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Buck Institute Gap-Year Research Program

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Senior

Postbaccalaureate Researchers will have the opportunity to investigate insights into the critical molecular and biological drivers of aging as well as translation of that research into new therapies which will improve healthspan. They will conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes. The position will entail research assistant duties as well as training opportunities, which will include a mentored research project. The Program emphasizes both laboratory and communication skills training to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers.

Participants of the program will have the opportunity to improve their laboratory, critical thinking, and scientific communication skills within the context of a research project. Other program highlights include full benefits, international student eligibility (via OPT), career development/networking opportunities, and a flexible schedule for interviews.

Program Learning Objectives:

1. Plan and execute a mentored research project.

2. Learn new technical skills.

3. Learn how to explain scientific concepts to a lay audience.

4. Learn how to write a simple grant proposal.

5. Give a formal research presentation to scientists.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Buck Institute for Research on Aging  (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biomedical Engineering
Computational Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology

Cellular Engineering
Computational Biology
Genetic Engineering
Life Sciences and Medicine
Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Research

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Page last updated 2/15/2024
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