WVU Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program welcomes 2022 cohort

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The West Virginia University Cancer Institute has welcomed five students to campus for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. The highly competitive program provides funding and opportunities in clinical and basic cancer research for undergraduate students who want to pursue careers in the field.

Students are paired with a Cancer Institute scientist as they complete a 9-week research project in the Institute’s Research Labs and will present their results at a mini-symposium on August 1. The goal is to expose them to cancer research, train them in how to use state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment and services and meet with other students and colleagues for professional networking. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in various training seminars, workshops and programs to broaden their research experience at WVU.

This year's cohort includes:

Various projects are available that provide a research experience focused upon molecular, biochemical and/or cellular approaches toward understanding the mechanism of cancer, the development of anticancer drugs and applications of nanotechnology to cancer research. The participating labs focus on blood and hematological malignancies such as leukemia or lymphoma, as well as breast, lung and head and neck cancers.