SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program

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The SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar conducts his or her own research project in such areas as tissue engineering, genetic engineering, and science policy. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of not only laboratory skills but also communication skills as well. Students participating in the program hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. The program culminates with the students presenting the results of their summer research to scientists from other research institutions at a poster session at the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference at the end of the summer.

To learn more about the research conducted by the students who participated in the 2014 SRF Summer Scholars Program, visit the Alumni page. You can also read about the research students will be conducting in 2017 on the program homepage. Apply online today to join one of the exciting projects being offered this upcoming summer at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Scripps Research Institute, the SRF Research Center, the University of Oxford, and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.