WashU Nephrology News

Four Students Accepted into O’Brien Center CKD Research Summer Internship

WashU Nephrology’s Summer Opportunities for Achievement in Research (SOAR) program has accepted four students for its inaugural internship starting in the summer of 2024.  

SOAR is an immersive research program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing nephrology research.  The program is part of the recently established Washington University Kidney O’Brien Center for Chronic Kidney Disease Research and is under the direction of physician-scientist Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine. 

The four interns will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in basic science research under the guidance of a nephrology mentor.  Our division offers a wide range of exciting research that spans the spectrum of kidney development, acute and chronic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease, glomerular diseases and kidney cancer. 

“Students will have a great environment for learning, as the labs have expertise in diverse cell culture and animal models as well as cutting-edge techniques such as multi-omics approaches and advanced microscopy techniques.”

Monica Chang-Panesso, SOAR Director

The SOAR internship begins in late May and lasts until early August.  All interns will have the chance to present their research at the end of the program.

Learn more about the WashU Nephrology O’Brien Center for CKD Research and the SOAR program here.

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