Aidan Winters, ’17, of Washington, D.C., is working in the Winslow Lab at the Stanford School of Medicine through the University of Richmond’s Summer Fellowship (URSF) program.

This summer, hundreds of UR students are completing summer fellowships through The Richmond Guarantee, a University promise to provide a fellowship for at least one summer research or internship experience for all traditional undergraduate students.

Winters, a biology and computer science double major, is working with a team focused on understanding more about the genetic changes that occur during the process of cancer metastasis and dissemination. He says this internship is furthering his academic interest in biology research, specifically related to genetics.

Winters says one of the best parts of this internship experience is learning new experimental techniques, which help tackle complex scientific problems.

“Working here at Stanford is giving me valuable experience in the field of genetics and insight into what going to graduate school would be like,” Winters said.

“I think the summer fellowship program is fantastic,” Winters added. “This internship would have been unpaid, so I would not have been able to do it without the funding from UR.”

To learn more about The Richmond Guarantee and other UR students benefitting from this program, visit www.richmond.edu/guarantee.

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