The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) hosted a welcome lunch for its 2017 summer undergraduate research interns on Tue, June 6th. Four BRI research centers – the Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders Research Center (CVDM), the Infectious & Immunologic Diseases (IID) Research Center, the Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSK) and the Neurosciences Research Center (NRC) are together sponsoring a total of 15 interns this year. This represents a 3-fold increase in the number of students from last year when the program was launched. Participating host labs this year from the different Centers include those of:
Drs. Ana Anderson, Anuj Bellare, Lynn Bry, Karen Costenbader, Mark Feinberg, Julie Glowacki, Melissa St. Hilaire, Keith Ozaki , Andrew Phillips, Eric Sheu, Indranil Sinha, Ali Tavakkoli, Jessica Whited, Tracy Young-Pearse, Joe Zhou
The interns are coming to BWH from various institutions in the U.S including: Bates College, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Carleton College , Clemson University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Hunter College, Lehigh University, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, Pennsylvania State University, Tufts University and the University of Florida.
Dr. Mark Feinberg, CoChair, CVDM Center delivered the welcome remarks at the lunch which was an opportunity for the interns and their host lab representatives to meet each other. The interns will commence their 10-week internship today. At the end of the internship period, the BRI will host an electronic poster session (Thu, Aug 10th ) to showcase the research performed by the interns during their time at BWH. The BRI Summer Research Internship Program provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging research experience in a cutting-edge science laboratory in either basic, clinical or translational research with the goal of nurturing the next generation of researchers and clinician scientists