Harvard University Summer Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health
Division of Biological Sciences Summer Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health
This intensive 9 week laboratory-based biological research program is for undergraduates during the summer following their sophomore or junior years. Up to 6 internships awarded by a competitive process.
The program goal is to expose college science students (who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2011) to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important public health problems. The overall mission of our program is to recruit qualified students for graduate-level training leading to research careers in the biological sciences. Interns apply state-of-the art technology in their own research projects under the direction of a Harvard faculty member. Research projects focus on biological science questions that are important to the prevention of disease.
Disease areas include infections (TB, Chagas disease, and Malaria), cancer, lung diseases, multifactorial, multigenic and common diseases of aging, diabetes, obesity, etc.
Scientific approaches include regulation of cell growth and gene regulation, cellular metabolism, DNA modification, cellular signaling, structure-function analyses, etc.
To qualify for this Harvard School of Public Health sponsored program, applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident (proof of permanent residency must be provided) from a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islander or Multiracial/Biracial); OR a first-generation college student (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor's degree) as defined by the U.S. Department of Education; OR a low-income student as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
Financial support over the course of 9 weeks includes a stipend of $3,460, a travel allowance of up to $475 and free dormitory housing.
Program Dates Sunday, June 12 - Saturday, August 13, 2011
Questions may be directed to Ruth Kenworthy, Associate Director of Academic Programs and Administration, Division of Biological Sciences (617) 432-2932 phone; (617) 432-0433 fax; email@example.com
There is a two part application process. The application deadline is February 1, 2011. Notification of selection is anticipated to take place in early March.