Phoenix Country Day School senior hired at prestigious internship

Congratulations to Phoenix Country Day School senior Grace Gilberg for being selected to participate in a prestigious summer internship with TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

0527Ns Education (Photo Gracie)As a member of the 2015 Helios Scholars program, TGen’s flagship summer program in biomedical research, Ms. Gilberg will work directly with TGen scientists in the Division of Cancer and Cell Biology.

Ms. Gilberg was one of 45 students selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of over 600 high school, undergraduate, and graduate/medical school students applying for the Helios Scholars Program, according to a press release.

This will be Ms. Gilberg’s second paid internship at TGen. Last summer, she was chosen to work at TGen under the Ben and Catherine Ivy Neurological Science Internship Program studying the brain, with particular emphasis on genetically-based malignant brain tumors, according to the release.

In addition to her scientific research, Grace plays varsity volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse, is the president of the PCDS pre-med club, and was a school delegate to the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Ms. Gilberg will graduate with the Phoenix Country Day School Class of 2015 on June 4, and matriculate to Wellesley College in Massachusetts this fall.

More information about TGen and the Helios Scholars program may be found at www.tgen.org.

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