James Graham Brown Cancer Center Accepts 10 High School Summer Research Interns for 2019

The James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville is happy to announce that it accepted ten outstanding high school Summer Research Interns for 2019.  The selected students are from the Louisville Metro area and the region.  A list of students with schools and their JGBCC mentor is given below.

This competitive program began in 2002.  It runs for 8-weeks, from Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 2.

Students selected obtain hands-on wet-lab or computer-driven research experience through working with James Graham Brown Cancer Center (JGBCC) faculty in their research laboratories.

A seminar series organized specifically for this group is held each Tuesday, where speakers discuss their current cutting-edge research or the hottest topics in cancer research today.  Interns also may attend the regular departmental and JGBCC seminars.

At the end of this 8-week period, interns prepare posters for presentation at a special poster session organized for the last Friday afternoon of the program.  At this session posters – presented by the college and high school summer interns from other science programs on the HSC as well as by the BCC Summer Research Interns – showcase the work each intern completed over the summer.

Congratulations to all the interns! 




Smrithi Balasubramanian         

duPont Manual HS         

Jun Yan, M.D., Ph.D

Sam Batcheldor

Trinity HS

Kavitha Yaddanapudi, Ph.D.

Victoria Brown

Fern Creek HS

Carolyn M. Klinge, Ph.D.

Praveen Chirumamilla

New Albany HS

Albert S. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Hannah Eriksen

South Oldham HS

Kavitha Yaddanapudi, Ph.D.

Aysha Khan

duPont Manual HS

Chendil Damodaran, Ph.D.

Aditi Kona

North Oldham HS

Yoannis Imbert-Fernandez, Ph.D.

Maxwell Martin

duPont Manual HS

John O. Trent, Ph.D.

Bhavana Pavuluri

duPont Manual HS

Brian F. Clem, Ph.D.

Yizhen (Jennifer) Quan

duPont Manual HS

A. Bennett Jenson, M.D.