“The Center for Precision Medicine Undergraduate Summer Internship Program not only exposed me to groundbreaking research across several cutting edge disciplines, but also provided the platform and techniques for a successful career in medical research. With my mentor designating so much of his time to my learning, I have gained a comprehensive skill set and knowledge of the medically relevant state of substance abuse research from a neurobiological perspective” (Alex Horn, 2018 program participant).
CENTER SEMINAR SERIES AND COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSIONS
Center for Precision Medicine seminars or collabortive discussions take place on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon. Locations alternate by month between the Medical Center Campus (even months; Hanes G-28) and the Biotech Place downtown (odd months; Auditorium). Click buttons below for current schedules.
OMICS WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES
OMICS 201 currently in progress:
In August 2018, the Center for Precision Medicine started a new Omics 201 1-hr lecture series based on the successful “Omics 101 Workshop”. It provides more in-depth information on selected state-of-the-art “omics” methods and technologies. Lectures are held in the Precision Medicine Conference Room, floor G, NRC building, Bowman-Gray campus.
The Center for Precision Medicine held an Omics 101 workshop in July 2018, organized by Center faculty Dr. Ellen Quillen:
UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Center for Precision Medicine’s Undergraduate Summer Internship Program offers a 10-week hands-on research experience for undergraduate students. Students will participate in ongoing research projects in the laboratories of Center investigators.
Our 2018 Interns
On August 10, 2018, our summer interns completed their 10-week research program in the Center for Precision Medicine with a Poster session. They also presented individual scientific talks on the research topics listed below.
Summer Intern Research Presentation Topics
Alex Horn: Monkey Business--the alcoholic monkeys above your head. (Mentor: James Daunais, Ph.D.)
Adiya Moore: Bone Strength Differences in Papio hamadryas and Papio anubis. (Mentor: Ellen Quillen, Ph.D.)
Taylor Outlaw: Kinetic Characterization of Nerve Agent Bioscavenging Enzymes. (Mentors: Kim Reeves, Ph.D., Tony Reeves, Ph.D.)
Lindsey Palmquist: Design of Model Systems for the Use of Metabolic Disease Studies. (Mentor: Reto Asmis, Ph.D.)
Kelyah Spurgeon: The Role of Transcription Factor YY1 in the Expression of SNX3 and CPNE1. (Mentors: Hector Guillen, Ph.D., Michael Olivier, Ph.D.)
Wufan Zhao: Summarization of Whole Genome Sequencing Association Study. (Mentor: Carl Langefeld, Ph.D.)
Graduate students from a wide range of graduate programs train in the laboratories of Center for Precision Medicine faculty. For more information on training opportunities within the Center for Precision Medicine, please contact:
Dr. Reto Asmis
Associate Director for Education
Center for Precision Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Graduate Student News:
Angelica Riojas, PhD student in the Molecular Medicine and Translational Science Program at Wake Forest University, who is conducting her PhD research in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Cox at the Center for Precision Medicine, is one of only 40 doctoral students selected across the United States to participate in the prestigious 2019 Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA). This year-long program will provide her with additional mentoring, peer support and networking opportunities. The program will also help its recipients in developing skills important to further career advancement and for contributing to their communities through science outreach. Congratulations, Angelica! Learn more here
More information on our current graduate students will be posted soon.
If you are interested in a postdoctoral position, please contact individual faculty members
To learn more about postdoctoral life at Wake Forest, contact
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs:
Dr. Allyn Howlett
More information on our current postdocs will be posted soon.