Biology Student Named MIT Summer Research Fellow

As a 2008 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-MIT Summer Research Fellow, biology major Elyza Genilo is spending the summer working in the science labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is one of only eight recipients of this fellowship—both from within MIT and schools around the country.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) - MIT Fellowship in Chemical Biology provides interdisciplinary research opportunities for undergraduate students with a physical or quantitative background to conduct research in biological sciences, and for students with a biological background to conduct research in chemistry.

The goal of this training program is to lower the barrier between chemistry and biology and to promote understanding and collaboration across fields. Participants will learn techniques, both in research and in communicating results, that will be a foundation for future pursuits. 

The research program runs from June 9 through Aug. 8, 2008, and includes an introductory training session, workshops throughout the summer and oral presentations of research at the program’s conclusion.