at Harvard Summer School

Ryan Kryscnski Ryan Kryscnski, a sophomore at Marlboro High School, has been selected to attend the Harvard Summer School, a selective residential summer program, for a medical course. The course Ryan will be taking is called, “Why Haven’t We Cured Cancer Yet?  Insights from Evolution, Ecology, and Paleontology.” According to its website, during the course participating students tackle this question by taking a multidisciplinary approach to learn about cancer biology by discussing how the disciplines of ecology, paleontology, and extinction biology can help interpret the ever-growing body of DNA sequencing information, and revisit medical and scientific paradigms in oncology to ultimately inform therapeutic decisions. Through the program, students also have the opportunity to explore life at Harvard University and in the surrounding city, as well as to attend interesting seminars taught by Harvard faculty.