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Davidi Tawfiles

Davidi Tawfiles is a junior at Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School. He has conducted research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to better understand a conditional line of ddx3x syndrome, a neurodegenerative disorder that primarily effects females. He has also conducted research at New Jersey Medical School that is focused on testing which antibodies are most effective in recognizing lipoaribomannan, the primary component of M. tuberculosis cell wall. This research is akin to the development of more cost and time effective urine tuberculosis assay which can be used in underdeveloped countries where TB is widespread. Additionally, Davidi is the co-founder of Health Literacy Haven, an organization keen on improving the health literacy in their community by providing them with educational programs and testing at local community centers to help change lifestyles.