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Charles Drew University Division of Cancer Research and Training
1748 E 118 St
Los Angeles, CA
Posted: October 11 2016
Application Deadline: February 6, 2017
Position: 10 Full-time, Paid
Timeframe: 05/22/17 — 08/11/17 (Flexible)
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DescriptionThe Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) is a 12‐week CDU/UCLA summer internship research program for outstanding undergraduates who are contemplating careers in biomedical‐related fields and working with underserved communities. UCRTP is hosted by Charles Drew University (CDU), in partnership with the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. An individualized program is developed for each trainee who will work with a faculty mentor at CDU or UCLA. Each trainee will work on a research project (topics include but not limited to molecular, cell, developmental biology and genetics of cancer; the influence of nutrition, diet, exercise on cancer risk; and translational basic research into therapeutic agents for patient benefits), learn procedures on the laboratory workbench, submit weekly progress reports, and lead a presentation at one Cancer Journal Club meeting. To complete the program, each undergraduate trainee will submit a research paper.
Requirements• Low income or underrepresented* undergraduate freshmen, sophomores,juniors, & non-graduating seniors.
• Minimum 3.0 GPA.
• Successful completion of college-level general biology and chemistry.
• No prior research experience required.
• Must have two letters of recommendation
* African‐American, Hispanic-American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.