Bioscience

TGen, Helios seek students for 2010 summer internship

January 19, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: TGen] — Looking to get ahead of the competition this summer?  Interested in the genetic origins of human disease and the laboratory technologies it takes to reveal them?  If so, the Helios Scholars Program at TGen might be just what you’ve been looking for.

The Helios Scholars Program at TGen is a paid, eight-week biomedical summer internship open to Arizona high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  Interns develop foundational research skills through first-hand experience as they pursue careers in science or medical-related fields.

The program provides students with the opportunity to work under the mentorship of an experienced investigator, while working side-by-side with TGen researchers and their scientific teams. Students will work to elucidate the mysteries and mechanisms of genetic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS, autism, breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma and diabetes, as well as infectious diseases such as influenza.

The program capstone includes participation in a formal symposium where interns communicate the findings of their research and reflect on what they have learned and accomplished throughout their tenure at TGen.

Past interns boast an array of impressive accomplishments – publishing scientific abstracts and articles, and gaining acceptance into medical and graduate schools. Please check out http://www.tgen.org/intern for more information and details of recent Helios Scholars alumni successes.