The mission of the Genomics Institute of UC Santa Cruz is to unlock the world's genomic information to enable trageted treatment of diseases. The Institute provides data and tools that empower the global scientific community to develop breakthroughs in science and medicine. Home of the Human Genome Browser, an online resource used by over 130,000 researchers world-wide, the Institute supports diversity at UC Santa Cruz and in genomic research by providing financial support and mentored research training for underrepresented students who are passionate about the potential for genomic science to transform human health.
Genomic Institute Research Mentoring Internships are awarded for up to two years, to both undergraduate and graduate students at UC Santa Cruz. Interns receive paid research training, personal mentoring, and opportunities for professional development through colloquia, workshops and funded travel to research conferences. Internships are also available for Social Scientists who are interested in probing the ethical, legal, and social issues that attend genomic research.
Funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).