Neil Davey

Neil Davey is a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring Maryland with a 3.98/4.00 cumulative unweighted GPA. He is a co-founder of Ultrasafe Ultrasound, a social venture to reduce the rates of female feticide throughout the world, and co-founder and COO of The Swaphub LLC, a company dedicated to providing a virtual communication platform. Through both ventures, he has filed five patent applications and has placed highly in many business plan competitions with his teams, including those sponsored by Columbia, Dell, and the George Washington University. He has also participated and placed highly in numerous national and international science competitions, including the National Siemens Competition, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). His research from the FDA, which was presented at these competitions, resulted in the creation of a novel vaccine candidate for the infectious disease Leishmaniasis, which is prevalent in many of the world's developing countries. More recently, he has worked on the diagnosis of circulating tumor cells using microfluidics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

A New Way to Curb Female Feticide

Thousands of mothers in India are coerced into aborting their female child. The widespread misuse of prenatal ultrasound has led to a genocide against the female gender. In India, due to fetal sexing, a female fetus is selectively aborted every 12 seconds. As long as multinational corporations continue to sell cheap ultrasound machines to developing countries, and while the law permits abortion... Continue Reading

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