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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 invite applications for the 2019 Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP). This ten-week 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 rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors 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 program begins on June 3 and ends on August 9, 2019. The application will be available beginning on November 1, 2018 and must be submitted online by the February 1, 2019 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 paid $6,000 for the summer. 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

John Blenis

Seth Darst

Yael David

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

Students can complete and submit the online application at: sam.mskcc.org/ChBSP. The application will be available beginning on November 1, 2018. The application portal will remain open until February 1, 2019 deadline.

Application considerations:

• Should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

• Completed college-level chemistry courses

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

• 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.

• 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.

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

Daniel Bachovchin, PhD
Summer Program Director