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Reesab Pathak, 16, of Camas, Washington, who was motivated by the prevalence of HIV in his ancestral home of Nepal, conducted a two-year research project to clarify the mechanism of a new HIV vaccine for his Intel Science Talent search project in medicine and health. Using a vaccine targeting the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), which causes AIDS in Rhesus macaques, Reesab demonstrated that the MHC-E protein is responsible for activating a subset of cytotoxic T cells. T cells are a vital component of the immune response that detect infectious material presented on the MHC proteins of infected cells. This finding is potentially important because MHC-E is very similar in humans and macaques, making it more likely that a vaccine developed using this property of the immune response could effectively induce HIV immunity. Moreover, MHC-E-mediated immunity had not been demonstrated before for SIV or HIV vaccines. Reesab is president of the student government and secretary of the Science Olympiad at Camas High School. A pianist and composer, he is a Vox Novus Composition award winner. The son of Bima and Roopa Pathak, Reesab has earned many awards and is co-author of a paper published in the Journal of Immunology.
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