GCB Summer Scholars Gain Hands-on Research Experience


The Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology runs a ten-week Summer Scholars Program open to first- and second-year students who have completed or are enrolled in a biological science course and wish to develop their knowledge and research skills through faculty-mentored research projects.

Rising sophomores Jadesola Akinwuntan and Othmane Jadi are two of the five GCB Summer Scholars who are doing amazing research this summer.

Jadesola states, “The GCB Summer Scholars Program is perfect because I hope to be a physician researcher, and this is definitely giving me a look into the world of research.”

“One of the things I am studying at Duke is computational biology and bioinformatics, so by the end of the summer I am going to have developed a lot of computational skills that will help me,” says Othmane.

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Produced by Nathaniel Waddell, a Spring 2016 graduate of North Carolina Central University who worked as a communications intern for Bass Connections and Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, he majored in mass communications with a concentration in broadcast media. He is hoping to continue gaining experience in this field before applying to graduate programs.