The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) offers a seven week funded summer internship to first year Penn medical students interested in engaging in translational research. Interns are expected to attend departmental seminars and weekly lab meetings.. We will select 1-2 qualified candidates each year who will receive a $3360 stipend.
Applications for the 2023 Summer Research Internship are due February 3, 2023.
Interested applicants should apply by Friday, February 3, 2023
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Select: “ITMAT MS1 Summer Internship”
Select “Summer 2023” term
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We believe that a diverse clinical and translational science workforce will enable better science. Diverse teams of scientists bring an important range of experiences and perspectives that propel the collective potential for innovation. Thus, we seek to draw students from diverse backgrounds, including diversity of race, ethnicity, work and life experiences, interests, culture, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and those with disabilities.
Nicholas Han — Using JAK Inhibitors to Target Epigenetic Changes That Limit Efficacy of Anti-PD1 for Lung Cancer
Emily Yu — Mechanisms of exosome-mediated immunosuppression in IDH-mutant gliomas
Sally Nijim — The Functional Significance of Missense HLA Class I Allele Mutations in Acquired Aplastic Anemia
Pranav Rekapalli — Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Treat Aphasia
Taylor Daniel — Evaluation of orthologous Il-2/IL-2R beta system on CAR- T based therapy
Michelle Guo — Skeletal morbidity and body composition abnormalities in high-risk neuroblastoma survivors
Megan Shannon — Enhancement of Long-term Hematopoietic Engraftment Following In Utero Transplantation with Glycogen-Synthase- Kinase-3 Inhibitor Infused Nanoparticles in the Canine Model
Alexandra Sperry —In utero base editing of cardiovascular disease gene ANGPTL3
Joe Durgin — Immune Evasion in Glioblastoma - A Potential Co-opting of the Mechanism by which Cytotoxic T Cells Avoid Self-Killing
Lauren Reed-Guy — Identification of CD32b Expression and CD32b-mediated Internalization of mAb in Multiple Myeloma
Name: Joseph Durgin, MD, MSTR
Current Position: Medicine Intern (UPMC) / Dermatology Resident (University of Michigan)
Why did you apply to the internship and how did it impact your education experience at Penn? During my first semester of medical school, I got involved in lab-based research in the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies. Through this experience I realized that I wanted my career to include a significant component of lab-based research directed toward unmet clinical needs. The ITMAT MS1 internship allowed me to work full time on a project that ultimately became a longitudinal research experience during medical school. I later completed the project as part of the MSTR program. In brief, this research was one of my most defining medical school experiences. It was both rewarding and challenging to take on significant research efforts in addition to the clinical training of medical school. The ITMAT Education and Training programs provided a framework and community to help meet the challenges of navigating this path. Going forward, I am exploring post-doctoral research training in addition to residency in dermatology. My experience in the summer internship and MSTR program has definitely opened doors to continue pursuing my interests as a physician scientist.
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