Summer Student Program

The van den Brink Laboratory is devoted to improving bone marrow transplantation, a cancer therapy with curative potential for patients with blood cancers. Our summer interns work side by side with a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory and also participate in lectures given by lab members. In addition, interns have the opportunity to accompany one of our attending physicians on morning rounds in the hospital, and to attend a variety of lectures at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Summer 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow and Graduate Student Lectures

Bone Marrow GVHD: Destruction of Hematopoietic Niche after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Yusuke Shono

Cancer and the Immune System
Johannes Zakrzewski

Immune Reconstitution: A Bioengineering Perspective
Andrea Tuckett

Mouse and Fish Models to Unravel Novel Mechanisms of Immune Regeneration
Enrico Velardi

Cytokine Signaling in Mature T Cell Lymphomas
Kimon Argyropoulos


For more information on the program for the next summer, contact the van den Brink Laboratory at 646-888-2304.


Juliet Ivanov

Summer high school research intern

“I started my internship in the van den Brink lab during the summer of 2013 and had the opportunity to work with several researchers. After a few weeks of exploration in the topics I was interested in, I started working with Dr. Lindemans on a very exciting project in close collaboration with Alan Hanash lab. We worked together in all aspects of the research process: lab meetings, experiment planning, carrying out experiments, data collection, and data analysis. I learned a great deal about biology, immunology, various lab techniques, and how to conduct high-quality research. I also attended lectures by lab members and other MSKCC researchers, and I shadowed a physician in the hospital. During my few years working in this lab I gained research experience, and insight into what career path I want to pursue. I wrote a paper about our project and had the opportunity to present our findings in a formal lab meeting, and in various local, national, and international high school competitions. My mentors from lab provided me with invaluable support and experience, knowledge and fun.”

Award: 1st at the 53rd National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, Medicine and Health category (2015)