The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such exciting areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded scientists who can work equally well with other scientists or the general public. 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 students with an opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice when they present their results to scientists from other research institutions.
Paid positions are available at such world-renowned research institutions as:
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Harvard School of Medicine
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Scripps Research Institute
SRF Research Center
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at http://www.sens.org/2016-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 1, 2016.