LCRC Announces 2024 Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Fellows

Fourteen college students from around the country have been selected to participate in the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Experience (SUCRE).

The Fellows will spend 8 weeks researching under the guidance of faculty mentors from three different LCRC institutions in New Orleans:  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

"We were impressed by the number of applications we received and the caliber of the students who applied this year," said Charles Wood, PhD, a member of the LCRC faculty member and Cancer Crusader Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Associate Director of Basic Science at Stanley S Scott Cancer Center at LSU Health New Orleans.  "Like last year, students will be assigned a research project by their mentors and asked to present their research at the conclusion of the session."

The following students were selected for SUCRE, which runs June 3 - July 26:

Rashmi Srivastava – Baylor

Emma Bates – College of the Canyons

Tyra Washington – LSU

Randy Hamilton – Xavier

Madison Jackson – Pennsylvania State University

Aliyah Richardson – Xavier

Om Patel – Baylor

Giancarlo Lara – LSU

Jack Erickson-King – The College of Wooster

Brandon Burow – Tulane

Kayla Gant - Xavier

Paige Goderis – Michigan State University  

Camryn Tims – LSU

Amelia Jiang-Yu – Johns Hopkins University

Participation in the summer research program is limited to current undergraduates who have exhibited an interest in pursuing cancer research as a career, with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree.

More information about SUCRE can be found here.

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