Our lab has a decade old experience in guiding more than fifty SEAP/CQL students; many of them are presently in academia, medical professions and other distinguished career paths. We have a very diverse consortium of projects that could be customized to the need and interest of our dedicated students.
Our primary research tool is related to pan-omics investigation of genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics and microbiomics using a range of state-of-art machines, which are always available to our students after initial hands-on training. We integrate and analyze the deep dataset samples from this wide range of omics tools using a sophisticated computational platform and our scientists always create some small projects to best fit individual student’s interest as per the requirement.
Our program is dedicated to expose our SEAP/CQL members to cutting edge researches designed for the betterment of military and civilian health.
It is our core policy to get the SEAP/CQL members acquainted with the DoD activities leveraging from all available sources.
We also aggressively encourage SEAP/CQL members to pursue higher studies.
We promote a result-driven heterogeneous environment in the lab co-populated by freshly appointed students and sustaining/recurring SEAP/CQL members.
SEAP/CQL members at USACEHR will experience a caring, helpful, and safe work environment through one-on-one interactions and conversations with other scientists and army personnel by providing feedback for improvement and qualities. SEAP/CQL members will find many friendly colleagues who care about the SEAP contractor and are willing to offer a variety of involvement and learning opportunities in the laboratory and outside of the laboratory. This friendliness is also shown in a teachable and professional fashion in order to keep the workplace as a productive environment. In addition to these qualities, SEAP/CQL members will experience a diversified experience by working with others of different cultures, countries, and lifestyles in order to create a more global network and relationships within their career experience.
Our mentors and/or near-peer mentors actively guide the SEAP/CQL members and regularly monitor their skill developing trajectories. At the end of every summer session, we arrange either oral or poster presentations for the SEAP/CQL members and encourage them to participate into state, regional and national level science fairs and competitions. Every year, our SEAP/CQL members attended eCYBERMISSON program organized in Virginia, besides getting involved with several DoD funded high impact programs.
In 2011 summer, our students get involved in the last space mission operated by NASA: STS-135 (Atlantis). In 2012 summer, our students worked on a limb regeneration program, a high focus program of military. During the 2013 summer, our students worked with PTSD program and cancer research that brought appreciation from several quarters.
In 2013, all of our students presented posters at the George Washington University co-hosted by WRAIR/NMRC program. Some of our senior level students will bring their work to various state-level science competitions and fairs.
Many of our past students were appointed by PhD or medical programs across the nation.