Hope Center Scholar

Inaugurated summer 2014 Read More

A collaboration with the Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP)

The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders is pleased to announce this year’s Hope Center Scholar, Mobolanle Adebesin.  Mobolanle is a rising senior from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She’ll spend the summer in Karen O’Malley’s lab, focusing on the role of metabotropic glutamate receptor, mGluR5 in development and disease.

The Hope Center Scholar program identifies promising undergraduate students who are interested in research on neurological disorders and who have applied for summer research at Washington University through the Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP).  BioMedRAP is organized by the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), and provides opportunities for highly talented undergraduates to engage in summer research in labs at Washington University.  In particular, students are especially encouraged to apply to BioMedRAP if they are from groups that traditionally are underrepresented in biomedical research.  The Hope Center Scholar is selected from applicants to the BioMedRAP program, and assigned to a Hope Center laboratory for research on mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease.

For inquiries about the Hope Center Scholar Program, contact Anneliese Schaefer.

Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Programs Closing Symposium

Join us on Friday, July 31st for our DBBS Summer Research Programs Closing Symposium from 10:00a to noon in the Farrell Learning & Teaching Center Atrium. Hope Center labs are hosting more than a quarter of the summer students.  Stop by to see their posters!

Sam Gary, Juniata College (Victor Song lab)
Angela Hacker, DePauw University (Carlos Cruchaga lab)
Meaghan Kenfield, Washington University (Erik Herzog lab)
Stephanie Prince, University of Notre Dame (Beau Ances lab)
Michael Saunders, Johns Hopkins University (Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert lab)
Mobolanle Adebesin*, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Karen O’Malley lab)
Reuben Hogan, Washington University (Charles Harris lab)
Miriam Lisci, Rutgers University (Joseph Dougherty lab)
Ricardo Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Wilson Ray lab)
Nicholas Hourgettes, Washington University (Michael Bruchas lab)
Jessica Jimenez, Oberlin College (Carlos Cruchaga lab)
Demia Jones, Harris Stowe State University (Erik Herzog lab)
Garrett Ott, Washington University (Marcus Raichle lab)
Taylor Wynne, George Mason University (Timothy Miller lab)

*2015 Hope Center Scholar



For information on the DBBS program BioMedRAP for undergraduate summer research, click below.