THE LOUIS V. GERSTNER JR. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK) is embedded within Memorial Sloan Kettering, the country’s oldest and largest private cancer center, and sponsors a 10-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences.
Students in SURP will have the opportunity to: • obtain hands-on research experience in cutting-edge laboratories • interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students • attend weekly luncheon seminars, with presentations by faculty • attend workshops to improve and develop presentation and interview skills • present their research at a special poster session at the end of the program • experience New York City’s thriving scientific and cultural communities,
Areas of Research: • developmental biology and genetics • cell-cell interactions, adhesion, and protein targeting • tumor immunology, immunotherapy, and transplantation biology • genomic integrity and human cancer genetics • drug development, drug resistance, and clinical therapeutics • chemical biology and structural biology • computational biology
Eligibility Selection Criteria: We invite undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedical research to apply to SURP. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The most competitive applicants will have completed college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry, have taken some advanced science courses, and have research experience. The criteria for selection include the applicant’s undergraduate record, two letters of recommendation, and an inclination toward a career in research.
The Application: Students who are interested in applying to SURP can find the application at www.sloankettering.edu. The deadline for submission of all application materials is February 3, 2021. The program will start in early June.