Facing the challenge of another remote summer, Gateways to the Laboratory took the opportunity to rethink our virtual undergraduate research program and introduce innovative new elements to provide a research experience to participants unable to physically be in the labs.
Freddy E. Escorcia, Tri-I MD-PhD graduating class of 2012 and currently a researcher at the National Cancer Institute, has been named among the 2021 Lasker Scholars by a joint project of the Lasker Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. 
This July Alfred Chin, fourth year student in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, won the grand prize of 20,000€ at the 2022 Merck Innovation Cup.The Merck Innovation Cup is an annual competition open to PhD students/postdocs from all over the world to develop an innovative project plan. This year, 42 people (7 teams of 6) were invited to Darmstadt, Germany out of 3580 applicants.