In most cases summer interns will work under the guidance of a faculty mentor from one of the following research areas within the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences:
Program in Biomedical Sciences:
We use cutting-edge technologies and experimental systems to address the cellular and molecular mechanisms of biological processes, particularly those that relate broadly to human diseases such as aging, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.
Our research encompasses many facets of Cell Biology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Structural Biology, and Molecular Biophysics.
We offer diverse research opportunities looking at the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating gene expression, cell structure and function relationships, receptor signaling, signal transduction processes and the impact of health and disease on all of these areas.
We focus our research on adaptive immunity, innate immunity and inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer immunology and immunotherapy, microbial and viral immunology.
We focus our research on the molecular mechanisms underlying microbial infection and the host immune response with areas of research including bacterial genetics, virus molecular biology, parasitology, host-pathogen interactions and immunology.
We use molecular techniques to address basic, clinical and translational questions to address mechanisms of disease.
We focus on nutritional and metabolic aspects of chronic diseases from a multidisciplinary perspective that encompasses molecular, biochemical, physiological, clinical, epidemiologic aspects of human nutrition.
We utilize experimental and applied pathology to gain a better understanding of disease processes while working to develop methods for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases including cancer and neurological disorders.
Physiology: We focus our research on many facets of cell biology, molecular and cellular physiology, structural biology and molecular biophysics.
Departments and Programs:
We focus on understanding the mechanism of drug action in order to promote the development of therapeutics in a wide range of fields such as neuropharmacology, cancer and cardiovascular pharmacology, addiction, epilepsy, neuropsychiatric and neurological diseases.