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NEWS: Host a student in your lab

NEWS: Host a student in your lab

Three undergraduate students are looking for laboratory experience through the BSN's Undergraduate Student Laboratory Experience grants (deadline 1 April 2019, applicants must have been a BSN member for six months at the time of applying). They are looking for welcoming labs to host them. Can you help?

If you think one of the following students would be a good fit for your lab, please email theteam@neuroendo.org.uk asap and we will let the student know. If they feel the lab is a good match, we will connect you.

Student 1

University: Cornell University
Location of student: Ithaca, New York, United States
Degree and year: First year undergraduate

Which area of neuroendocrinology would you like to gain experience in?
Research about affect, stress, addiction, mental diseases (depression, autism, etc.), genetics, cancers or other diseases, circadian cycle, sleep, appetite.

Why do you want to do lab experience with the BSN?
My dream is to become a neuroscientist and neuroendocrinology is one area of neuroscience that interests me the most. I want to learn the skills of conducting independent research as early as possible to better prepare myself for my future research career.

What kind of a lab would you like to work in ?
I hope to work in a lab in London or near London (Cambridge, Oxford, etc). I hope the lab will offer me a six to eight week internship. I hope to work with a mentor who can guide me and I also hope to contribute to the overall projects of the research team.

Student 2

University: Cornell University
Location of student: Ithaca, New York, US
Degree and year: First year undergraduate majoring in biology

Which area of neuroendocrinology would like to gain experience in?
I'm particularly interested in exploring neuroendocrine regulation, neuronal development, and stress, but I'd be open to other topics/ideas as well.

Why do you want to do lab experience with the BSN?
I've been interested in research since I was a high schooler (worked in a cancer research lab during 11th and 12th grade on the effects of two natural compounds on bladder cancer and miRNA as biomarkers for weight loss following bariatric surgery), especially in relation to the brain and would like to broaden my research experience through this opportunity.

What kind of a lab would you like to work in?
I'd love to have the opportunity to work on a project for eight weeks during the coming summer in either London, Cambridge, or Oxford. It would be great to work under the guidance of a mentor who's passionate about teaching and in an environment where I will have the opportunity to acquire new skills and expertise.

Student 3

University: University of Malaya
Location of student: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Degree and year: Third year undergraduate MBBS  

Which area of neuroendocrinology would you like to gain experience in?
I have no specific area that I particular about but in general I would like to discover more in the area of how the body regulates the hormone system in response to various behavioural conditions such as stress, sleep, emotion.

Why do you want to do lab experience with the BSN?
I always dreamt of doing the research in the UK so that I can get the exposure and experience the difference between the countries. I know this opportunity will be really helpful for me especially in my future career as research has played a very important role in this medical field so it is a plus point if I can get to learn the way of conducting research since undergraduate.

What kind of a lab would you like to work in?
It will be amazing if the lab can host me for six to seven weeks of internship and the lab is located in a strategic location. I hope I can get work with a mentor that willing to teach and guide me more about research and if there is opportunity to do hands on work in the lab it will be definitely be great. I also hope that my presence will be a great source of help to the research team.

Student 4

University: UCL
Location: London
Degree and year: first year, Applied Medical Sciences

Which area of neuroendocrinology would you like to gain experience in?
I'm particularly interested in the endocrinology of social attachment, cognitive behavior, adult neurogenesis, regulation of appetite, addiction, stress.

Why do you want to do lab experience with the BSN?
I believe that lab internship with BSN would be an invaluable professional experience. I would like to specialize in neuroendocrinology and I appreciate an importance of an ability of conducting a research and working as a team. Hence, I'm looking for an opportunity to learn those skills.

What kind of a lab would you like to work in?
I would greatly appreciate an offer to work in a laboratory based in London or nearby ( Oxford, Cambridge), but I'd consider different locations as well. I'm hoping to connect with a researcher who can be my mentor and inspiration. I'm looking for a challenging but welcoming environment to gain new skills and broaden my horizons.

Student 5

University: Fairfield University, CT Queen Mary University London- Spring of 2019
Location: London, UK
Degree and year: Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and Health Studies - graduation May 2020 

Which area of neuroendocrinology would you like to gain experience in?
I am interested in gaining research experience in the field of neuroendocrinology in all capacities, but specifically in areas of women’s health and prenatal hormone expression. As an undergraduate and intern with the North London Rape Crisis team, I have conducted independent literary review of studies which focus upon the behavior and lifestyle’s connection to hormonal expression in women. I have a tremendous interest in the effects of lifestyle, circumstance, and behavior on women’s health, in general, and specifically in pregnant women and the developing fetus both before and after birth. I am intrigued and passionate about the diversity of research and possibilities within the field of neuroendocrinology, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to broaden my knowledge of neuroendocrinology from any research project within the field.

Why do you want to do lab experience with the BSN?
I want to do lab experience with the BSN because I am inspired by the work and expertise of the BSN’s members. As a hopeful future neuroendocrinologist, I desire to learn from those in the field who are curious to continuously discover more about this awe-inspiring subject matter. My clinical exposure to neuroendocrinology through my work with the North London Rape Crisis team has enforced my desire to continue optimizing understanding of women’s treatment outcomes and gaining practical research experience to one day apply in research of my own.

What kind of a lab would you like to work in?
I am open to any type of lab, as I see each as an opportunity to learn and diversify my exposure to neuroendocrinology. I plan to be committed to both collaboration and independent work in order to assist any and all researchers to my fullest capacity.