Another Rewarding Summer with our Summer Research Interns! 

Fern Tsien, Ph.D. (Department of Genetics) 

The Summer Research Internship Program provides research opportunities for medical students, undergraduates, and high school students.  The program directors, Dr. Fern Tsien and Dr. Paula Gregory (both Department of Genetics), match high school and undergraduate students with mentors in laboratories or clinics at LSU Health Sciences Center and the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center.  The Summer Research Internship Program allows students to cultivate their interest in pursuing careers in either basic or clinical sciences. During the program, students conduct their own research project or work on part of an ongoing research project.

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Support for this program comes from the Baptist Community Ministries, Entergy Foundation, the LSUHSC School of Medicine Office of the Dean, LSUHSC Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, National Institutes of Health (NIAAA), and the National Science Foundation (REU Program). Drs. Gregory and Tsien would like to extend their special appreciation to mentors, laboratory and administrative personnel, and poster session judges who helped make the Summer Research Internship Program a success. Their assistance with this project affords each student a chance to be part of a bigger, ongoing research project and allows them an opportunity to pursue their career goals.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Summer Research Internship Program Poster Session!!!

Undergraduate Category 

1stplace:
Laura Carrasquilla
University of Alabama
Mentor: Jovanny Zabaleta, PhD
Dept. of Pediatrics and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center
LSUHSC School of Medicine

2nd place (tie): 
Joshua Quintana
Loyola University
Mentor: Adrienne Katner, DEnv., MS
Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
LSUHSC School of Public Health

Longsha Liu
Cornell University
Mentor: Francesca Peruzzi, PhD
Dept. of Internal Medicine and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center
LSUHSC School of Public Health

3rd place (tie):
Anthony Nguyen
Xavier University of Louisiana
Mentor: Lisa Moreno, MD
Dept. of Medicine
LSUHSC School of Medicine

Aarshvi Patel
Tulane University
Mentor: Martin Ronis, PhD
Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
LSUHSC School of Medicine

High school Category 

1stplace:   
Vanessa Chambers
Benjamin Franklin High School
Mentor: Ben Kelly, PhD
Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology, & Parasitology
LSUHSC School of Medicine

2nd place (tie):
Avni Shridhar
Isidore Newman High School
Mentor: Liz Simon, PhD
Dept. of Physiology
LSUHSC School of Medicine

Mariza Francis
Benjamin Franklin High School
Mentor: Patricia Molina, MD, PhD
Dept. of Physiology
LSUHSC School of Medicine

3rd place:
Hannah Guichet
Haynes Academy
Mentors: Michael Celestin, MA and Sarah Moody-Thomas, PhD
Dept. of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences
LSUHSC School of Public Health

 

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