Carleton LabLeads is a forum to help students become aware of summer undergraduate research being conducted by Carleton Alumni across the country.

The Carleton alumni listed below have expressed interest in having Carls ask about their research and possibly work in their labs. We encourage you to reach out to these alumni who have given us warm leads and introduce yourself.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Linda M. McAllister-Lucas ’87, MD, PhD and Chief of Service, Hematology/Oncology is interested in talking with students who are interested in an internship in molecular biology / cancer biology. Linda is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Utah School of Medicine

Wes Sundquist ’81, Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine is interested in talking with students who are interested in an internship in biochemistry.

  • At the Sundquist Research Laboratory, they study the cellular, molecular, and structural biology of retroviruses, particularly HIV and the roles of the ESCRT pathway in cell division and the abscission checkpoint.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Wes’ lab or to inquire about a summer opportunity, please reach out to Wes at: wes@biochem.utah.edu.
MD Anderson

Stephanie Watowich ā€™83, Pā€™15, P’21, Professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is interested in talking with students who are interested in an internship in cancer research.

  • The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program is a 10-week research program designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in cancer research.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Stephanie’s lab or to inquire about a summer opportunity, please reach out to Stephanie at: swatowic@mdanderson.org
Department of Pediatrics

Peter Gordon ā€™96, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Minnesota is interested in talking with students who are interested in an internship focused on developing novel cancer therapies that are both more efficacious and less toxic than current cytotoxic chemotherapy.

  • A student working in this laboratory this summer will have the opportunity to work on a project focused in either the areas of the CNS microenvironment in leukemia or novel drug delivery systems.
  • Students will gain skills in the following techniques: cell culture, molecular biology, nanoparticle technology, and drug testing.
  • This work will possibly include work with animals.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Peter’s lab or one of the six other internship opportunities this summer at the University of Minnesota, please refer to Handshake

Jayne Griffith, Senior Epidemiologist for the MN Dept. of Health. Jayne is in the infectious diseases division at MDH. They do host students from time to time for various arrangements, including intern- and externships. There are other divisions within the health department that may also offer these opportunities. Usually, within Jayne’s division, students approach our staff with internship ideas.