The Summer Fellowship Program, initiated in 1960, provides an opportunity for students of biology, physiology, molecular biology, chemistry, medicine and other life sciences to participate in research under staff guidance. The ten-week program is designed to educate, instill scientific curiosity and guide our youth in making their career decisions. The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and medical students.
Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate coursework in the biosciences will be given priority for the program. The selection is made by a committee consisting of the preceptors participating in the program and will be based on the application material, i.e. school transcripts and letters of recommendation. Foreign applicants must be eligible for a J1 visa or equivalent.
Purpose and Description
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) was established in 1958 as a basic medical research facility. Since its inception, it has gained international prominence for its achievements and contributions to science and medicine. MMRL’s current focus is in the areas of: Experimental Cardiology, Molecular Genetics and Stem Cell Research.
The Summer Fellowship Program generally includes 10 to 12 fellows. Initially, each fellow will be asked to observe the ongoing research projects and become familiar with the methodologies techniques and procedures in use. Students will then be assigned specific duties in order to become more integrally involved in the experimental work. When appropriate, usually during the second summer, the students may be encouraged to undertake an independent research project of his/her choice. The preceptors and postdoctoral fellows will serve as consultants and will provide close guidance and daily input.
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