Apply to LCRC's Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Experience - SUCRE

College students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research are urged to apply to The Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s 8-week Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Experience, SUCRE.

Selected students can explore and develop their interests by working in a research lab with an assigned faculty mentor from member institutions Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Tulane School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana.  

The program runs from Thursday, June 3 through Friday, July 26, 2024. Deadline to apply is March 1, 11:59 p.m. CST. Details can be found here.   Preference is given to college juniors and seniors with at least one semester of remaining undergraduate coursework, who have completed advanced work relating to cancer or biomedical research, and those with a demonstrated interest in pursuing an advanced degree.  Those selected will receive a stipend and additional benefits.

"This second year of the LCRC undergraduate research program promises to offer engaging research opportunities for college students with a confirmed interest in cancer research," said Charles Wood, PhD, a member of the LCRC faculty and Cancer Crusader Professor, department of interdisciplinary oncology and associate director of basic science at LSU LCMC Health Cancer Center.

"The feedback from last year's program was very positive and we hope to build upon that momentum to offer young researchers the opportunity to grow their interest and seriously consider pursuing postgraduate work at one of  Louisiana's many research institutions," said Joe W. Ramos, PhD, CEO/Director of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center and Director, LSU LCMC Health Cancer Center.

Selected students will design and implement a tailor-made research project and conduct exciting and challenging experiments to test hypotheses under the guidance and mentoring of LCRC expert faculty. Students will have the opportunity to explore cutting edge techniques and gain knowledge of the latest instrumentation by utilizing the equipment in LCRC labs and the core facilities that provide support to LCRC faculty.

Last year's research fellows provided feedback about their experience in the video below.

About the LCRC

Each year, more than 28,000 Louisianans receive a cancer diagnosis. The Louisiana Cancer Research Center serves as a collaborative hub that advances cancer research, improves prevention, and accelerates innovative treatments. LCRC brings together the collective talent of more than 200 researchers from across the state and four member institutions – LSU Health New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Ochsner Health – to improve cancer outcomes for Louisianans and all those touched by the disease.

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