Weill Cornell Medical College The Rockefeller University Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Apply Online Application Due: December 1, 2013

Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP)

Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP)

[[ PAGE BANNER: see the home page instructions for adding new images. Image should be 864 pixels wide by any height. ]]

chemical biology summer program icons


The Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP) is offered jointly by the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology and the Office of Science Education & Training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This ten-week program is generously supported by the Sanders Innovation & Education Initiative of the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute.

ChBSP brings outstanding rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in pursuing research at the interface of chemistry and biomedicine for a summer research experience on the Tri-Institutional campuses of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Applicants must have a background in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical biology. The program runs from June 1 – August 7, 2020. The application will be available beginning on November 1, 2019 and must be submitted online by February 2, 2020.

Students who are accepted to ChBSP will:

• Adapt their chemistry skills to tackle cutting-edge problems in biomedical research

• Work in preeminent research labs at Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller, or Weill Cornell

• Interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students

• Attend weekly scientific lectures by faculty

• Participate in weekly journal club discussions

• Attend professional development workshops

• Present their research in a poster session at the end of the summer

Students will be paid $6,000 for the summer. Housing available.
Download Flyer
2019 ChBSP Summer Interns ChBSP students present at the 2019 Poster Session

Areas of Research

Students will partner with faculty from Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller, and Weill Cornell who have expressed a strong interest in working with undergraduate students with chemistry skillsets. The faculty listed below are conducting research in diverse areas of chemical biology and provide exciting research opportunities for students with backgrounds in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical biology. Information about their scientific projects can be found by visiting their respective websites:

Daniel Bachovchin John Blenis
Lewis Cantley Seth Darst
Yael David David Eliezer
Howard Hang Daniel Heller
Richard Hite Samie Jaffrey
Tarun Kapoor Alex Kentsis
Kayvan Keshari Christopher Lima
Shixin Liu Stephen Long
Minkui Luo Anant Menon
Alexandros Pertsinidis Anthony Sauve
Derek Tan


How To Apply

Undergraduate freshman, sophomores, and juniors who are majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, or related fields are invited to apply to ChBSP.

Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the US.

Students can complete and submit the online application at: sam.mskcc.org/ChBSP. The application portal will open on November 1, 2019. The application deadline is on February 2, 2020.

Application requirements:

• Interests in applications of chemistry to biomedical problems

• Personal statement describing research background and interests

• Completion of college-level chemistry courses (minimum 3.0 GPA overall)

• Two letters of recommendation by faculty members who are familiar with the applicant’s academic preparation and research potential. Letters must be submitted by faculty members directly via the online submission system.

• Official transcript from applicant’s college or university. Transcript can be emailed from your school’s registrar to oset@mskcc.org or mailed to:

Office of Scientific Education and Training
c/o Romina Rodriguez
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, Box 376, New York, NY 10065.

Applicants will receive offers of lab placement no later than March 15, 2020.
Apply Now!
Daniel Bachovchin, PhD
Summer Program Director