The Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) program welcomed 14 high achieving undergraduates from across the U.S. to an immersive 10-week summer research experience in laboratories across the Medical Campus. The program also includes five current first- and second-year medical students and one MD/PhD candidate at BUSM. STaRS received over 600 applications this year, for a final class of 19 students.
The STaRS program, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes of the NIH, has trained 67 scholars over its four-year duration, and has received over 1,400 applications. Trainees work alongside faculty and fellow students on cutting-edge biomedical research projects, build powerful and lasting relationships and set a course for college and career success. Past trainees have gone on to gain admission to highly competitive graduate programs and medical schools throughout the country, including programs at Boston University School of Medicine and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.
This summer, the program has selected 19 scholars from across the country to join BUMC laboratories and engage in an immersive research experience. Mentors include: Rhoda Au, PhD; Steven Borkan, MD; Francesca Seta, PhD; Andrew Wilson, MD; Jeffrey Siracuse, M.D., RPVI; Matt Layne, PhD; Jennie Luebke, PhD; Jiyoun Kim, MD; Feng Hui, MD PhD; Lee Wetzler, MD; Richard Wainford, PhD; Andrew Henderson, PhD; Deborah Sterns-Kurosawa, PhD; Camron Bryant, PhD; Karin Schon, PhD; Vickery Trinkaus-Randall, PhD; Hasmeena Kathuria, MD; Jean-Bosco Tagne, PhD and Lee Quinton, PhD.
STaRS is run through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and officially kicked off on Monday, June 5. It will conclude with a research symposium on Thursday, Aug. 10 in Hiebert Lounge from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.