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Ishibashi Lab

Opportunities

The Ishibashi Lab

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

We have several opportunities to train in our lab. Learn more about the internships we have available for undergraduate and medical students, as well as international medical students. We also have a position for a postdoctoral research associate/staff scientist.

Research Internship for International Medical Graduates

The Research Internship Program provides international medical graduates with the skills necessary to enhance their research careers and pursue graduate medical education in the United States. The program offers medical graduates the opportunity to: 

  • Learn a uniquely integrated research field through developmental neuroscience and pediatric cardiology/cardiac surgery 
  • Gain experience in hands-on laboratory research
  • Interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and other interns 
  • Attend weekly seminar presentations by members on specific research projects and cutting-edge research tools
  • Improve presentation, writing and communication skills 

Please visit our review to learn more about our research.

Activities 

Laboratory Research

Interns actively participate in laboratory research studies in developmental neuroscience during their fellowship. In previous years, students have presented their work at major national scientific meetings and co-authored peer reviewed publications. The Ishibashi Laboratory is located within the Center for Neuroscience Research and includes state-of-the art core facilities. The center is led by Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., an internationally recognized developmental neuroscientist. 

Clinical Observation

In partnership with Children's National Heart Institute, interns can participate in weekly surgery case discussions and daily Cardiac ICU rounds to learn more about congenital heart disease. Our pediatric cardiac surgery team performs hundreds of cardiac surgeries. World-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon Yves d'Udekem, M.D., is the co-director of the Heart Institute. 

International Medicine Programs

In partnership with International Medicine Programs at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, medical graduates may participate in a variety of programs across Washington, D.C. International scholars gain expertise in the American medical system, as well as invaluable motivation to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the medical and health care needs of their home country.

Program Fast Facts

  • Interns Per Year: 1-3 
  • Application Deadline: Year-round 
  • Duration: 10-12 months (extension is optional) 
  • U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Residency Required: No 
  • We will support visa application and research expenses and will provide space/equipment/mentorship

Application

Please submit your application to Nobuyuki Ishibashi, M.D.

Include the following items in your application:

  • Personal statement/interest (one page)
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Verification of medical school graduation

Research Summer Internship for Medical Students

The program (PDF) is intended to provide the highest quality experience for medical school students with a strong interest in pursuing careers as physician-scientists focused on cellular/molecular mechanisms in biology. 

The program offers students the opportunity to: 

  •  Learn a uniquely integrated research field through developmental neuroscience and pediatric cardiology/cardiac surgery
  • Gain experience in hands-on laboratory research 
  • Interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and other summer interns 
  • Attend weekly luncheon/seminar presentations by members on specific research projects and cutting-edge research tools 
  • Improve presentation, writing and communication skills 

Please visit our lab's website to learn more about our research.

Student Activities

Laboratory Research

Students actively participate in laboratory research studies in developmental neuroscience during their fellowship. In previous years, students have presented their work at major national scientific meetings and co-authored peer reviewed publications. The Ishibashi Laboratory is located within the Center for Neuroscience Research and includes state-of-the art core facilities. The center is led by Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., an internationally recognized developmental neuroscientist.

Clinical Observation

In partnership with Children's National Heart Institute, interns can participate in weekly surgery case discussions and daily Cardiac ICU rounds to learn more about congenital heart disease. Our pediatric cardiac surgery team performs hundreds of cardiac surgeries. World-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon Yves d'Udekem, M.D., is the co-director of the Heart Institute. 

Seminar Series

Children’s National Research Institute, the research arm of Children’s National Hospital, hosts a Summer Student Lecture Series that covers a wide variety of topics in laboratory and clinical research in child health. Students are able to participate in the series. In the summer of 2019, a total of 15 different lecture topics were presented by experts in the field. 

  • Program Fast Facts 
  • Fellows Per Year: 2-3 Application
  • Deadline: TBDDuration: TBD
  • U.S. Citizenship Required: No 
  • Stipend: Yes (view details about stipend - PDF)

Application 

The application period will be announced.

Please submit your application to Nobuyuki Ishibashi, M.D.

Include the following items in your application:

  • Personal statement/interest (1 page)
  • Current CV
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Verification of school enrollment

Research Internship for Undergraduate Students

The Research Internship Program provides undergraduate students with the skills necessary to enhance their research careers. In previous years, students earned academic credit through the internship program and internship approval from their academic institution. 

The program offers students the opportunity to: 

  • Learn a uniquely integrated research field through developmental neuroscience and pediatric cardiology/cardiac surgery 
  • Gain experience in hands-on laboratory research 
  • Interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and other interns 
  • Attend weekly seminar presentations by members on specific research projects and cutting-edge research tools 
  • Improve presentation, writing and communication skills 

Please visit our review to learn more about our research

Program Fast Facts 

  • Interns Per Semester or Summer: 1-3 Application
  • Deadline: Year-round Duration: Minimum one semester is required 
  • U.S. Citizenship Required: No 
  • In previous years, students earned academic credit and internship approval from their academic institution. 

Application

Please submit your application to: Nobuyuki Ishibashi, M.D.

Include the following items in your application:

  • Personal statement/interest (one page maximum)
  • Current CV
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Verification of school enrollment