Summer students have been a vital part of the Mucosal Immunology Lab, now the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC), since its founding in the early 1990s. Many students, including several from the Science Research Fellows Program at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, have participated in the program and gone on to successful careers in medicine and/or research.
Applications for summer internships will be considered for undergraduates and medical students interested in joining the laboratory during a ten-week period from June to August. Each student will be assigned a research mentor and will conduct an original research project.
Students will also participate in an educational program that includes a Molecular Cell Biology Summer Course. An opportunity will be made available at the end of the summer for each student to present research findings to members of the department at the MIBRC Summer Student Research Symposium. Information regarding the student perspective is also available in the form of pictures and comments from past participants.
If interested, please email a resume and a cover letter describing why you would like to join the MIBRC for a summer internship and what your main areas of interest are. Please direct inquiries using the subject heading “MIBRC Summer Internships” to Bryan Hurley PhD by March 15th.
Two main objectives of this course are to provide each student with the experience of presenting scientific material to their colleagues and to learn current topics in molecular cell biology as they relate to laboratory investigation and mucosal biology. Each student is asked to prepare and deliver oral presentations based on assigned material from the textbook Molecular Cell Biology. See complete course description and schedule.
The MIBRC Summer Student Research Symposium featured nine students presenting a variety of topics on August 9, 2013. Two students presented their final projects on August 2, 2013.