• Ben G. – Chicago, Summer 2018

    “This summer, I am interning in a genetics lab at Tel-Aviv University. The focus of the lab is on a rare form of genetic dwarfism called Laron Syndrome. Those afflicted, due to an inability to make use of growth hormone, are immune to cancer. The masters and PhD students who work in the lab hope to gain insights into why these people are immune and use them to help treat cancer. I work closely with a masters student who is helping me learn important lab techniques, and starting this week I am carrying out my very own experiment which, if promising, could become the basis of a future masters student’s focus. My internship this summer has helped solidify my love of biology and I hope to continue researching at labs back in the United States.”