114. NeuroMex Project, Boston, MA

The NeuroMex project is a collaboration between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Stanley Center at the Broad Institute, and the National Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico with specific aims to:

  1. Expand knowledge of the genetic architecture of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Mexico through large-scale sample collection, analysis and follow-up.
  2. Increase understanding of the genetics of Mexican populations
  3. Enhance neuropsychiatric genetic research capacity in Mexico through the training of scientists and support the development of locally led research programs... Read more about 114. NeuroMex Project, Boston, MA

113. Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear Lab, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

Please note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit. You do not need to receive permission to submit an additional application for this internship.

The Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear lab under Aaron Remenschneider, MD, MPH at Massachusetts Eye & Ear in downtown Boston studies a variety of pathologies and novel engineering solutions to problems faced in the middle ear, which includes the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and ossicles (bones of hearing). Current projects in the lab include 3D printing of novel biodegradable grafts for tympanic membrane repair, investigation of tympanic membrane remodeling in chinchilla models and human histopathological samples, and studying the acoustics of the middle ear following various reconstruction procedures. We also use human temporal bone specimens to improve our understanding of changes that occur following surgery during life. Tympanic membrane perforations occur following traumatic injury, cholesteatoma, and chronic otitis media. One of the current problems with tympanic membrane repair is the lack of biomimetic circular/radial collagen structure in remodeled graft materials, leading to variable hearing outcomes. Our lab is creating biomimetic 3D printing grafts and studying the properties of these in vitro and in vivo.... Read more about 113. Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear Lab, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

112. The Alter Lab at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Harvard

Officially established in February 2009 at MGH, MIT and Harvard, The Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Institute has the dual mission: to contribute to the accelerated discovery of an HIV/AIDS vaccine and subsequently to establish itself as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology.

Dr. Alter is PI of the largest lab at the Ragon Institute. Dr. Alter’s research interests lie at the intersection of the innate immune response and the adaptive humoral immune response, with a focus on defining the role of innate immune recruiting antibodies in providing specificity to the innate immune system to kill virally infected cells. In this capacity, Dr. Alter has developed a suite of antibody profiling assays that aim at gaining a deeper appreciation of the correlates of humoral immune activity against HIV and beyond.... Read more about 112. The Alter Lab at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Harvard

106. International Quality Improvement Collaborative, Boston

The vision of the International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Disease (IQIC) is to facilitate a collaborative of healthcare teams from around the world creating a culture of culture of safety and quality for care for congenital heart disease. The IQIC mission is to reduce mortality and major complications for congenital heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. ... Read more about 106. International Quality Improvement Collaborative, Boston

102. Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard

This internship is offered by the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR)- Community Engaged Research Program (CERP) in partnership with Fenway Health/ AIDS Action Committee (AAC). Community engagement, partnership, education and outreach are key priorities within the Harvard University CFAR which span across all Cores.

The Community Engaged Research Program (CERP) within the Bio-Behavioral and Community Science Core was developed to support these priority areas. CERP connects faculty members with the communities that their research will impact and engages those communities in the research process. CERP works to identify and establish research collaborations with community organizations and provides guidance to faculty members, particularly early career investigators, who would like to engage in research involving communities at highest risk of HIV infection.... Read more about 102. Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard

103. Duraisingh Lab, Harvard

The Duraisingh Laboratory studies the biology and pathogenesis of human malaria and Babesia parasites using molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches. Specifically, we are interested in the mechanism by which these parasites invade red blood cells, the regulation of parasite virulence genes by epigenetic mechanisms, and the effect of red blood cell variation on malaria infection. Preference will be given to students with experience or coursework in molecular biology, genetics, biology, or infectious diseases. ... Read more about 103. Duraisingh Lab, Harvard