6 students graduate summer fellowship with Masonic Medical Research Institute

The students completed a 10-week summer fellowship with real hands-on research.

Posted: Jul 25, 2019 1:52 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Six students celebrated a graduation at the Masonic Medical Research Institute.

The students completed a 10-week summer fellowship with real hands-on research.

During their time at MMRI they're taught to solve problems scientifically, as well as make independent decisions that can be applied in future employment opportunities.

Past students have had their work published in scientific journals, but more importantly, their work is contributing to medical breakthroughs that may one day help us all.

“Education is part of it. If they've never experienced research, it is our job to educate them how to go about it the scientific method. You know not just what you've learned in a book, but here's the application of it, and that is the education. How do you apply what you've actually maybe learned in your undergraduate studies,” said Gary Aistrup, the principal research scientist.

“When I came I was really interested in doing clinical research as a physician, or some sort of bench work on the side. So my goal is still to become a Physician, and I still plan to do research because of my experience here,” said Alyssa Reese, a senior at the University of Buffalo.

Many of the students will go on for a second year at the research institute, and hopefully this will help guide them to a career path in the STEM fields in science.

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