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    American Museum of Natural History
    Location:
    American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Spring/Summer 2020

    Description:
    Termites belong to the order Blattodea, social insects that largely consume wood and plant material. Here, we will use CT scanning, scanning electron microscopy and confocal imaging to evaluate morphological differences among a subset of this fascinating group of organisms. This project involves working in the world class termite collection at the museum, and the student will gain both experience in cutting edge morphological systematics and biological collection management. There will be an opportunity for students with interests in art to undertake artistic subprojects, including learning biological illustration and photography.

    Qualifications:
    Some undergraduate coursework in biodiversity, animal diversity, or entomology.

    Contact:
    Contact Dr. Jessica Ware at jessicaleeware@gmail.com
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    Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program
    Location:

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Time Frame of Internship:

    2020 Spring/Summer term (June 1 - August 7).

    Description:


    The BioMedRAP is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience at one of the top research institutions in the nation. Participants will engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Students who have had prior research experience and are currently enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate program are encouraged to apply to BioMedRAP. Program activities include seminars on biotechnology and research skills, career counseling, journal clubs, workshops graduate school, social activities and much more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring research presentations by participants.


    Qualifications:


    BioMedRAP selects participants based on academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to diversity. They seek applicants who have challenged themselves and excelled academically; demonstrate experience overcoming substantial educational, cultural or economic obstacles; are first-generation college students; or can demonstrate a strong interest in bringing diverse people together. They encourage applications from individuals who come from rural or inner-city areas and individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research—specifically African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, women, and students with disabilities. Applications are also encouraged from international students currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree and students who are not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution are not eligible to apply.


    Visit:

    http://dbbs.wustl.edu/UndergraduateResearch/biomedrap/Pages/default.aspx

    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    Center for Genomic Interpretation
    Location:

    Salt Lake City or Provo, Utah

    Time Frame of Internship:

    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    The Center for Genomic Interpretation (CGI) guides individuals and families in their decisions regarding the interpretation of genetic variants. They are looking for interns to evaluate genetic variants for potential pathogenicity, assist in developing and testing Standard Operating Procedures, develop a genetic variant database, contribute to white paper generation (which may lead to publication), and complete an internship capstone project. The internship will learn about DNA sequencing and variant data interpretation, biotech startups, a spectrum of genetic diseases, and regulation of genetic diagnostics.


    Qualifications:
    • The internship can be tailored to meet the needs of the interns, so applicants of all levels of training are encouraged to apply. This includes both undergraduates and graduate students. (It is preferred that undergraduate interns are juniors or seniors.) Those with PhDs should inquire about short term fellowships.
    • Coursework: Any or all of the following: genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, physiology, neurobiology, computer science with a life sciences emphasis, other life sciences, or nursing.

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    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    Child and Family Health International
    Location:

    Cordoba, Argentina or Kigale, Uganda

    Time Frame of Internship:

    The internship is scheduled for May 2 – June 6, but interested students can extend for additional weeks.

    Description:

    Child Family Health International (CFHI) is non-profit leader in global health education, facilitating international experiences that meet rigorous ethical, safety, and academic standards. Child Family Health International provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for students and institutions. CFHI’s model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities, transforming perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship. CFHI global health education program’s focus on the community-level, allowing participants to be in the 'trenches' of global health alongside community-based clinical and public health delivery. CFHI is a global health ethics leader, prioritizing patient safety and ensuring rich learning for students within the scope of their education in health settings.

    According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Health Health Worker’s Alliance, “Child Family Health International (CFHI) is the leading nongovernmental organization placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. It models the best global health education practices that demonstrate a priority commitment to community engagement and local integrity. CFHI works at 20 sites in 11 countries with over 250 partners and has enrolled students from over 35 countries, with 9,000+ alumni to date.” http://www.who.int/workforcealliance/members_partners/member_list/cfhi/en/ CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the (Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

    Executive Director, Jessica Evert, M.D. is a recognized leader in global health education. She has authored and edited multiple chapters, articles and books in global health with a focus on education, ethics, and asset-based engagement, including the seminal texts: 1) Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Ed 2) Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education, 2nd Ed and 3) Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology. She helped develop the Forum on Education Abroad's Standards for Health-Related Undergraduate Programs. Dr. Evert is a recipient of Global Health Education Consortium's prestigious Christopher Krogh Award for her dedication to underserved populations at home and abroad. Dr. Evert's research and advocacy areas of focus are the ethics of global educational engagement, competency-based international education, health disparities, asset-based programmatics and reflection.

    Argentina: The internship is in Cordoba, Argentina, where alongside local healthcare personnel, interns take part in focused physical exams, patient histories and daily hospital rounds. Join lectures and discussions on case studies with local residents and medical students. Shadow healthcare professionals in various rotations in specialties including infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, surgical care, oncology, dermatology, pediatrics and psychology. Learn about hospital medicine through rotations at some of the oldest and most renowned teaching hospitals in Latin America, such as the premier infectious disease hospital and the largest public pediatric hospital in the region. During your time in Cordoba, interns witness government efforts to provide care to a large percentage of the population without health insurance.

    Uganda: In collaboration with CFHI and the Kigezi Health Foundation (KIHEFO) in Kigale, Uganda, interns will rotate through the main general clinic, as well as the newly built Maternal and Child Hospital where they will take part in rounds with physicians, nurses, medical officers, lab, and ultrasound technicians. At the HIV/AIDS clinic, interns sit in on counseling sessions, assist health workers with testing and learn how to reduce rates of mother-to-child transmission. KIHEFO conducts outreach in remote rural villages where health and dental care are delivered to those who have little or no access to health care, and interns assist in these outreaches. Other opportunities include rotating at a nutrition center that treats and prevents maternal and child malnutrition, visiting traditional birth attendants and healers, and joining in public health education to the community. Interns will learn about KIHEFO’s groundbreaking, integrated approach to addressing and improving maternal and child health and health care in general. Due to insufficient government infrastructure and funding, KIHEFO has taken the lead in the Kigezi region in providing access to healthcare services, especially in remote regions.

    Qualifications:

    Students in any major in the College of Life Science are eligible.

    Argentina: An intermediate level of Spanish is required and students must be accepted into the BYU Global Health Internship program, as well as complete an application with CFHI and complete a one-credit preparation course 2nd term Winter Semester.

    Uganda: Students must be accepted into the BYU Global Health Internship program to participate, as well as complete an application with CFH and complete a one-credit preparation course 2nd term Winter Semester.

    Visit:

    Argentina: https://www.cfhi.org/hospital-medicine-in-latin-america
    Uganda: https://www.cfhi.org/maternal-child-health-hiv-realities-of-health-access.

    Contact:

    Interested applicants contact Dr. Randy M Page (randy_page@byu.edu, 801-422-1131, 2030 LSB) for internship details and guidance with your application.
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    Comprehensive Rural Health Project
    Location:
    Jamkhed, India

    Time Frame of Internship:
    May to August

    Description:
    The Comprehensive Rural Health Project (AKA CRHP or Jamkhed) is located in Jamkhed, India. CRHP is a NGO serving the rural poor and marginalized. Established in 1970, CRHP works to bring healthcare to the poorest of the poor, empower communities and individuals to eliminate injustices, and promote health and development. CRHP has long been a leader in public health and development, listed by the WHO as one of the top 30 health and development agencies globally, and is a model for sustainable development.

    Students doing internships with CRHP have the opportunity to observe medical primary care appointments and medical procedures (i.e., surgeries), observe all of the project efforts of CRHP, and engage in meaningful research and practice experiences in the communities. Additionally, CRHP hosts training camps and since 1994 has trained over 33,000 individuals from other NGOs, government agencies, and healthcare professionals in sustainable development.

    Availability:
    They have the capacity to take up to 3 interns per summer. They require a minimum of 10 weeks, with 14 weeks being the ideal timeframe as it takes about 3 weeks to understand CRHP programs and get to know the staff and community. At the end of the third week, interns can begin work on projects.

    Visit:
    http://www.jamkhed.org
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    Loyola University Chicago
    Location:
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Start Date is June 1st, program lasts 8 weeks

    Description:
    This program is designed to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in cutting edge research on the cardiovascular system or the nervous system with members of the Dept. of Cell and Molecular Physiology (CaMP).

    The focus of the training will be actual ongoing research in individual laboratories. Students in the program will interact with other undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and medical school faculty, and will attend lab meetings, seminars and safety training.

    Investigators in the department are funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Heart Association and various foundations.

    We are located at the Center for Translational Research and Education building of the Loyola Health Sciences Division, on the Maywood Campus.

    Qualifications:
    Completion of freshman year
    A 3.25 GPA or better, overall (more weight will be given to science courses)

    Application Guidelines:
    E-mail the following to Dr. Erika Piedras Rentería, epiedra@luc.edu
    - A cover letter in pdf format stating the reason for your interest in the program
    - The names of 2-3 potential mentors of interest from the list of faculty
    - An unoffical transcript in pdf format from all colleges and universities attended
    - ACT or SAT scores (overall and individual subtests)
    - Proof of health insurance will be required upon acceptance

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, as they are received. Earlier applications will have an advantage and more labs to choose from. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. Students will be notified no later than May 1.

    Visit:
    www.stritch.luc.edu/physio/research

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    Smithsonian Institution
    Location:

    Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

    Time Frame of Internship:

    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:


    The Smithsonian Data Science Lab is seeking an intern to help them expand the scope of their machine learning projects. The intern will work closely with Rebecca Dikow, a data scientist in the lab, to survey datasets across the Smithsonian and outside data aggregators. The purpose of this research is to identify patterns and trends across departments and to provide specific answers to broad questions concerning the Smithsonian’s collection. The intern will be responsible for producing visualizations of his or her work, which will be featured on the Smithsonian’s website and in scholarly publications.


    Qualifications:


    Prospective interns should:

    • Be familiar with Python
    • Have experience running jobs on a high-performance computing cluster (HPC)
    • Have excellent communication skills
    • Be detail-oriented

    Visit:


    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    Penn State College of Medicine
    Location:
    Penn State College of Medicine

    Time Frame of Internship:
    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    This internship is hosted at a virology lab that studies how viruses optimize conditions in the host cell for replication. Specifically, they focus on several aspects of human cytomegalovirus replication. Specific projects for interns will vary depending on the support needed for ongoing lab projects; however, all projects will require interns to perform a variety of cell and molecular biology techniques. Prior knowledge of these techniques may be helpful, but is not required, as all techniques can be taught as part of the internship. Opportunities in other laboratories in our department may also exist if an interest is expressed.


    Qualifications:
    • Desire and willingness to listen
    • Excitement about science
    • No lab experience necessary—Penn State can teach the lab skills

    Visit:

    http://sites.psu.edu/buchkovichlab/

    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    Premed Research Internship at Harvard/Stanford/Utah
    Location:

    Harvard, Stanford, or the University of Utah

    Time Frame of Internship:

    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    This program is a summer research internship at elite medical institutions for BYU premed students. Interns work as research assistants to participating medical faculty from Harvard, Stanford, and Utah. Research opportunities include basic science, clinical research, health policy, disparities, and health outcomes research, depending on the focus of the supporting faculty member. Students will help with projects at various levels, including project conception, grant writing, data collection, analysis, presentation, and writing. Mentors come from diverse medical specialties, including endocrinology, anesthesia, surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, genetics, oncology, pulmonology and more. Students participate in weekly journal club meetings with fellow interns and BYU alumni with focus on preparing for a career in medicine.


    Qualifications:
    Applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis based on their merits and

    are selected by the participating faculty members. Prior research experience is helpful, but not required, as students will receive on-site training.

    Follow this application process for Premed Research Internship at Harvard/Stanford/Utah:
    • Resume/CV (1 page)-please be sure to include your GPA, major, & contact information.
    • Essay (1 page)
      • Why do you want to be a doctor? What makes you unique? How will this program help you?
    • 1 colored passport style photo
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Send all documents to byupremedresearchinternship@gmail.com
    • Also apply to BYU Inspiring Learning Fellowship

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    Application Deadline:

    12/31/2019
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    Sigilon Therapeutics - Biotech Intern
    Location:
    Boston, MA

    Position Summary:

    Sigilon Therapeutics is searching for an energized and highly motivated candidate to be part of a team focused on developing a novel therapeutic platform utilizing Sigilon’s Afibromer™ technology to treat a variety of rare diseases.

    Sigilon Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company creating functional cures for chronic diseases using Shielded Living Therapeutics. The Shielded Living Therapeutics product platform consists of novel engineered human cells that are encased in a proprietary immune-shielding matrix and placed in the body. These Shielded Living Therapeutics then produce therapeutic proteins in a programmable and durable fashion, without generating fibrosis or immune rejection. Our pipeline of products in hemophilia, lysosomal storage diseases, and, in collaboration with Eli Lilly, type 1 diabetes, are rapidly advancing toward the clinic. Sigilon was founded and created by Flagship Pioneering in conjunction with Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., and Robert Langer, Sc.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    This position provides an outstanding training opportunity to work closely with scientists. The Research Assistant will be given their own project or set of tasks and receive close guidance and mentorship from a Scientist-level supervisor and a Project Manager.

    Exemplary Duties and Activities:

    - Tissue culture of therapeutic engineered cell lines
    - Perform cell-based and molecular biology assays such as cell viability, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, qPCR, and functional assays
    - Make observations, evaluate data, interpret results and maintain good written records
    - Comply with standard laboratory practices and company policies

    Qualifications:

    - Preferred basic laboratory skills, including: Experience in tissue culture and cell-based and molecular biology assays, e.g. qPCR, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, and flow cytometry; previous laboratory-based research experience a plus
    - Outstanding interpersonal skills and established collaborative working habits
    - Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Compensation:

    · T-pass or parking reimbursement (if planning to secure your own garage spot in the area) up to $260 per month will be provided.
    · Free breakfast is provided every other Monday morning.
    · Free snacks, coffee and soft drinks provided daily.
    · Subsidized/ discounted gym membership available at BodyScapes and Cambridge Athletic Club.

    Who are we looking for?

    · An enthusiastic and dedicated student that is interested in regenerative medicine and creating novel treatments
    · Laboratory skills in molecular biology, cell biology or related sciences are preferred

    What are we looking for?

    · Leading the way: A creative and dedicated scientist
    · Working together: A colleague to thrive on collaboration with our scientific teammates
    · Loving what you do: A team member with positive energy that is passionate about our mission

    What are we offering?

    · Exposure to pioneering science and the opportunity to help create therapeutics that will benefit patients with rare, chronic conditions
    · Unique opportunity to develop skills and deliver important experimental results at a small company
    · Manager & co-workers who are proven mentors and coaches
    · Membership within a growing, dynamic and collegial organization

    Process Engineering Intern
    An Intern student in the Process Engineering group would have the opportunity to learn cell and molecular biology techniques for a variety of cell types, including mammalian and stem cell culture, qPCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, and others. The candidate will be an integral member of a small research team and will receive close guidance and mentorship from a senior scientist level supervisor and a project manager. The individual will be given their own project and set of tasks within a project and be an integral contributor. Projects will be designed based on (1) the current progress and challenges to the research program, and (2) the capabilities of the individual.

    Visit:
    Apply using the link below:

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=63877dc2-48f1-4db4-a438-8c55c71b9e24&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=308594&lang=en_US&source=CC4
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    Tolero Pharmaceuticals
    Location:
    Lehi, UT

    Time Frame of Internship:
    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    Tolero Pharmaceuticals is an oncology-focused drug discovery and development company combining unique and proven preclinical development efficiencies to advance novel and effective therapeutic agents. Tolero’s approach enables development of novel therapeutics on a dramatically shortened time frame and at a much lower cost than traditional drug development. There are internships available within the following departments at Tolero: Discovery Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Biomarker Development. The purpose of these positions is to assist with experimental design and execution, data analysis, and general laboratory responsibilities. These procedures allow for an efficiently functioning laboratory to produce quality data that will translate into publications and, most importantly, advances in the clinic.

    Interns will be expected to work effectively with colleagues, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. Candidates should be aware of standard laboratory techniques, and may or may not have practical experience with these techniques. The intern will be responsible for assisting in the planning, execution, QC, data analysis, and communication of findings with other groups. The intern is expected to assist in the preparation and presentation of data in laboratory meetings. Under supervision, the intern will develop and optimize sample preparation procedures, develop good laboratory practice protocols, work collaboratively with fellow associates to ensure timely analysis and reporting of research results, and keep detailed logs of experiments and report scientific findings through write-ups, presentations, posters, and manuscripts.


    Qualifications:
    • As this is an entry-level position, no prior degree or experience is required. However, some prior lab experience is strongly preferred.
    • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and any imaging software packages used to prepare figures for publication.
    • Also apply to Simmons Center for Cancer Research at https://sccr.byu.edu/fellowships by February 15th at 5pm.

    Visit:

    http://www.toleropharmaceuticals.com/
    https://sccr.byu.edu/fellowships

    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    Unite For Sight
    Location:

    Accra, Ghana

    Time Frame of Internship:

    The internship is May 2-June 13, but under certain conditions interested students may be able to extend for additional weeks if desired.

    Description:

    Unite For Sight is an esteemed global health delivery organization. In partnership with local partner eye clinics. Unite For Sight applies public health strategies to provide eye care to patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care. All of the programs are locally led and managed by local eye doctors, and the patients receive high-quality care delivered year-round.

    BYU interns participate in all aspects of the healthcare delivery by supporting and assisting the local clinic staff in the outreaches and at the clinic. Students conduct preliminary visual acuity test, help dispense medications and eyeglasses prescribed by local clinicians, observe surgeries and eye exams, and assist in patient intake and patient education. Interns have an immersive, transformative global health training experience abroad.

    Qualifications:

    Students must apply and be accepted into the BYU Ghana Unite For Sight program and by Unite For Sight to participate; and meet all eligibility requirements as stipulated by both institutions.

    Students in any major in the College of Life Science are eligible.

    Visit:

    For more information about what you do and Unite For Sight see https://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/outreaches and https://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/theexperience.

    Contact:
    Interested applicants contact Dr. Randy M Page (randy_page@byu.edu, 801-422-1131, 2030 LSB) for internship details and guidance with your application.
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    University of Arizona - Pharmacology/Toxicology, and Drug Discovery and Development
    Location:
    University of Arizona

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Summer

    Description:
    Pharmacology and Toxicology Program, and Drug Discovery and Development
    College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona

    Most human diseases are complex. This complexity is related to intricate interactions among environmental and genetic factors that alter the fundamental biophysical and biochemical properties of target organs and modify disease susceptibility by acting at critical stages of development.

    The Programs in Pharmacology and Toxicology, as well as Drug Discovery and Development at the University of Arizona have responded to this challenge by training scientists for diverse career opportunities in academia, industry and government. Our trainees are well prepared to merge scientific intelligence with the translational research skills necessary to apply state-of-the-art approaches to complex diseases. The training environment in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona offers both world-class facilities and outstanding faculty.

    Qualifications:
    We are seeking undergraduate students with some familiarity with a research lab environment. Students should have a genuine desire to participate in any of the broad pharmaceutical research areas. Students are not expected to possess specialized skills. Basic laboratory skills will be useful to all projects, but specialized techniques will be learned depending on the project.

    Compensation/Benefits:
    There is no compensation for this internship. While there is no financial support available through UArizona, research supplies will be provided by the individual lab. Students are encouraged to apply for fellowship funding through BYU.

    Application Information:
    Applications are due February 28th. Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to Dr. Nathan Cherrington, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. cherrington@pharmacy.arizona.edu
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    University of California, Riverside
    Location:
    University of California, Riverside

    Time Frame of Internship:
    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    There are a variety of different projects going on in Dillman lab. They are mainly interested in host-parasite interactions, specifically the parasites of insects. These are some of the project details:

    A) The lab uses virulence assays in Drosophila melanogaster and in crickets. These insects are infected with bacterial pathogens, and then have their immunity manipulated using pharmaceuticals and genetics. Students interning in the lab will learn and use insect husbandry and infection as well as bacterial growth and maintenance.

    B) The lab currently uses biochemical techniques to investigate the excreted/secreted protein products of nematodes. In this project, interns will learn how to collect and concentrate nematode secretions, as well as participate in protein-molecule binding assays.

    C) Dillman Lab is also interested in using slug-parasitic nematodes in biological control. They have a project investigating invasive slug species in California and performing virulence assays using nematodes to infect and kill slugs.


    Qualifications:
    • Prefer applicants with experience in evaluating RNA sequence datasets, but experience is not a requirement
    • Searching for a student with a great work ethic

    Visit:

    http://dillmanlab.org/

    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    University of California, San Diego
    Location:

    University of California, San Diego

    Time Frame of Internship:
    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    Lewis Labs develops multi-factor diagnostics for childhood diseases and disorders and engineers cells for enhanced production of therapeutics. Current projects include genomic and transcriptomic analyses of autism, development of multi-variate network-based biomarkers for childhood disease, and the analysis and engineering of cell lines that are used in pharmaceutical production and other biotechnological applications. Interns in the lab will do computational work ranging from genomic analysis to modeling complex biological networks. They will work directly with current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and all of their work will connect with experiments of their close collaborators.


    Qualifications:
    • Coding experience in Python, R, or Matlab
    • Experience in cell biology, biochemistry, and/or genomics

    Visit:


    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    University of Iowa
    Location:
    University of Iowa, Stephens Lab

    Time Frame of Internship:
    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    The Stephens lab studies the pancreatic islet, which regulates whole animal metabolism through release of hormones such as insulin and glucagon. The central theme of the lab is to integrate molecular and cell biology with animal physiology to tackle questions pertaining to islet biology and diabetes. They are currently investigating intracellular proteins that regulate the trafficking of insulin vesicles in the pancreatic islet β-cell with particular interest in mapping novel protein interactions identified through proteomic analysis. This internship will likely focus on one or two candidate proteins and investigate their roles in regulating insulin vesicle trafficking. Training may include a number of cell and molecular biology techniques such as SDS-PAGE, immunoprecipitations, confocal microscopy, and mammalian tissue culture. Additional studies may also examine cellular ultrastructure using electron microscopy.


    Qualifications:
    • Strong interest in science
    • Highly motivated
    • Basic lab skills/techniques, such as pipetting and preparing solutions, would be preferred
    • Additional techniques such as PCR and DNA agarose gel electrophoresis or mouse handling would be helpful
    • Additional skills in SDS-PAGE, microscopy, or cell culture would be outstanding

    Visit:

    https://stephens.lab.uiowa.edu/

    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    University of Kentucky
    Location:
    University of Kentucky

    Time Frame of Internship:
    2020 Spring & Summer terms. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    Students working in this lab assist physical therapist and orthopedic surgeons on NIH funded trials studying the effects of ACL reconstructions on biomechanics, muscle physiology, and outcomes. Duties include assisting with data collections, processing the data, and helping the team interpret the results. The lab organizes a weekly meeting for their students and journal clubs and provides significant time training and mentoring. They employ biomechanics and MRI in most of the work that undergraduates assist them with.


    Qualifications:
    The lab is looking for students who
    • are passionate about what they are doing,
    • have a desire to go to graduate school,
    • are open to learning,
    • and are interested in orthopedics, physical therapy or biomedical engineering.

    Visit:

    https://www.uky.edu/chs/research/biomotion

    Application Deadline:

    1/31/2020
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    University of Michigan
    Location:

    University of Michigan

    Time Frame of Internship:

    Summer 2020

    Description:

    The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer three summer fellowship programs to support undergraduate students that are interested in summer research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting university or college is eligible to apply, with preference give to those students interested in a career in research.

    Each student will be matched, based on their interests and background, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. This collection of laboratories is involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms, gastrointestinal physiology, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, renal and pulmonary function, muscle contractile mechanisms, ion channels and neurophysiology.

    There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend a lecture series and research seminars throughout the summer.

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    Further details and application materials are available from the fellowship website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/molecular-integrativephysiology/ education/undergraduate-opportunities

    Application Deadline:

    February 3, 2020.
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    University of Vermont - Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Program
    Description:

    The Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research (ArcLTER) program is a collaborative of several universities and organizations that utilize the Toolik Field Station (TFS) on the North Slope of Alaska as our base of operations.

    Our field work ranges across a wide array of activities that encompass the physical hydrology, ecosystem ecology, fisheries biology, and biogeochemistry of Arctic streams and rivers in the vicinity of TFS. Thus, there are opportunities to become involved in research that could satisfy diverse student interests. In addition, students who work on our projects are exposed to a research community at TFS that includes some of the most active and well-known researchers in Arctic systems science. Thus, simply being at TFS is a valuable educational experience for students.

    We would be happy to accommodate a student from BYU on one of our research projects. Because of the remote location of TFS, travel to and food and lodging at the station are important cost considerations. Our projects do not have the budget flexibility to accommodate additional personnel and so the student would need to have sufficient support to accommodate their involvement in our project. But once at TFS, we would be happy to supervise and mentor a student from BYU.
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    Utah Public Health Laboratory
    Location:
    Taylorsville, UT

    Time Frame of Internship:
    2020 Spring/Summer term. Please negotiate with provider.

    Description:
    Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria is a major threat to modern healthcare. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of bacterial isolates allows for identification of known antimicrobial resistance genes. This proposed internship project is to use the WGS from bacterial isolates of food-borne illnesses, such as Salmonella and E. coli, and search for antimicrobial resistance genes. The intern will organize the information for weekly reports to local epidemiologists and laboratorians, who will use this information to track the spread of antimicrobial-resistant infections. Although this project will mainly focus on food-borne illness, there is the potential to increase utility to other applications.


    Qualifications:
    • Basic bioinformatics skills
    • Python or perl experience is recommended

    Visit:
    https://health.utah.gov/lab


    Application Deadline:
    1/31/2020