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Read about Past Internship Experiences from Students and Alumni

  • Senior Allison Schepers '12 landed an internship at Grand Rapids’ premier medical research facility, Van Andel Institute. She’s helping to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease that took her grandfather’s life in 2009.
  • Tyler Bleeker '13
    - Reconstructing Historical Understory Tree Composition in an Old-Growth Douglas-Fir Forest Using Tree Core Analysis (poster)
    -Environmental Protection Agency, Western Ecology Division Office of Research and Development, Corvallis, Oregon
  • Heidi Dykstra '13
    -Investigating Delta-Sarcoglycan N-glycosylation Site Mutants Using Adenovirus Transduced Cell Model
    (poster / synopsis)
    -University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Eric Edewaard '13
    -Tissue-based comparisons of RNA integrity and purity
    (poster)
    -Van Andel Research Institute, Program for Biospecimen Science, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Melanie Holtrop '13
    -Disruption of mechanically activated nitric oxide generation by dystrophic cardiac muscle cells
    (poster)
    -University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Michele Lab
  • Jonathan Lin '14
    -Temporal Relationship Between Activation of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 and Mitochondria Damage in the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy
    (poster)
    -Kresge Eye Institute (Detroit Medical Center), Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Njeri Muhoro '14
    -Targeting MET/HGF Pathway in Cancer
    (poster)
  • Anna Plantinga '13
    -Myotubularins as PI(3)P Phosphatases in Autophagy and Endocytosis
    (poster)
    -Van Andel Research Institute, Systems Biology Laboratory, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Kendra Antonides '14
    - Walk with the Lions (poster)
    -African Lion Environmental Research Trust, Livingstone, Zambia
  • Tyler Bleeker '13

-Selection and Adaptation of Brassica rapa (Field Mustard) in a Novel Environment (poster)
- Fordham University, Armonk, NY

  • Alex Cohen '12
    -Breeding Success of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) on Martha's Vineyard, Summer 2011 (poster)
    -Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • Adam Driscoll '12
    -Assessing the Expression, Purity and Methyltransferase Activity of Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) in an E. Coli Host Using Sinefungin Binding as a Novel Characterization Assay
    (poster)
    -Cayman Chemical Company, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Melanie Holtrop '13
    -The Role of Dystroglycan in Muscular Dystrophy and its Associated Cardiomyopathies (poster / synopsis)
    -University of Michigan
  • Amanda Links '12
    -Sequence Finishing and Genome Annotation of Two Newly Discovered Mycobacteriophages (poster)
    -Western Kentucky University
  • Lauren Manck
    -The Persistency of Polyunsaturated Aldehydes in Seawater at Multiple Temperatures (poster)
    -University of Cádiz, Spain
  • Jennifer Rose '12
    -Monarch Butterflies do not Demonstrate Preference Among Milkweed, Asclepias, Species for Oviposition, Although Egg and Hatchling Survival Rates Vary Among Asclepias Species (poster)
    -Michigan Butterlies, Jenison, MI
  • Tyler Spiering '12
    -Characterization of spatial and temporal Cre recombination in murine prostate tissue (poster)
    -Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Keith VanDusen '12
    -Using Injury to Improve Engineered Skeletal Muscle Construct Quality (poster)
    -University of Michigan
  • Jake Zwart '12
    -Quantifying Terrestrial Carbon Sources of a Small Northern Seepage Lake (poster)
    -University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center


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