Applications Open for Helios Scholars at TGen and TGen Bioscience Leadership Academy.

Do you want to experience what it’s really like to be a scientist?

Helios Scholars at TGen is a paid, eight-week summer internship program in biomedical research open to incoming and continuing undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students who have studied at an Arizona high school, college, or university. Interns work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a TGen scientist to unravel the genetic components of diabetes, neurological disease and cancer. At TGen North in Flagstaff, interns focus their summer research on public health and pathogens such as Valley Fever and antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Internships are available in all areas of translational bioscience: laboratory research, computational biology and bioinformatics, mathematics and statistics, and research administration.

As a part of the comprehensive program, Helios Scholars also: attend educational seminars to boost their professional skills, learn about bioscience career options, practice scientific writing, present their research, attend social networking events, and create a scientific poster.

The program capstone is a formal research symposium where interns present their project results and reflect on what they have accomplished during their tenure at TGen. Several interns are nominated to deliver oral presentations at the event.

Past interns boast an array of impressive accomplishments: published scientific abstracts and manuscripts, top national student rankings, acceptance into first-rate graduate and medical schools, and national awards and scholarships. 

Don’t want to miss this great opportunity? Sign up for an email notification in December letting you know that applications are now open.

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Current Arizona high school sophomores and juniors, please apply for TGen Bioscience Leadership Academy.

TGen’s Bioscience Leadership Academy is a two-week bioscience program serving 20 Arizona high school students every summer. The intensive education and leadership program focuses on elevating students’ understanding of the biosciences and precision medicine. 

TGen scientists and staff share their research expertise and expose students to technical skill basics, lab shadowing, clinical trials, bioethics, experimental design, clinical application of genomic medicine and the translational process, a diversity of careers, and topics in neurological disease, cancer, diabetes, and infectious disease. 

The program also includes a leadership component focused on STEM professional skills such as science communication, public speaking, interdisciplinary and collaborative workplace skills, and networking. 

Each graduate of the program will receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

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