Three Biology & Biochemistry Undergrads Selected for MD Anderson Summer Program


Ten-Week Program Exposes Students to Cancer Research

Three undergraduates with majors in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry have been selected for the Partnership for Careers in Cancer Science & Medicine summer program hosted by The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In all, four students from the University of Houston were selected; all are members of the Honors College.

Kristen Harris, Amenda Khoei, and Rael Memnon
Kristen Harris, Amenda Khoei, and Rael Memnon

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics students selected were biology major Kristen Harris, biochemical and biophysical sciences major Amenda Khoei, and biology major Rael Memnon.

“I am thrilled that all four students will have the opportunity to learn with the faculty at M.D. Anderson this summer,” said Brittni MacLeod, associate director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards. “This experience will benefit their careers and have a positive impact on the ways they work with patients and colleagues through research-backed care.”

The students, nominated for exemplifying compassion and an aptitude for research in the medical field, will collaborate and work alongside worldwide cancer experts for 10 weeks. M.D. Anderson is one of the world’s premier cancer centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.

The program offers:

  • Hands-on research in an M.D. Anderson laboratory
  • Clinical shadowing and observation
  • Career development advice and guidance

- Jillian Holden, UH Honors College