Summer of Science: A photo gallery of UF Scripps interns and their mentors

UF Scripps Biomedical Research is pleased to offer summer internship opportunities for both high school and undergraduate college students.

Life-changing learning

Journey of Discovery

Interning at UF Scripps means partnering with expert mentors and faculty on your own research project, in a range of scientific disciplines, including natural products chemistry, medicinal chemistry, robotic molecular screening, structural biology, immunology, microbiology and cancer biology.

Intern Jessica Camacho looks over brain tumor specimens with her mentor, cancer biologist Michalina Janiszewska, Ph.D.

2022 Internship Photo Gallery

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High School Internships

Since 2005, Palm Beach County, Florida area high school students have had the opportunity to conduct biomedical research through the competitive Kenan Fellows Undergraduate Internship Program. The Kenan internships are made possible thanks to a generous gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. In 2022, 16 students from Palm Beach County high schools participated. See photos of their experience below.

Undergraduate Internships

The 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) internship program is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation. This year’s class of SURF interns came from all over the United States to work on projects ranging from investigating the cancer microenvironment to describing new natural product chemistry. Their summer experience culminated on Aug. 12, 2022 with a juried scientific poster session and the awarding of three travel stipends to enable attendance at a relevant national scientific conference later this school year.

Congratulations to the 2022 UF Scripps SURF poster session winners!

In no particular order, the winners of the 2022 SURF poster competition were:

  • Allison Barkdull, University of Florida, Bohn Lab: “Identifying Key Residues in Ligand Binding to the Mu-Opioid Receptor”
  • Jaylin Knight, University of Georgia, Karbstein Lab: “Functional Ribosomes are Marked with an RNA Modification Absent in Cancers.”
  • Evan Miller, University of Florida, Ja Lab: “Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day? Skipping Breakfast and Overeating.”

Honorable mention

  • Tatiana Jimenez, Carleton College, Carroll Lab.