Learn About Bioinformatics and More in Summer Undergraduate Program; Apply by February 20, 2023

Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors interested in cancer research can apply by February 20, 2023, for the Division of Cancer Biology’s (DCB’s) Summer Undergraduate Research Program. The program is for students with less than one year of cancer research experience who are looking for more exposure to interdisciplinary cancer research.

The summer program will also feature weekly webinars for improving research skills and activities that introduce data science approaches to analyzing large multi-omic data sets.

Interdisciplinary cancer research covers a range of subject areas, including biology, chemistry, and computer science. Students accepted to the program will work in the lab of a faculty mentor who conducts multi-disciplinary cancer research. Students will either assist in an ongoing research project or on a new project. While working in these labs, students will be exposed to experimental and computational studies analyzing cancer mechanisms.

The bulk of the program focuses on lab work and gaining hands-on research experience, but students will also have other unique educational opportunities, like attending a two-day undergraduate research conference at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The conference will include a scientific poster session, career mentorship keynote talks, and the opportunity to meet other students from around the country.

This program presents a unique opportunity for students who are interested in cancer research but do not have hands-on research opportunities at their universities. NIH encourages these students to apply and get the exposure they need and contribute to the growing body of cancer research.

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