Immunology is the study of the immune system. Within immunology, there are subtopics such as infectious diseases, autoimmunity, vaccine development, and cancer immunology. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the study of immunology is crucial more than ever.
Undergraduate students accepted into the immunology track will work under top-notch immunologists. Students will be mentored by an immunology faculty member and work alongside graduate students on a research project. The internship will take place at Anschutz Medical Campus over an 8-week period during the summer. During this internship, students will learn essential research skills and fundamental techniques in immunology. There will be weekly virtual seminars intended to complement their in-lab training. Seminar topics will span a variety of topics, such as workshops on reading scientific papers, applying to graduate school, giving a successful scientific presentation, and a biomedical sciences career panel. At the end of the internship, students will present their research in both oral and poster presentations as part of a campus-wide summer research symposium.
Participation into the internship will allow students to network with renowned faculty and graduate students to establish a long-term mentorship. Students will be able to expand their knowledge, skill sets, and boost their resumes in preparation for application to graduate school.