We are currently looking for exceptional undergraduate students to complete an 11 week, intensive research experience, designed to provide immersive research training for students interested in a career in academic research/medicine.
Today, more than 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer in the United States before the age of 20 years will survive at least five years, a dramatic increase from the 1970s where only about 50% of children diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20 years survived. (http://seer.cancer.gov/, posted April 2014)
These dramatic improvements in outcomes are only possible through scientifically sound research. Much work remains to improve survival to 100%, to find a cure for every child.
Each student will conduct a small, independent research project focused on a scientific question using computational biology.
Over the course of the summer, students will be expected to informally discuss their research results in laboratory and group meetings.
A student’s work will be directly supervised by a faculty member or a designated post-doctoral associate working in the laboratory.
At the end of the summer, students will present their research to faculty from the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, the Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, and other selected guests.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Successful candidates will have a strong undergraduate academic record, with interests in pursuing a career in computational biology, academic medicine and/or completing a combined MD/PhD degree program.
Students will work up to 40 hours per week; schedule and hours will be arranged with the assigned faculty mentor (or delegate).
This is not a clinical shadowing opportunity.
Research opportunities will be available with one of the following researchers within the Divisions of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research and Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.