First annual Snyderman Scholars Summer Program begins

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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.

Learn more about the Snyderman Scholars Summer Program
Meet this year’s Snyderman Scholars