Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) hosts a 10-week summer internship that provides a mentored research experience for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research with a particular emphasis on cancer. Students who participate in the “Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science” conduct an independent clinical, translational or basic research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor and their laboratory staff. Interns present the results of their project in both poster and oral format at a research symposium where awards are given to the best scientific presentations. To support their research experience, interns attend weekly seminars which include the following topics: communication skills, biomedical research ethics, innovations in cancer diagnostics/therapies and cancer health disparities. To provide professional development and broaden scientific career awareness, interns attend lectures on graduate school, the RPCI Science Retreat and field trips to local life sciences and pharmaceutical companies.
Disciplines: Cancer biophysics, biostatistics, tumor immunology, cancer prevention/epidemiology, cancer cellular/molecular biology, cancer genetics, molecular pharmacology, cancer therapeutics
Compensation: Salary / Stipend, Volunteer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Adam Kisailus
Department: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Office: Elm & Carlton Streets; Buffalo NY 14263