After the cancelation of last year’s Summer Fellowship Program, the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) is proud to announce that the program is back for 2021. This year, we are proud to welcome 9 talented individuals, who represent local colleges and universities across New York State. “We are thrilled to once again be able to offer the Summer Fellowship Program. Throughout the years, we have seen great success come to the fellows, and are excited to keep that tradition alive,” said Dr. Jonathan Cordeiro, Summer Fellowship Coordinator.
For over 60 years, the fellowship program has been a hallmark of MMRI’s dedication to education and training. The ten-week program immerses undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based projects, providing opportunities to partake in cutting edge research, and while preparing them for future scientific endeavors. Each student will be paired with a scientist, who will help the fellow develop an individually designed project that complements their interests and those of the laboratory. To expand upon our traditional offerings, this year we are excited to welcome one student who will conduct his fellowship within our Information Technology department. The program begins on May 24, 2021 and will conclude on July 29.
Our program owes its longevity and gratitude to our generous sponsors. This year, the MMRI was grateful to receive support from M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund through The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, the Burrows Foundation, Utica Lodge #47 F.&A.M., and White Plains Masonic Historical Society.
Joining us this year is: Emma Zupan (St. Lawrence University), Katherine Jankowski and Maurice Tang (Hamilton College), Yuriy Milobog (SUNY Polytechnic Institute), Emily Marshall (University at Albany), Katherine Nelson (Vassar College), Samantha Tavarez (Rochester Institute of Technology), Joseph Wu (University at Buffalo), and Joseph Hoskins (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences).