Meet our Interns
year, ADARC welcomes a number of interns who spend the summer months
working in our laboratories and learning from our scientists. These
young scientists are selected by ADARC's faculty due to their talent,
scientific interests, and early career choices. From recent college
graduates, to college students with their eyes on medical school, to
extraordinary high school students, they all share a love for science
that blossomed early, and an enthusiasm to contribute to end of the
an intern in the Core Facilities laboratory under Vincent Sahi, has
always been curious about how things work. While still a high school
student, he is interested in the structure of science, the process of
observation, obscure facts and theories, and the challenge of discovery.
He has been accepted to the Authentic Science Research Program at White
Plains High School, a college-level course which enables students to
participate in the community of scientific research and scholarship, and
looks forward to working on his own research project next year. At
ADARC he has helped set up, operate, and maintain instruments and
equipment in the lab, including the new Biacore T200 system which
studies bio-molecular interactions. He also helped design and conduct
experiments involving flow cytometry, using laser light to measure the
presence of antigens on the surface of cells.
an intern in Dr. David Ho's laboratory, didn't know it at the time, but
her career choice started to take shape while she was still a toddler.
At age one, she was hospitalized with salmonella. According to her
mother, doctors did not think she would survive. Years later, hearing
the story of how doctors and medicine had saved her life, she became
intrigued by science and medicine. At Townsend Harris High School,
she was inspired by a talented Biology teacher who made science
interesting and fun. The choice was clear, she would become a doctor.
She was an intern in emergency medicine at North Shore-Long Island
Jewish Medical Center for two summers. When she started college at
Case-Western University, she committed to a 8-year program that
transitions from undergraduate (Biology major with Dance and Music
minors) into medical school. She is using her experience at ADARC to
learn more about laboratory techniques, and different research
protocols. She is working with post-doctoral fellow Craig Pace constructing different antibodies and seeing how they respond with HIV-infected cells.