UF Scripps Biomedical Research is pleased to offer summer internship opportunities for both high school and undergraduate college students.
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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Ava Allwardt interned as a Kenan fellow in the lab of UF Scripps Assistant Professor…
Huan Bao, Ph.D., UF Scripps assistant professor, with graduate student Sarah Dallo, and high school…
Samuel Ramirez, SURF summer intern at UF Scripps, preparing to run experiments with his mentor.
Bioinformatics Core Director Gogce Crynen with Kenan fellow Stefani Carvalho, during her summer 2022 internship…
Palm Beach County high school students Stefani Carvalho and Jacob DaRocha go over code analyzing…
Jacob DaRocha, a 2022 Kenan fellow at UF Scripps, focused on experimental rigor and reproducibility…
Natasha Mayorga, a Palm Beach County high school student, spent the summer working with UF…
Kenan fellow and high school student Natasha Mayorga with her faculty mentor, neuroscientist Courtney Miller,…
Adrian Gonzalez, SURF Summer Intern, with his mentor, professor Courtney Miller, Director of Academic Affairs.
SURF intern Adrian Gonzalez shows his poster to his mentor, professor Courtney Miller, Ph.D.
Eliezer Cartagena-Lopez presents his poster on a gene involved in autism to a session judge.
SURF intern Jaylin Knight, a student from the University of Georgia, won a travel stipend…
Faculty mentor Louis Scampavia, Ph.D. , helps Kenan Fellow Ryan Eng with a coding challenge.
A quality control device for drug discovery screening robotics built by Kenan Fellow Ryan Eng…
Patrick Griffin, Ph.D., Scientific Director and Professor in a lab chat with Kenan Fellow Laury-Ann…
Laury-Ann Francois, a 2022 Kenan Fellow, with graduate student Tony Kuo.
Neuroscientist Srini Subramaniam, Ph.D., challenged his Kenan Fellow interns Vikram Saxena and Sophie Strickler to…
William Ja, Ph.D., with graduate student Scarlet Park, and SURF intern Evan Miller, of the…
Interns working in the lab of Chemistry Professor Matthew Disney, Ph.D., work on RNA drug…
SURF intern Samuel Ramirez with SURF advisor professor Katrin Karbstein, Ph.D.
SURF intern Lyne-Nicole Odhiambo presents her poster on a nuclear receptor.
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.
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.”