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The Center for Colon Cancer Research is hosting its 3rd year of the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program for minority students who have an interest in biomedical research.  This program has been running since May 22nd, and ends on July 28, 2017.  The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program is for each student to work in a research laboratory related to his or her career interests, and to decide whether a research career is a good fit.  For those students interested in a research career, this program will provide them with information for applying and being accepted to a high-caliber graduate training program.  This Summer experience, along with hard work and good grades, will help the students become highly competitive applicants.

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research students for summer 2017This year, the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program has a total of six students, who are:

  • Josue Banegas from Greenville, SC, who is working with Dr. Doug Pittman in Pharmacy;
  • Zachary Gomez from San Juan, Puerto Rico, working with Dr. Michael Wyatt and Dr. Michael Shtutman in Pharmacy;
  • Sasha Hodge from Kannapolis, NC, working with Dr. Jason Stewart in Biology;
  • Lisette Payero from Aiken, SC, working with Dr. Lydia Matestic in Biology;
  • Amani Rashad from Fayetteville, NC, working with Dr. Mythreye Karthikeyan in Chemistry and Biochemistry;
  • Austin White from Rock Hill, SC, working with Dr. Jim Carson in Public Health.