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Genomics Research Internship Program at Stanford:GRIPS

A summer internship program

Imagine a world in which you can input your age, lifestyle, and genetic information into an app and obtain personalized recommendations about the food you should eat or avoid and behaviors you should modify to help maintain your health. Moreover, imagine that when you are sick, your physician inputs the same information to determine your customized treatment plan. That world is not 50 years into the future; it is beginning to unfold now. 

About us:

At the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (SCGPM), we are applying our expertise on the science and ethics of genomics to build a new collaborative model of science focused on transforming the practice of medicine. This creates a new paradigm of patient-centered medicine that can monitor the entire genome of individuals to vastly improve disease prediction, prevention, and treatment of conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, schizophrenia, and many others. Stanford is uniquely positioned to drive such an endeavour. We have extraordinary talent in science, engineering and medicine; our location in Silicon Valley provides unique opportunities for technological collaborations; our faculty are highly successful at obtaining competitive funding for their research; and we are leaders in the ethics of personalized medicine and in training physicians to help patients understand their genetic information. Genomics, in particular, requires technologically advanced facilities, and computational infrastructure and benefits from an economy of scale that can only be achieved in center settings like the SCGPM. Our Center offers an omics driven biomedical platform composed of state-of-the-art laboratory and computational facilities to an interdisciplinary research community. 

About Genomics Research Internship Program at Stanford:

As part of our commitment to education, we offer a summer internship program to SF Bay Area High School students. Our Center has unofficially hosted dozens of students every summer since 2000. We formalized the process starting 2015 with the Gene Camp program. If you are a Bay Area High School student who wishes to learn more about genetics and genomics, please look through the information provided in Application Process and FAQ pages. Internships are offered in computational as well as laboratory sciences. We collaborate with multiple faculty members to find volunteer mentors.

Introduction to Omics: 360 Degree View of You

Video above is courtsey NASA, featuring Dr. Snyder. These are a series of 8 videos covering genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics, metabolomics and microbiomics. And you can reach the others from the first one.

Michael Snyder

"Genetics and genomics are undergoing an unparalleled revolution: our mission is to continue to lead this revolution for a better understanding of biology and human health."

Michael Snyder, Ph.D.
Director, Stanford Center for Genomics & Personalized Medicine
Chair and Stanford W. Ascherman Professor, Genetics Department  

Get Involved

We are seeking support of individuals who want to become part of the revolution in personalized medicine. 
Your gift will have a direct benefit on multidisciplinary science, disease-specific studies, student and faculty support, and developing the technologies and tools needed to advance the goal of more precise and personalized medical care. 
Please contact us at medicalgiving@stanford.edu if you would like to learn more about SCGPM and how you can contribute to our efforts.
Online giving is available HERE.