Paid Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates
The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging. One such opportunity in the laboratory of Dr. Gordon Lithgow at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging will investigate the importance of metal homeostasis in C. elegans, which has been associated with lifespan, healthspan, and a number of age-related human diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, and ALS.
The Summer Scholars Program not only offers students the opportunity to conduct their own research project but also the chance to develop communication skills. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the summer will provide the Summer Scholars with an opportunity to present their results to scientists from other research institutions.
To learn more about this summer internship program and other paid research opportunities at such institutions as the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and the Scripps Research Institute, at www.sens.org/2015-summer-scholars.
Online applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 2, 2015. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the SRF Director of Education Greg Chin