The Future of Science: MPFI Names Eight to Prestigious Internship Program

June 21, 2024

Eight exceptional high school seniors will take part in Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s summer internship program. The students will spend six weeks working on projects alongside MPFI researchers while gaining important skills for future scientific careers. The internship ends with a special presentation showcasing the research the students conducted during their time at MPFI.

The 2024 Class of Summer Interns are:

  • Saee Joshi, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Saee will be on the Neuroscience track in the Fitzpatrick Lab with mentor Juliane Jaepel.
  • Emma Allison, Palm Beach Central High School. Emma will be on the Neuroscience track in the Yasuda Lab with mentor Tetsuya Watabe.
  • Luca Pishos, Suncoast Community High School. Luca will be on the Scientific Programming track in the Rangaraju Lab with mentor Monil Shah.
  • Conner St Amour, William T. Dwyer High School. Conner will be on the Mechanical Engineering track in the machine shop with mentor Nicole Daniel.
  • Mirabelle Kakushadze, William T. Dwyer High School. Mirabelle will be on the Neuroscience track in the Stern Lab with mentor Sebastien Bullich.
  • Laura Williams, Santaluces Community High School. Laura will be on the Neuroscience track in the Tian Lab with mentor Yiwei Hua.
  • Oliver Strow, Jupiter Community High School. Oliver will be on the Neuroscience track in the Tian Lab with mentor Nikki Tjahjono.
  • Chloe McGann, The Benjamin School. Chole will be on the Neuroscience track in the Tian Lab with mentor Erin Scott.

Max Planck Florida’s scientific internship program is a donor-funded initiative that exposes talented students to cutting-edge research techniques and technology, preparing them for future STEM careers. To learn more about MPFI’s Education Outreach initiatives, click here.