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Buck Institute Summer Internship Program


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The Buck Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students 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. Summer Scholar participants will conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer?s, Parkinson?s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar will be responsible for his or her own research project. The Program emphasizes both laboratory and communication skills training to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers.

The Summer Scholars Program is unique among internship programs with its focus on the development of scientific communication as well as laboratory and critical thinking skills. Throughout the summer, students participating in the program will be guided through writing assignments that simulate research explanations scientists often must provide other scientists, financial supporters, or the general public. The communication training will culminate with presentations of their work to peers, mentors, and other scientists. Other program highlights include a flexible start date and eligibility for international students (via CPT) and graduating seniors to participate.

Program Learning Objectives:

1. Plan and execute an independent research project.

2. Learn new technical skills.

3. Learn how to explain scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience.

4. Learn how to write a simple grant proposal.
accepts non-us citizens

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

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Cellular Biology
Computational Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience

Keywords:
Biomolecular Engineering
Cancer
Cellular Engineering
Computational Biology
Immunology
Life Sciences and Medicine
Molecular Genetics
Neurobiology
Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Research

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