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Welcoming the 2023 Summer Scholars

07 June 2023

The 2023 class of Stowers Summer Scholars

The newest class of Stowers Summer Scholars arrived at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research this week from colleges and universities spanning the globe. Twenty-one aspiring scientists will spend the summer immersed in a specific research topic in a Stowers Principal Investigator lab or Technology Center, gaining new scientific skills, knowledge, and hands-on research experience within the collaborative nature at the Institute.

2023 Stowers Summer Scholars during orientation

The Summer Scholars program is a rigorous and rewarding internship designed to expose undergraduates to graduate level research. Each scholar is paired with a Stowers researcher who will serve as their mentor, guiding them through an independent research project while learning state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. Weekly seminars provide access to and engagement with the variety of scientific fields and topics studied at the Institute. Culminating the eight-week program, each scholar will communicate their research at an all-Institute poster session.

The program, considered a springboard for talented early-career scientists, is administered through the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and funded by the Stowers Foundation.

List of students and affiliations:

Zachary Abrahms, Miami University-Oxford, Oxford, OH
Khaled Ahmed, Minerva University, San Francisco, CA
Alejandra Alonso Quintana, National Autonomous University, Mexico City, Mexico
Louise Carroll, University of York, York, England
Catalina Diaz Ramirez, Universidad De Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
Adara Ezekwe, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Ellie Hart, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Jordan Hunter, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Santiago Jara Sarracino, Universidad Nacional Autonomous De Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Sarah Joseph, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
Khalia McClure, North Carolina Agriculture and Technology State University, Greensboro, NC
Grace McKown, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Caroline Parry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO
Manas Raikar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India
Luis Ramírez Sánchez, National University of Columbia, Bogota, Columbia
Laura Sancho Salazar, Minerva University, San Francisco, CA
Shara Sookhoo, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Kaushik Subramanian, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Paula To, William Jewel College, Liberty, MO
Sergio Barroso*, Universidad Pablo De Olavide, Sevelle, Spain
Somsundar Si*, Amity University, India

*Graduate Researcher

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