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Postings looking for Honors College researchers

Full-Time Research Position with UofSC Psych Lab Studying Nueral Pathways and Addiction

The Vento Lab, a research group with UofSC’s Psychology Department, is now hiring for a full-time Research Specialist I position to assist with preclinical studies in addiction neuroscience. The lab studies the neural pathways that underlie cost-benefit decision-making and the compulsive nature of addiction.

For more details, check out the lab’s website: Vento Lab (theventolab.com).

Interested applicants can apply directly from the job posting: University of South Carolina | Research Specialist I (Vento) (sc.edu).

Posted on May 19, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research

MUSC Lab Seeking Student Volunteers to Assist with Human Gastrointestinal (GI) Organoid Research

Dr. Jorge Munera’s laboratory (@Muneralab on Twitter) in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology is looking for student volunteers interested in human gastrointestinal organoid research. We use human GI organoids to study human GI development and disease. Students will be trained on various lab techniques and will have the opportunity to develop an independent research project that can count towards Honors Immersed or could even develop into a Bachelor’s Essay.

The schedule can be flexible (work days or weekends), but students will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Freshman and sophomore Biology or related majors preferred, but juniors and seniors with research experience will be considered.

For all students interested, please email your CV to munera@musc.edu.

Posted on May 10, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research

BE and/or Honors Engaged Opportunity with Data Initiative that Supports the Intellectual Disabilities Community

Get involved with this School of Business opportunity to gain credit and fulfill your Honors directed requirements, courtesy of graduating Honors student Elise Courtney:

“Hi everyone! My name is Elise Courtney and I am a recent graduate of the College of Charleston. I wanted to share an opportunity that I worked on during my junior and senior year in the Honors College. This project counted as my bachelor’s essay and fulfilled course credits for my major.

In short, it is a data initiative called IDKonnects that supports the intellectual disabilities community. This project has been such a huge part of my college career and has provided me with recognition in the Business School and much success in my job search. It is our hope that this project continues on a path for other students to work on.

We are looking for a student or students to continue this project and the work we have started. Students involved can get course credit hours and/or fulfillment of their bachelor’s project or Honors Engaged project. Please consider! It is such an amazing cause.”

Interested? Contact Dr. Iris Junglas – junglasia@cofc.edu for more details or to get involved.

Posted on May 2, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Research

Learn more about Fulbright

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is available to workshop with any students interested in Fulbright. The College of Charleston Honors College is one of the top Fulbright Scholar producing schools in the United States.

What can you do with a Fulbright? 

Live in one of 150 countries while you:

  • Teach English
  • Attend Graduate School
  • Conduct Research

Fulbright offers YEAR long grants to support these endeavors.

Rising and Current Seniors, as well as recent graduates, are welcome to apply!

Students can learn more about Fulbright here or at the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.

Posted on April 11, 2022 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

MUSC Research Opportunity in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology

Dr. Naohiro Yamaguchi’s lab in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology is looking for a student intern to perform research for calcium signaling. This project focuses on the regulatory mechanisms of calcium release channels, called ryanodine receptors, and the functional consequence of their dysfunctional activities that leads to human muscle diseases.

Students will be participating in cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry experiments including tissue cell cultures, mutant DNA construction and expression, and functional assay for the mutant Ca2+ channel activity.

No previous lab experience is necessary as all training will be provided onsite. Selected students will work 10 hours per week during the semester and more during the summer.

Rising Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in conducting their independent research for their Bachelor’s Essay and Honors Immersed are particularly preferred.

Interested students should contact Dr. Yamaguchi at yamaguch@musc.edu or current Honors College sophomore Millar Elferdink at elferdinkme@g.cofc.edu for more information.

Posted on March 21, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Aspiring Medical Scientists: Apply Now for the Summer P.A.S.S. Program with MUSC’s Department of Surgery

The PASS (Pipeline for Aspiring Surgical Students) summer internship program is back and will once again provide three Honors interns with an immersive 10-week summer experience focused on laboratory and clinical research and designed to prepare students for a career in academic medicine, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty.

As part of the program, students will also participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which will enhance their P.A.S.S. internship through a significant stipend, supplemental workshops, and peer-to-peer collaboration. Following the internship, students will present on their work at the the 2022 MUSC Research Day in November.

Applications for the P.A.S.S. Program are due Sunday, March 6. Read more about last year’s P.A.S.S. Program, and then click below for details on how to apply.

P.A.S.S. Program Application Details

The Opportunity:

PASS interns will spend 10 weeks immersed in laboratory and clinical research, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty members. Potential opportunities for research include…

  • Transplant Immunology and Surgical outcomes, specifically focused on developing novel technologies and therapies to promote organ tolerance in transplantation in the Lee Patterson Allen Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory or outcomes research in the Transplant Clinical Research Core
  • Regenerative medicine, specifically relating to biomedical implants, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and 3D printing and visualization
  • Surgical Oncology research, both clinical and basic research investigating mechanisms behind cancer development and prevention and/or outcomes of therapeutics in patients
  • Cardiovascular research, focusing on basic mechanisms preventing cardiovascular disease and correlating clinical outcomes research
  • Clinical outcomes research within the Surgical Outcomes and Innovation Network at MUSC Dept. of Surgery (SORIN) and in GI surgery and general surgery within the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital Patient population

Internship Requirements:

  • Commit to working full-time (40 hours/week) for 10-weeks (exact dates will be determined based on the lab you work with)
  • Apply for and participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, including pre- and post-summer workshops and cohort activities
  • Present at the annual Perry V. Halushka Research Day in November ‘22

Funding:

PASS Interns will participate simultaneously in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which will provide them with a stipend for living expenses up to $4000 (participation in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program is required of all PASS interns).

Who Should Apply:

This opportunity is ideal for aspiring medical scientists considering a career in academic medicine (not just in surgical fields). For those thinking about pursuing an MD/PhD or MD/MS, this is a great chance to gain practical experience and bolster your application credentials.

To be considered, applicants must be a rising junior or rising senior currently in good standing within the Honors College.

Application Process:

1.) Apply to PASS

Applications should be submitted to Honors@cofc.edu (subject line: 2022 PASS application) by Sunday, March 6 at midnight. Applications must include…

  • An up-to-date professional resume
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A statement of intent (500 words). Statement should discuss academic and career goals and explain, in specific and persuasive terms, the importance of the knowledge and skill gained from participation in the PASS program to academic and career development. Prior research experience should also be discussed. Note: If the student is intending to enroll in summer courses or be employed, he/she must describe how course work, employment and any other commitments will be balanced with the PASS program expectations. Students are not permitted to enroll in more than one course during the project period.

2.) Apply to the Honors Summer Enrichment Program

Students who participate in the PASS program must also participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which requires a separate application. Details about how to apply can be found here. For students applying to the PASS Program, the application deadline is the same for both programs: Sunday, March 6 (note that this is after the regularly posted deadline for the Summer Enrichment Program).

 

Questions about the application process? Contact Honors@cofc.edu.

Posted on February 25, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Summer REU Opportunity Available in Biological Sciences

The University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences is hosting a 10-week summer research training opportunity from May 23 through July 29. 

The focus of this REU site is Re-IMAGiNE Life, Exploring Function through Adaptation. This topic encompasses a wide variety of subdisciplines within biology and creates opportunities for lab and/or field-based, hands-on research by undergraduate students to explore the interplay of genomes, phenotypes, and environments at all levels of biological organization.

Selected students will receive a $6,000 stipend as well as paid on campus housing at the University of Alabama.

All students are encouraged to apply! The application review process will begin on March 8th and continue until all positions are full.  The application to apply can be found here!

For more information, please see the landing page for the REU here.

Posted on February 25, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Present Your Work at the First-Ever CofC Expo in April

Submit an abstract highlighting your student research, creative activities, or community service projects.

CofC Expo 2022 is the first event of its kind at the College, and will showcase student research, creative activities and community service projects from across campus. This is a perfect opportunity for students to share their highly impressive undertakings with the local community, and to gain public presentation experience that will be valuable for future endeavors.

CofC Expo 2022 is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in TD Arena (301 Meeting Street). This event is free and open to the public.

Want to participate? Submit an abstract to be considered. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 14.

Posted on February 17, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement, Research
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