Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP)

Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP)

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Hear from our students who participated in programs during the summer of 2023.

Program Overview

The Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology and the Office of Science Education & Training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are very pleased to invite applications for the Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP). This 10-week program is designed to bring outstanding chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical biology undergraduate rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of chemistry and biomedicine for a research experience on the Weill Cornell, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Rockefeller University campuses. Applicants must have chemistry experience.

The 10-week program begins on June 3 and ends on August 9, 2024.

Students who are accepted into the ChBSP will:

  • Adapt their chemistry skills to answer biomedically-focused research questions in cutting-edge laboratories
  • Attend weekly luncheon/seminar series of presentations by faculty
  • Attend professional development workshops
  • Present a poster on their work at the end of the program

Students will receive a stipend of $6,500 for the summer. Housing is available.

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Areas of Research

Students will partner with faculty from Weill Cornell, Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering who have expressed a strong interest in working with students with chemistry skill sets. The faculty listed below are conducting research in diverse areas of biomedical sciences, and will welcome the added expertise provided by chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical biology undergraduates. Information about their scientific projects can be found by visiting their respective web pages:

How to Apply

Current domestic undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, or related fields are invited to apply to ChBSP. Applications will open in November 2024.

We strongly encourage students from groups historically underrepresented in science (disadvantaged, disabled, Black, Hispanic/LatinX, Native American) to apply.

Application Considerations
  • Should have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completed college-level chemistry courses
  • Courses in general biology would be preferred but are not required
  • Have an interest in application of chemistry to biological problems
  • Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted via the online submission system. These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the applicant’s academic progress and credentials.
  • In addition to the application form and an admissions essay, applicants should upload and submit an unofficial transcript from their college or university directly into the application system. (Only those accepted into the internship will need to submit an official transcript after acceptance).
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please contact [email protected].

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Contact Us

Questions? Contact Program Administrator at [email protected].