2019 WVU Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Interns

Seven students stand together after their presentations at the Summer Cancer Research Undergraduate Symposium.

(pictured): Connor Nevin, Alan Mizener, Sara Sredy, Brianna Ritz, Joshua Taylor, Catherine VanMeter, Sloan Nesbit, Grace E. Nowicki

This year the WVU Cancer Institute teamed with the WVU Eye Institute to host a Summer Symposium for its Summer Undergraduate Research Programs.  The symposium is the culmination of the students work over the 10 weeks they have spent in labs across the two institutes. 

The highly competitive Summer Research Fellowship Program at the Cancer Institute provides funding and opportunities for undergraduate students who want to pursue careers in cancer research or medicine. Students receive a $4,000 stipend and are paired with a WVU cancer scientist for a 10-week research project.

Connor Nevin 

Alan Mizener 

Sara Sredy 

Brianna Ritz 

Joshua Taylor 

Catherine VanMeter

Sloan Nesbit

Grace E. Nowicki

Financial support for the fellowship program comes from the Edwin C. Spurlock Fellowship Fund, the Edward L. Reed Cancer Research Endowment, the Dr. David B. McClung Cancer Research Endowment Fund, and the Joe Marconi Cancer Research Fellowship Endowment.

Alexey Ivanov presents a certificate to Alan Mizener.

Alan Mizener receives a certificate from Dr. Alexey Ivanov at the conclusion of the summer undergraduate research experience at WVU Cancer Institute.

6 summer students in zip lining gear at the WVU Research Forest Canopy Tour outing.

Summer students experience the WVU Research Forest canopy tour as part of the summer undergraduate program.