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Congratulations to Tanishka Aglave from the Hillsborough RSEF on receiving the H. Robert Horvitz $10,000 Prize for Fundamental Research!  She is 1 of 7 students to receive a top honor at the International Science and Engineering Fair.  

Tanishka Balaji Aglave, 15, of Valrico, Florida, received the H. Robert Horvitz Prize for Fundamental Research of $10,000 for her investigation into a natural alternative treatment against citrus greening, a disease that threatens citrus farming in many parts of the world and is currently only treated with antibiotics. Tanishka injected the trunks of infected trees with an extract from the curry leaf tree and found through tests that this potential method could effectively and sustainably manage citrus greening disease.