Wading into discovery: BTI’s 2017 PGRP Interns
Motivated, curious, and eager to discover, BTI’s 2017 Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) interns are ready to dive into a 2+ month transformative experience that will prepare them for their future career.
For 10 weeks (7 for high school interns), undergraduate and high school students will immerse themselves in plant genomics and bioinformatics while developing fundamental skills needed to conduct research from start to finish. Interns will also present their findings at BTI’s annual Student Research Symposium (August 10th). and will have the opportunity to peer-review the work of their fellow interns.
Most importantly, interns will build confidence, make connections, and discover new opportunities. Along the way, students are matched with labs and mentors that meet their interests, allowing them to connect with leaders in their field and develop a support system at BTI and beyond.
BTI would like to than the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of this year’s internship program: the Ithaca Garden Club, the J.M. McDonald Foundation, Robert and Roberta Kohut, the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County, the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, Rheonix Inc., and Carolyn W. Sampson.
Stay tuned for updates on their experiences over the next two months!
Interns: Who They Are
BTI is proud to welcome the following undergraduate and high school student interns:
|Brittany Apuzza||SUNY Cortland||Biology||Jander|
|Lily Bennett||Haverford College||Undecided||Heck|
|Stephanie Brocke||Michigan State University||Biochemistry||Roeder|
|Carla Dizon||University of Guam||Biology||Pawlowski|
|Natalie Gonzalez||University of California, Santa Cruz||Plant Sciences||Stern|
|Lauren Hamm||Rhodes College||Biology||Bentolila|
|Sophia Hu||University of Maryland, Baltimore County||Bioinformatics||Fei|
|Sire Kassama||University of Central Florida||Industrial Biotechnology||Van Wijk|
|Peter Kohler||Liberty University||Mathematics||Fei|
|Patrick Mendoza||Iowa State University||Horticulture||Scanlon|
|Michael Miller||University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Plant Sciences||Gore|
|Arianna Nimocks||Vanderbilt University||Biology||Jander|
|Eleanore Ritter||Skidmore College||Biology||Rose|
|Zackry Stevenson||Doane University||Biology||Bogdanove|
|Kaitlin Stromberg||Carroll College||Biology||Giovannoni|
|Michaela Vachev||Eckerd College||Molecular Biology||Martin|
|Alexandra White||California State University, Long Beach||Biochemistry||Giovannoni|
|Brandon Williams||SUNY Cortland||Biology||Harrison|
|Anna Yaschenko||University of Maryland, Baltimore County||Computer Science||Mueller|
|Kyndra Zacherl||Gannon University||Bioinformatics||Mueller|
|Jordan Zonner||Iowa State University||Biology||Bogdanove|
High School Students
Martin Alani, Ithaca High School (Lab: Jander), Valerie Chen, Ithaca High School, Asha Duhan, Ithaca High School (Lab: Mueller), Alexander Ivanov, Thomas S. Wootton High School (Lab: Mueller), Leo Song, Ithaca High School (Lab: Stern), Caroline Taylor, (Lab: Stern), Lucy Wang, Ithaca High School (Lab: Jander)