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Sarah Shores

Portrait of Lang Prize winner Sarah Shores

2nd Place

Science, Engineering & Mathematics, 2023

Using the UC Davis Library as well as Annual Reviews, I was able to fill in the gaps in the information I presented regarding the specificities of fetal development that was left out by most AIS research articles that I encountered.”

— Sarah Shores

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: Differences of Sex Development

Term paper in HDE 117: Longevity

Read Sarah’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Shores’ study provides an in-depth analysis of the different classes of androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) and how they affect males and females differently. Shores describes the psychosocial outcomes, specifically the stigma surrounding the syndrome, reflecting on the distress and concerns of those affected with androgen insensitivity. 

In Their Own Words

Read Sarah’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.