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 the Hope Center Scholar program, in collaboration with the Washington University 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.

The inaugural Hope Center Scholar was Jesús Acevedo, a rising senior at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras.  Jesús worked in Joseph Dougherty’s lab, studying the neurogenetics of autism, and presented his summer research project, “Characterizing Mutations in the Phenotype of Mice with Deletions in Gtf2i, Gtf2ird1 and Gtf2ird”, at the 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (San Antonio , TX).

Joseph Dougherty Lab

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



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