Brooke McKenzie is a junior at Lanier High School whom is interested in biology and computer science. In her Academy class, she worked on advancing her knowledge in bioinformatics. In order to do this, She conducted a small bioinformatic project using the National Center for Biotechnology Information. This project was concerning a gene that could be connected to Autism Spectrum Disorder. She had found the complement C3 gene has the potential to be connected to the pathogenesis of ASD.