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Brown, Lin Head to Penn for Summer Research

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  • Matthew Lin '11 (left) and Sara Brown '10

     

Sara Brown ’10 and Matthew Lin ’11 have received summer undergraduate internships in the Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

The program is sponsored by a Clinical and Translational Sciences Award to the university from the National Institutes of Health.

The internships, which provide students with a $2,200 stipend, provide a substantial, mentored experience in translational and clinical approaches to understanding a disease and developing effective therapeutic responses.

The internships consist of research on a project of interest developed in consultation between the student and mentor, which addresses a specific and meaningful question based on current insights relevant to the disease and therapy. The projects that Brown and Lin will participate in have yet to be determined.

Brown, a chemistry major at Franklin & Marshall, said she is eager to get into a lab and begin working. “Last summer I had the opportunity to do research with Professor Marcus Thomsen as a Hackman scholar. I really enjoyed working in the lab and am eager to participate in the Penn internship, which combines laboratory and clinical research.”

“By having the opportunity to contribute to a project that underscores the interface between laboratory and clinical work, I hope to gain a better understanding of the etiology of disease and how research discoveries are translated into practical applications,” said Lin, who is majoring in biology at Franklin & Marshall. “For me, this experience is a great way to apply the lessons I learned at F&M, from basic lab skills to a strong work ethic.”

The internships are available to students from Franklin & Marshall, the University of Pennsylvania and Lincoln University, as well as Bryn Mawr and Haverford colleges.