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The Summer Urological Research Experience (SURE), is a great opportunity for students to move beyond the classroom learning experience to gather the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career founded in the biomedical sciences.  SURE is designed to provide a one of a kind research experience to students in the hope to foster an interest in students in the areas of urological and cancer research. 

The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute provides a unique opportunity for young scientists to work alongside some of the leading researchers in urology and oncology while utilizing a broad range of techniques and methodologies. The Department has the unique ability of providing young researchers with a chance to see how research done at the bench can be translated into patient care.

In addition to the vast amount of research experience that will be gained during the program, students will be given numerous opportunities to attend lectures and seminars given by the University's and the  Department's numerous gifted faculty that will prepare them for the paradigms, problems, and technologies in biomedical research. 

In addition to providing participants with both theoretical knowledge and practical training in research and scientific experimentation and other scholarly investigations, the program offers a stipend of $3,000 for the ten weeks that the program is active. Housing is provided near our undergraduate campus and the University maintains a shuttle service that provides convenient transportation between the medical school campus and the undergraduate campus.

This year the program is scheduled to run from Sunday, May 24th through Saturday, August 1st, 2015.  Interested parties should have their application materials submitted no later than February 1st, 2015.

This summer internship program requires a full-time commitment. Interns should be prepared for long days and short weekends. It is not permissible to take academic classes or hold other employment during this internship. There are no vacations during the program.

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• Genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for urologic diseases
• Experimental therapeutics for urologic diseases
• Use of proteomics and cellular morphometric parameters as diagnostic and prognostic indicators
• Investigating the link between Cancer/Testis Antigens and urologic diseases
• Role of small nuclear RNAs in urological diseases
• Studying the effects of HDAC inhibitors on urologic diseases
• Epidemiological/population studies of urological diseases
• Novel approaches to sexual medicine
• Biology and novel therapeutic approaches to erectile dysfunction
• Bioinformatics & computational biology


• Determining Expression Levels of Androgen Receptor and its Variants in Prostate Cell  Lines
• Identification and Quantification of New Biomarkers
• Understanding PAGE-4 Function
• Randomly Generated Disordered Peptides: Could there be siPs?
• Penile Fibrotic Protein Expression in Post-Prostatectomy Patients with Erectile Dysfunction
• Identification of Novel miRNA-21 Targets
• Synthesis and Purification of Recombinant PSA Mutants
• Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Promote Protein Network Evolution
• MicroRNA Mediated Radiation Sensitization in Prostate Cancer
• Expression of AbdB-like HOX Genes in Prostate Cancer Cell Lines
• Post-Translational Regulation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) by Testosterone in the Mouse Penis
• PAGE4 is a Co-Activator of c-Jun
• Rat Penile Tissue Degeneration Following Bilateral Cavernous Nerve Injury
• Immunohistochemistry of Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer
• Regeneration of the Major Pelvic Ganglion in Cavernous Nerve Injured Rats
• Effects of CD44 and CD44 Variant Expression on Prostate Cancer Cell Lines
• Validating the BH4 Domain of Bcl-2 as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Prostate Cancer
• Impact of Overweight and Obesity on Return to Potency After Prostatectomy

To learn more about past SURE Program participants and to get an update of what they are up to, click here.

For more information about the SURE Program contact Mr. David "Brandy" Yeater, SURE Program Coordinator -

More information about the Summer Internship Programs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine can be obtained at


Application Deadline is February 1, 2015

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