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Health Grand Challenge - Lab of Translational Medicine, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (LTMZJU)
Hangzhou, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Field Work, Research Degree Level: First year, Junior, Sophomore
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Dormitory, Provided by Host Organization
Program Description:
Lab of Translational Medicine, Zhejiang University School of Medicine

This lab conducts research on the molecular mechanism underlying stomach cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in China. Interns will acquire basic laboratory skills and will assist with studies on gastric cancer. They will begin by learning bio-information analysis, which they will use to search for genes differentially expressed in gastric cancer tissues compared with their corresponding noncancerous tissues. Next the interns may participate in cloning one mRNA or long non-coding RNA. Then they will study basic cellular functions of the target gene and submit a written survey report, with research tasks to include literature review, experiments, data analysis and attending a weekly lab seminar. At the close of the internship students will visit Zhejiang University School of Medicine’s Department of Gastroenterology to learn the clinical features of stomach cancers.

Applicants should have basic knowledge and lab skills in molecular biology. No Chinese language skills are required. The internship will last for 8-10 weeks, with start and end dates to be determined.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 04/15/2018 06/01/2018 08/31/2018
NOTE: Note: the program dates are not precise and each participant may have different program dates.