Sehar Anjum Salman and Jada Nicole Dalley

2009 First Place
A Cytogenic Analysis of Genetic Mutation Induced by Cigarette Smoke in Drosophila Melanogaster
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Sehar Anjum Salman and Jada Nicole Dalley
 The Addiction Science Award helped me appreciate the broad reaches and real-life applications of scientific research, and inspired me to continue studying the medical sciences. -- Sehar Salman
Receiving the Addiction and Science Award led me to my first internship at NIDA after high school. I was able to learn about the work day-to-day that goes behind informing the public about the impact of drugs on their life, and the network or groups that have a vested interest in events like the National Drug Facts Week. Now I'm impacting people's lives in different ways by helping students broaden their horizons through travel abroad. -- Jada Dalley 

About the Project:

Sehar and Jada measured the frequency of observable genetic mutations among Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) that were exposed as larvae to a piece of foam previously saturated with tobacco smoke. 

Where Are They Now?

Sehar Anjum Salman

Undergraduate School: University of Southern California

  • Major: Health and Humanity

Gradudate School: Mississippi College

  • MS, Medical Science.

Medical School: Texas A&M School of Medicine

Jada Nicole Dalley

Undergraduate School: Elon University in North Carolina.

  • Major: International Business, International Studies, and Marketing
  • Minors: Religion, Sales, Economics, and Asian Studies

Job: Staff at a tour company for middle school and high school students who wish to travel abroad.