Congratulations to our summer student Llyanna Mercado!

We celebrated Llyanna’s research achievements this summer at the Chicago EYES on Cancer and Diversity Research Symposium. Llyanna is one of several talented high school students from the Chicago area that were selected as summer research fellows. We had a great time hosting her this summer. Llyanna impressed the audience with her poster presentation, thanks to her hard work and Leticia’s mentorship!

About Chicago EYES on Cancer

Click here to learn more about the summer program and how to apply

Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer is a cancer research training program for high school and college students interested in careers in biomedicine. The program also welcomes secondary science educators.

For two consecutive summers, participants work full time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers at the university. Rigorous research training is complemented with a cancer-based summer lecture series, year-round career development and skill-building workshops, and a network of faculty and peer mentors dedicated to participants’ success. The program culminates in a research symposium to showcase participants’ work across basic, translational, clinical, and population-based areas of cancer research.

Chicago EYES on Cancer is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute in addition to generous donations. Programming is provided in part through a partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

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