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Preprofessional Opportunities

American Heart Association


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Burlingame California
Deadline: Early December


American Heart Association Western States Affiliate 1710 Gilbreth Road Burlingame, CA 94010-1317



Full-time California, Nevada, Utah college or university student or state resident. Applicants must have junior or senior status in Fall 2004, or students who graduate in December 2004 or later. Students must have completed a total of at least 4 semesters of biology, physics, chemistry and 1 semester of calculus, stats, or computer science.


The purpose of this undergraduate research training program is to encourage promising students from all disciplines to consider research careers that are broadly related to the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular areas. Students are assigned to leading biomedical research laboratories in California, Nevada or Utah for a ten-week period during the summer to work under the direct supervision of experienced scientists. The projects students work on range from basic molecular research to direct physiological studies. Examples include signal transduction, gene expression, vascular wall biology, ion transport and cellular physiology. Some opportunities for participation in more clinical investigations are also available.