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Internship Requirement in Applied Biosciences program

The Applied Biosciences (ABS) Student handbook defines the purpose of internship as:

“The primary goal of an internship is to give students an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to a real-world experience set in a professional practice-oriented environment, with the intern’s work overseen by a professional. In particular, the goal of the internship is to give the student a practical perspective on problems and applications in a growing discipline known as “Applied Biosciences”.

Each ABS student is required to complete 8 units of internship (ABS 593-A).  One unit of internship is equal to 45 hours of internship work.  Students could “sliced” these internship units, by taking it either in one semester or several semesters, in one hosting agency (laboratory) or multiple agencies.  The internship could either be in a company or a UA Faculty laboratory.

Joji Marie Teves, a student in the Molecular & Cellular Biology track of the Professional Science Master’s in Applied Biosciences chose to do her internship at the Madhavan Laboratory, College of Medicine, University of Arizona.  The translational application of Dr. Madhavan’s research in stem cells and neurodegeneration is what drew Joji Marie to join her lab.

As part of Joji’s internship, she presented her work in a poster session at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) in San Diego, CA. Her work highlights the study of cellular mechanisms in Parkinson's disease using a patient-derived skin cell model.  Please click to read the abstract of her poster.  She later presented the project at the 2016 Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) Student Research Showcase at the University of Arizona.

Joji Marie Teves is a scholar sponsored by the USAID- Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (USAID-STRIDE).  She is expected to graduate from the Professional Science Master’s in Applied Biosciences this Spring 2017.

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Other Applied Biosciences students currently doing internship work for Spring 2017 are listed below:

ABS Track

Student  Name

Instructor

Internship Location

Industrial Microbial Biotechnology Patricia Espinosa Artiles Istvan Molnar, Ph.D. National Products Center Laboratory, University of Arizona (UA)
Diagnostics Laboratory Sciences Duan Copeland Jr Anne M.Wertheimer, Ph.D. USDA, ARS, Carl Hayden Honey Bee Research Center
Diagnostics Laboratory Sciences Kristen Demko Ann M. Wertheimer, Ph.D. Anne M. Wertheimer Laboratory, UA Arizona Center on Aging
Diagnostics Laboratory Sciences Aakriti Kapoor Mark A. Nelson, Ph.D. Mark A. Nelson Laboratory, Department of Pathology, UA
Diagnostics Laboratory Sciences Justin Kaye Jason H. Karnes, Ph.D. Jason Karnes Laboratory, Department of Pharmacy Practice, UA
Molecular & Cellular Biology Preetham Hosur Michael D. L. Johnson, Ph.D. Michael D.L. Johnson Laboratory, Department of Immunobiology, UA
Diagnostics Laboratory Sciences Itzel Rosas Gutierrez Michael D.L. Johnson, Ph.D. Michael D.L. Johnson Laboratory, Department of Immunobiology, UA
Industrial Microbial Biotechnology Valentino Dhiyu Asmoro Eli Chapman, Ph.D. Eli Chapman Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, UA
Industrial Microbial Biotechnology Megha Raghunathan Eli Chapman, Ph.D. Eli Chapman Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, UA
Industrial Microbial Biotechnology Aidan Richard Foster Ian L. Pepper, Ph.D. Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Center 
Industrial Microbial Biotechnology Jesse A. Lewis Nadja Anderson, Ph.D. University of Arizona, BIOTECH Project
Molecular & Cellular Biology Suvithanandhini Loganathan Andrew L. Paek, Ph.D. Andrew Paek Laboratory, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, UA
Molecular & Cellular Biology Anastasia Maria Miramontes Dawn K. Coletta, Ph.D. Dawn Coletta, Genetics Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, UA

 

 

Last updated 16 Mar 2017