Biotechnology Industrial Internship

To ensure that trainees experience the process and the problems associated with the development of biotechnology products, each trainee is required to complete an internship in a practical or biotechnology company. Trainees are expected to fulfill this internship requirement any time after their second year as a graduate student at The University of Kansas. The site for the trainee's internship and the duration of the internship will be decided in consultation with the trainer and the Steering Committee.

Potential industrial internship sites include Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL; Allergan, Irvine, CA; Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA; Amylin, San Diego, CA. Aptuit, Kansas City, MO; AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE; Biogen-IDEC, San Diego, CA; Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ; Cephalon, West Chester, PA; Centocor, Chesterbrook, PA ; Conjugon, Inc., Madison, WI; Eli Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN; FibroGen, Inc., San Francisco, CA; Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., St. Louis, MO; Human Genome Sciences, Rockville, MD; Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA; Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA; Genzyme, Cambridge, MA, MedImmune, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, PA; MGI Pharma, Inc., Bloomington, MN; Millennium Pharmaceutical, Cambridge, MA; Neurocrine Biosciences; San Diego, CA; Novartis, Cambridge, MA; Pfizer, Groton, CT; Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH; Sanofi-Aventis, Malvern, PA; Schering-Plough, Palo Alto, CA; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA; TransForm Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA; Vertex, Cambridge, MA; and Wyeth Research, Cambridge, MA. Every effort will be made to select an internship environment that will complement the trainee's research interests and his/her career, goals and objectives.

Research

Our research projects ranging from traditional pharmaceutics to biotechnology. 

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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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