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High schoolers find their future doing cancer research

Professor Emeritus Steven Nordeen
A partnership between researchers at University of Colorado Cancer Center and Overland High School is enabling high school students to conduct a state-of-the-art scientific experiment with real cancer cells.
Deborah Carnevale, a science teacher at Overland, believed that her senior students had the knowledge and skills to study cell culture, the process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions, usually outside of their natural environment.
In 2013, she approached Steven Nordeen, PhD, professor emeritus, in the Department of Pathology at the CU School of Medicine to work with her Introduction to Biotechnology students.

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