The student will learn to use standard laboratory techniques including: DNA purification, ELISA assays, flow cytometry, DNA vaccination and blood sample processing. They will work under the guidance of the laboratory director in a cooperative and collegial environment with several post-doctoral fellows and professional technicians. The student will also participate in departmental seminars and laboratory meetings. He/she will be part of an innovative multidisciplinary study that includes medical oncologists, surgeons, and basic scientists. They will also have the opportunity to attend melanoma clinic for clinical observation.