HuBMAP Underrepresented/Minority Student Internship Program

Posted by Tom Maiden on 01/11/2021 20:06 UTC

The National Institutes of Health-funded HuBMAP (Human BioMolecular Atlas Program) Consortium is launching a summer internship program for minority and underrepresented students (as defined by NIH) that may be of interest to XSEDE users. Note that this is a virtual internship experience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

HuBMAP, funded by the NIH Common Fund, is working to catalyze the development of a framework for mapping the human body at single cell resolution by accelerating the development of tools and techniques for constructing spatial maps that quantify biomolecules. HuBMAP data is composed of healthy (normal, non- diseased) tissue from modalities including Mass Spectrometry, Microscopy and Sequencing.

The internship will give students the opportunity to work with consortium members for 8-10 weeks conducting research and receiving invaluable mentorship and training. Students who have completed more than 1 year of undergraduate studies and who are interested in a STEM field can apply for the program. More eligibility and application details are available on the internship program website.

Internship opportunities will be available at six labs connected to the HuBMAP consortium, which range in focus from bioinformatics, genomics, computational image analysis, to data visualization. Students will have the chance to study cells or conduct data analysis using advanced technology and working with some of the best scientists in their field. The labs are located at Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Pennsylvania. The internship will involve faculty mentorship, a research project, and involvement in a seminar series involving fellow students. Students selected for the program will receive a $6,000 stipend.

More information on the internship program, including important dates and overviews of the available programs can be found here: https://hubmapconsortium.org/internship-program/

More information on HuBMAP can be found here: https://hubmapconsortium.org/

To view the current products of HuBMAP, check out the data portal here: https://portal.hubmapconsortium.org/