Learning and asking questions is at the core of what we do.
At the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI), we are proud to engage the next generation of genetic researchers and the community through a variety of educational opportunities.
Fostering the Next Generation of Researchers
There is nothing quite like visiting a real science lab and talking to actual scientists for the first time. That is why PNRI hosts laboratory experiences for middle and high school students from a variety of schools and communities. Our scientists talk with students and provide a hands-on lab experience. Educators and community leaders interested in bringing students to our labs can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our labs host undergraduate and high school student interns through partnerships with universities and local nonprofit organizations, like Rainier Scholars. We are honored to play a role in building the career of future scientists.
2023 Summer Undergraduate Science Internship (SURI)
The Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) is a research-intensive, nine-week program for undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences and who have completed at least one year of study at a university or college. Interns will work on a research project within the laboratory of their primary mentor and will present their work as a short talk at our annual Intern Research Symposium. As a group, the interns will participate in additional scientific, career development, and social activities.
Our scientists are committed to building a scientific community of discovery, creativity, and collaboration. We foster that community in the next generation of scientists through graduate student training positions.
Many of our investigators hold affiliate faculty appointments at the University of Washington and train graduate students who perform their PhD research here at PNRI.
Bringing a Love of Science to the Community
We host numerous events throughout the year that are open to the public. We are proud to support a culture that encourages our community to learn and explore genetic research.
Our Science Matters seminars highlight exciting research in genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology with important societal impact. Topics include research on the genetics of ethnically diverse populations, diseases afflicting vulnerable or underserved groups, and efforts to expand the diversity (broadly defined) of research subjects or the scientific workforce.