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Internships 2017

Cancer Bioinfomatics Initiative logo
Research opportunities in 
Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology & Health Disparities 
for UTSA undergraduates/graduate students only

The Cancer Bioinformatics Initiative: A UTSA/UTHSCSA Partnership offers an exciting ten‐week summer research internship program from June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The goal of this program is to train students from quantitative fields such as computer science, statistics, and related disciplines in cancer biology. This unique program matches each undergraduate and master's level student from UTSA with a UTHSCSA cancer researcher as well as a UTSA faculty member from the student’s home department. Participants will engage in research as part of an ongoing cancer/health disparity research project, attend seminars, actively participate in a student journal club, and tour various research divisions at the UTHSCSA. Successful candidates will receive a stipend of $4,000 to help defray the cost of participation in the  program. Students may be eligible for independent study or internship credit applicable towards their degree. See for additional information about the Cancer Bioinformatics Initiative.


  • Application for program
  • Personal Statement/Letter of Interest 
    Submit a 1-page letter of interest indicating why you would like to be considered for this program. Please address the following:
    1. 1) What interests you about this program (please be specific)
    2. 2) What you hope to gain from this experience
    3. 3) Special contributions you can make to this program
    4. 4) Quantitative expertise and previous research experience
    5. 5) Your career plans
  • Resume
  • Transcript 
    Submit a complete unofficial transcript that includes the courses you are currently enrolled in.
  • Letters of recommendation 
    Provide up to 2 names as references. The program coordinator will contact recommenders directly. Please confirm that your recommender is willing to provide a letter prior to registration.
  • International Documents
    If you are an international student, you must provide your visa category as indicated on the application form.


Application deadline for the Cancer Bioinformatics Initiative Internship Program is March 21, 2017.


Apply by emailing the completed application packet to Eva E. Garcia-Rodriguez at

Program Focus: Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Health Disparities
Program Dates: 
June 5, 2017- August 11, 2017

Robin Leach, Ph.D., UTHSCSA Program Director,
Kay Robbins, Ph.D., UTSA Program Director,
Eva E. Garcia-Rodriguez, Program Coordinator,