Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela-
Our lab internship is an immersive experience designed for those passionate about pioneering in a specific field of study, our case, somatic mosaicism and lineage tracing in human. Research is fundamentally about discovering the new and unveiling the unknown. However, to truly identify whether a discovery is novel, one must thoroughly understand what has already been discovered and the current research context in which they operate.

This understanding is crucial from the outset of any research endeavor. It involves a deep dive into the major contexts and seminal papers of the field, gaining a clear picture of its evolution and current state. Knowing in this context goes beyond mere familiarity; it demands a comprehensive grasp of the implications and limitations of existing studies, the nature of their discoveries, and the methodologies employed to validate their hypotheses.

Therefore, our lab internship focuses on equipping interns with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate this complex landscape. Interns will engage in several lab introductory studies, hands-on projects, guided by experienced mentors, to learn how to critically assess literature and apply theoretical concepts to real-world challenges. By the end of their internship, interns will not only contribute to advancing their understanding in our field but also gain invaluable skills and insights that will serve them throughout their academic and professional careers.

In addition to deepening their understanding of their chosen field, interns in our lab will also learn the vital skills of professional communication and project evolution. Effective communication is crucial in the world of research, not only for sharing findings and ideas but also for collaborating with peers and mentors. Our internship program emphasizes the development of these communication skills, enabling interns to articulate complex concepts clearly and effectively, whether in writing or during presentations.

Moreover, interns will gain firsthand experience in observing and contributing to the lifecycle of a research project. From its inception through to its conclusion, every project evolves through stages of development, refinement, and sometimes, redirection. Interns will learn how to adapt to these changes, make critical decisions, and implement adjustments in response to new findings and feedback. This aspect of the internship is designed to prepare interns for the dynamic nature of research, equipping them with the flexibility and resilience needed to navigate the challenges and opportunities that arise in the pursuit of innovation.