Author Archives: Career Services

My Summer in the Lampson Lab

Srikar Yelamarthy, COL ’24, Warrington, PA

Over the summer I had the opportunity to work in the Lampson Lab and conduct research in the field of cell biology. The lab focuses on the cell biology of meiotic drive in mammals, …

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Exploring Physics in the Field of Medicine

Jesica Mena, COL ‘ 23, Philadelphia, PA

‘This summer, I had the privilege of working for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a research assistant in the department of radiation oncology. As a member of the Hao Huang laboratory, I …

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A Summer at CHOP

Ashley Santaniello, COL ’23, Moscow, ID

This summer, I had the opportunity to work under Dr. Shih-Shan Lang Chen at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Neurosurgery department’s research division. Dr. Chen is an attending neurosurgeon in the Division …

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Is It Dark In Here?: Tracking Melanosomal Proteins

Abetzi Vazquez Ochoa, COL ’25, Houston, Texas

This summer, I was lucky enough to work in the Marks Lab of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, where I explored the different variants of …

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A Summer in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Jimmy Bianchi, COL ’24, Scranton, PA

Prior to attending Penn, I had always aspired to attend medical school. However, I was both intimidated and excited by the vast array of professions one could pursue. During my second year at Penn, …

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Tuning into TUNE-In for Autism

Michelle Yoon, COL ’23, Daejeon, South Korea

This summer I was fortunate enough to receive funding to continue working in the Brodkin Lab, which I joined in the fall of 2020. I am part of the TUNE-In (Training to Understand and …

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Learning Molecular Cloning

April Ng, COL ’24, San Francisco, CA

Before this summer, my only lab experience was from biology and organic chemistry courses. I found the hands-on nature of my lab courses to be quite engaging and unique compared to learning in …

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Understanding Health Systems in Pittsburgh

Luisa Fernandez, COL ’23, Philadelphia, PA

This summer I spent eight weeks working as a Research Assistant at Magee Womens Research Institute (MWRI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was part of their Student Summer Internship Program and was one of 8 …

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Pathways to Purposeful Careers: The Unique Narratives of Penn’s Career Advisors

As part of an ongoing effort to explore the people that make University Life a diverse community of educators and humans, I sat down with an ordained minister, a chicken expert, a geographer, an actor, and a …

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Play Ball: My Summer with MLB

Emma Segerman, WH ’24, Bexley, OH

This summer, I found myself at times in a dugout in San Diego, and others running through a hospital in Manhattan. I worked as a Baseball Operations intern for Major League Baseball, concentrating in …

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