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Immunology and Medical Microbiology students awarded research internships

Immunology and Medical Microbiology students awarded research internships

The Immunology and Medical Microbiology (IMMB) program recently selected four 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 the 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 to 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 their sophomore year and have two full years to develop and conduct an independent research project.

Students selected in 2019 include:

  • Claire Kelly, under the mentorship of Heath Damron, Ph.D.
  • Aaron Malkowski, under the mentorship of Mariette Barbier, Ph.D.
  • Nicholas Miller, under the mentorship of Cory Robinson, Ph.D.
  • Gwendolyn Nurkiewicz, under the mentorship of Jennifer Franko, Ph.D.