The first annual Snyderman Scholars Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine Summer Program for undergraduates is now underway. The program runs form May 21 – July 25 and gives undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a faculty-mentored research project in applied genomics and precision medicine. There are two Snyderman Scholars this summer: Sarah Feng (2019) and Vidit Bhandarkar (2019).
Feng will be mentored by Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Hsu, M.D., Ph.D. Her project aims to identify predictors of response to anti-fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR) therapy in colorectal cancer.
Bhandarkar will be mentored by Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Charlie Gersbach, Ph.D. He will be developing CRISPR-based tools to better understand the mechanisms of the glucocorticoid transcriptional response.
At the end of the program, both students will present their research and findings.