Summer Scholars Program
Applications Now Being Accepted -- Deadline is Feb. 10, 2014
The ability to engineer functional tissues and organs in the laboratory requires the coordinated expertise of many disciplines including cell and molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, and physiology. Through its Summer Scholars Program, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) offers medical and undergraduate students an opportunity to experience this exciting, multidisciplinary research, firsthand. During the 10-week program, students will conduct an individually tailored research project under the supervision of WFIRM faculty and staff. Projects are focused in several areas including biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering, controlled release systems, biochemistry, cell and gene therapy, and tissue engineering.
The Program's Objectives
The program’s objectives include:
- Exposing students to multidisciplinary research projects that address real-world clinical needs,
- Developing ability to interact with other disciplines by providing training in a strong team-based environment
- Motivating students to pursue graduate studies and careers in the biomedical sciences
- Encouraging the next generation of scientists and clinicians to pursue careers in regenerative medicine.
The program also offers students many opportunities for social interaction with each other as well as with the faculty and staff of WFIRM. These events are intended to help our students form relationships with fellow scientists that will persist beyond their tenure at the institute. These events also represent an opportunity to experience some of the recreational assets that the Winston-Salem area has to offer.