Nicholas Page  

Nicholas Page was just 14 when he started working in the lab of a Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School professor. He landed that gig by simply asking for it. Page was participating in the Brain Bee, a competition for high school students hosted by the Medical School.

   “I was mingling with faculty and asking about research opportunities for high school students,” he says.

The one who said “yes” was Mladen-Roko Rasin, a professor of neuroscience and cell biology who studies the formation of the brain, and how it is disrupted in diseases such as autism and epilepsy.

“The rest is history,” says Page, of Matawan, New Jersey.

Story by John Chadwick. To read the full article, click [here].