The Immunology and Medical Microbiology (IMMB) program recently selected four sophomore students to participate in a research internship program offered by the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology.
The internships, designed to provide long-term financial support for the selected students, offers invaluable experience and enhances the opportunities for success in graduate school, professional school, industry or government after graduation. Research experience offers the ability to better understand published works, learn to balance collaborative and individual work and determine an area of interest.
The Department offers internships of research-intensive training in the fields of microbiology, infectious diseases, immunology, neuro-immunology, vaccinology, cancer cell biology and molecular biology. Selected participants get the opportunity to work on research projects under the direction of a primary member of the faculty from the Department. The program supports four students each year. Interns join a laboratory the summer after the sophomore year and have two full years to develop and conduct an independent research project.
Students selected 2018 include:
Sophia Kenney, under the mentorship of Candice Brown, Ph.D.
Caleb Kisamore, under the mentorship of Heath Damron, Ph.D.
Travis Rawson, under the mentorship of Cory Robinson, Ph.D.
Alyson Stevens, under the mentorship of Ivan Martinez, Ph.D.
Photo (from left to right): Travis Rawso, Alyson Stevens, Sophia Kenney, Caleb Kisamore.
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