Albany Medical College, “Cross Training”
The Graduate Studies Program at the Albany Medical College is offering a research program for undergraduates interested in furthering their training in science, and in exploring career options in research. Students will have their own research project, be advised by a faculty mentor who will provide guidance and insight, and will be able to take advantage of a variety of Enrichment Activities designed to illuminate the profession of a researcher in the biomedical sciences
"Cross Training" in Biomedical Sciences Undergraduates Majoring in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Engineering and other "Quantitative" Sciences.
Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Graduate Studies Program of the Albany Medical College offers "cross-training" opportunities for undergraduates majoring in the quantitative sciences (expressly excluding Biology). The rationale is that the explosion of information generated in the biological sciences over the next several decades (the so called 'post-genomic' era) will provide job opportunities for, and will require the skills and expertise of, individuals who are comfortable with the power of mathematics, physics, computer sciences, engineering and similar 'quantitative' sciences, and who are conversant in the biological sciences. The intent is to provide a summer opportunity for undergraduates to contribute their talents and expertise to a meaningful, authentic, mentored research experience in a laboratory centered in the biomedical sciences. The long-term goal of this project is to have an appreciable number of program alumni(ae) find careers at the interface of the biological sciences and the quantitative discipline of their choice.
The program consists of a 10-week session designed to allow undergraduates to spend 90% of their time doing important biological research, supplemented with activities to facilitate written communication skills, develop an understanding of the responsible conduct of science, examine career opportunities, enhance biomedical information search and retrieval skills, and develop a broad overview of biology through interactive seminars. A stipend of $3,000 will be paid to students for this competitive program. Only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible.
A wide variety of research projects are available.
Center for Cardiovascular Sciences
Basic research scientists are organized into four interdisciplinary centers to facilitate bench work discoveries and to translate them into medical innovations at patients' bedsides. They are conducting research in many exciting areas including infectious disease, addiction, cancer, pain, and stem cells therapy. Convenient, attractive Student Housing is available.