The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy Summer Research Internship Program was established in 2009 with the purpose of providing students with hands-on laboratory experience by participating in ongoing research efforts conducted at the CAGT. This program has enrolled over 100 students with various academic backgrounds including undergraduates, pre-med and medical students.
In this intensive ten-week program, participants are paired with an experienced scientific mentor (graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) and are assigned a research project. Summer students attend an immunology course, run by CAGT graduate students and fellows, which is designed to teach the basics of immunology and to introduce them to translational immunotherapy research being conducted at the center. Students also meet to discuss historical and current papers relevant to their research. At the end of the program, each summer student presents their findings to peers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from the CAGT. If you have any questions regarding the details of the program, please contact our program coordinator, Yovana Velazquez.