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Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP)

Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP)

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

ChBSP is designed to bring outstanding chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical biology undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in pursuing a research at the interface of chemistry and biomedicine for a summer research experience on the Weill Cornell, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Rockefeller University campuses. Applicants must have chemistry experience. The 10-week program begins on June 4, 2018 and ends on August 10, 2018. The application will be available beginning on November 1, 2017 and must be submitted online by the February 2, 2018 deadline.

Students who are accepted to ChBSP will:

• Adapt their chemistry skills to answer biomedically-focused research questions in cutting-edge laboratories at Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or Weill Cornell Medicine

• Interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students

• Attend weekly luncheon/seminar series of presentations by faculty

• Attend professional development workshops

• Present a poster at the end of the program

Students will be offered a stipend of $4,875 and will be reimbursed for their local travel expenses. Please note that we will be unable to offer housing to ChBSP summer interns, so students must have their own accommodations in the NYC area.

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Areas of Research

Students will partner with faculty from Weill Cornell, Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering who have expressed a strong interest in working with students with chemistry skillsets. The faculty listed below are conducting research in diverse areas of biomedical sciences, and will welcome the added expertise provided by chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical biology undergraduates. Information about their scientific projects can be found by visiting their respective websites:

Daniel Bachovchin

Scott Blanchard

John Blenis

Seth Darst

David Eliezer

Howard Hang

Daniel Heller

Samie Jaffrey

Tarun Kapoor

Kayvan Keshari

Shixin Liu

Stephen Long

Minkui Luo

Anant Menon

Alexandros Pertsinidis

Anthony Sauve

Derek Tan

How To Apply

Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical biology or related fields are invited to apply to ChBSP.  The application will be available beginning on November 1, 2017 and must be submitted online by the February 2, 2018 deadline.  Students can complete and submit the online application at: sam.mskcc.org/ChBSP.

Applicants must be a documented U.S. citizen or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or other legal document of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 Visa are not eligible. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.

Application considerations:

• Should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

• Completed college-level chemistry courses; applicants will be asked to upload an unofficial transcript to show that these courses have been completed.

• Have an interest in application of chemistry to biological problems.

• In addition to the application form and an admissions essay, applicants should submit an official transcript from their 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.

• Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted via the online submission system. These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the applicant’s academic progress and credentials.

Applicants will receive notification of a decision no later than March 15.

Daniel Bachovchin, PhD
Summer Program Director