SURP participants celebrate their last day with GSK Dean Michael Overholtzer (back row, fourth from the right) and GSK Associate Dean Linda Burnley (back row, second from the right).
GSK Dean Michael Overholtzer and Associate Dean Linda Burnley welcome SURP students during orientation and provide an overview of what to expect as they dive into the immersive ten-week program.
SURP student Alexandra Corbin (left), a senior majoring in biological and environmental engineering at Cornell University, meets with her "Big Sib," Mollie Chipman. Big Sibs are GSK graduate students who help guide SURP participants throughout the program.
SURP Co-Director Lydia Finley introduces cancer biologist Tuomas Tammela at one of the weekly scientific seminars. Students also participate in an array of interactive events to develop their interview and presentation skills, including chalk talks to discuss their individual works-in-progress.
SURP student Allison Rerick (left), a senior majoring in chemistry and mathematics at Baylor University, discusses her summer research project with a colleague in the lab. Mentored by renowned GSK faculty, SURP participants build and strengthen their basic research skills through hands-on experience in one of Memorial Sloan Kettering's world-class laboratories.
The program culminates in August with an annual community-wide poster session and awards ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of SURP participants.
A senior majoring in biochemistry at Occidental College, SURP student Tanner Nickles (left) completed his final research project in the lab of his mentor, physician-scientist Ronald Blasberg of the Molecular Pharmacology Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute. He presented his work at the SURP poster session on August 9.