• Unique opportunity for undergraduates interested in computational cancer biology!  

    Our Computational Cancer Biology Training Program offers selected summer research undergraduates the chance to work one-on-one in labs with postdoctoral fellows who have mentors at the interface of two different research disciplines: one computational and one biological. This unique program offers you the opportunity to gain an interdisciplinary outlook on the problems presented in fundamental cancer research.

    Please note that, due to funding delays at the agency, we do not anticipate being able to offer this summer program in 2014.

    Locally, MD Anderson is offering a summer program in cancer prevention research (applications due Feb. 28): Link here.

    Program information from Summer 2013:

    Program dates for 2013 will be Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, August 2.


    • Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors  
    • Quantitative or biological majors:
      • statistics   
      • computational and applied math   
      • computer science  
      • biology  
      • biochemistry  
      • bioengineering   
      • physics  
      • chemistry  
    •  Preferred: students intending to go to graduate school or medical school   

    Program Benefits:

    • 10 week summer research experience  
    • $4,750 total stipend for 10 weeks  

    Application Requirements:  

    • CV: including education, previous jobs including research, knowledge / skills such as software  
    • Statement about why you want to do research in computational cancer biology (one page, single spaced, 11 pt font)  
    • 2 letters of recommendation  
    • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended  
    • All application materials must be received by February 15, 2013 
      • Application materials can be emailed to glueck@rice.edu or mailed to the following address:  

                               Gulf Coast Consortia
                                c/o Rice University
                                Attn: Melissa Glueck
                                6100 Main, MS141
                                Houston, Texas 77005                 

    For further information contact Melissa Glueck at glueck@rice.edu.