About Us


The Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) Summer Student Program is designed for high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences.

The program is focused on two distinct areas:

  • Independent research and a stimulating learning environment
    Students will have a chance to take part in independent research projects under the direct mentorship and guidance of a HOPP principal investigator (PI). The PI matches each student with a mentor — typically a senior member from the lab, such as a postdoctoral fellow, graduate student, or research technician. At the end of the summer, the students will be expected to present their research project at a poster session.
  • Extracurricular events, tours, training, and luncheons
    The students will also have the opportunity to explore outside of the laboratory by participating in a variety of events. These extracurricular activities contribute an additional facet to the internship and allow them to become fully immersed in the world of translational medicine and research. The events are hosted by programs throughout Memorial Sloan Kettering, including the Office of Diversity, various Memorial Hospital clinical departments, and Human Resources.

View our current HOPP Summer Student Program brochure


Charles Sawyers, MD

Charles Sawyers, MD

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Ederlinda Paraiso

Ederlinda Paraiso, MPA

Vice President, Research Operations

Vicky Baudin

Vicky Baudin, MPH

Project Manager

Kimberly Jean-Charles

Kimberly Jean-Charles

Administrative Assistant II

Contact Us

If you have questions about the HOPP SSP please feel free to contact us:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (646) 888-2013

HOPP Summer Student Program - Administrative Office
Department of Human Oncology Pathogenesis Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
PO Box 20
1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065