Canary CREST Program

Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training (CREST) Program

The Canary Center at Stanford is a world-class research center dedicated to early cancer detection. To train the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists, we offer a unique summer research training opportunity for undergraduate students, namely, the Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training (CREST) Program. Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the program offers a 10-week research experience in one of our state-of-the art labs. Each participant will be matched with a Faculty mentor who will help them craft a research project. Senior scientists and postdoctoral fellows will assist the Faculty in supervising and mentoring the students in the lab. The successful applicant can expect to work in a dynamic lab environment on challenging projects that involve a broad range of research techniques. Additionally, students will learn about the field of cancer early detection (from in vitro diagnostics to in vivo molecular imaging) through specially-designed short classroom sessions, as well as participate in professional development and career seminars. The program culminates with a Symposium, where students present individual posters on their research projects in front of their peers, faculty and lab mentors, and other Stanford scientists.  

Eligibility

  • All participants in the Canary CREST Program must agree to the following eligibility requirements and program expectations:Time Commitment
  • -       Students must be undergraduate students enrolled in two- or four-year colleges or universities
  • -       Students are expected to work at least 8 hours per day, 5 days per week in the lab for the duration of the 10-week period
  • -       Students are expected to attend all program activities, including orientation, seminars, and the poster symposium
  • -       Housing and travel assistance are available; no assistance is offered in obtaining US visas

Key Dates

Application open date: January 8, 2018

Application due date: February 16, 2018 (late submissions will NOT be accepted)

Application review: March - April 2018

Internship Period: June 18 – August 24, 2018

Canary CREST Application

Candidates should complete the online application at https://canarynet.stanford.edu
Note: Only applications submitted online via this page will be accepted. Documents submitted via regular mail or e-mail will NOT be accepted.

The online application will require submission of the following information:

  • -       Candidate’s academic work (e.g., GPA, courses, course-associated laboratories, prior research experience, computer skills)
  • -       A current transcript
  • -       An essay that describes an applicant’s interest for participating in this program (max. 5,000 characters)
  • -       A 1-2 page resume
  • -       Names and contact information of individuals who can provide a letter of recommendation (Note: Letters are NOT required at the time of submission of the application).

Please contact canarycenter@stanford.edu with questions.

 

Canary CREST Program Leadership

Program Directors

H. Tom Soh, PhD

Utkan Demirci, PhD

Program Administration

Stephanie van de Ven, PhD

Program Coordinator

Jessica Zuniga