The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes the development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, health care professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium.
Paid positions are available at:
• Buck Institute for Research on Aging
• Harvard Stem Cell Institute
• Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
• SRF Research Center
• The Scripps Research Institute
• University of Oxford
• Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2017-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 6, 2017.