The Tauber Family Student Interns

Established in 2013 by Shelley and Joel Tauber, the Tauber Family Student The internship was inspired by the educational journey of their granddaughter, who furthered her studies in medical school, and is now a resident in pediatrics.

This salaried 10-week program gives undergraduate students the ability to dip their toes in and experience cutting-edge research. After being chosen through an application process, each Tauber Family Intern is paired up with a NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies researcher who will serve as their mentor. In addition to hands-on training in a variety of biomedical research techniques, with the help of their mentor, students develop their very own research projects.

Many past recipients have progressed to successful careers in graduate school, medical school, and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers.

Tauber Intern work has lead to...

The Impact:

  • 40 citations
  • 26 publications
  • 21 Journals
  • 21 interns went to medical school
  • 4 more interns plan to attend medical school

“Guiding and supporting the future of the medical research field is central to the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies efforts. The Tauber Family Student Internship is so important because it gives undergraduates the support they need to feed their curiosity and grow into the research leaders and doctors of tomorrow.”

James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor of Neurology
Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies
Director, ALS Center of Excellence

Past Tauber Family Student Interns

photo of Tauber Family Student Interns working in the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies lab

(names bolded went to medical school)

Adam Allouch, 2022
Katharina Kretzler, 2018-2022
Jackson McGrath, 2019-2022
Victoria Villanueva Guzman, 2022

Jacquelin Kwentus, 2020-2021
Athul Nair, 2019-2021
Whitney Rubin, 2019-2021

Shannon Chan, 2019
Noha Eid, 2019
Sebastian Iniguez, 2019
Kaitlyn Pacut, 2019
Cole Pieroni, 2019

Earlier Tauber Alumni

Kriti Babu, 2018
Alp Karaboga, 2018
Juan Grillo-Mosquera, 2018
Hayley Petit, 2017-2018
Ghislaine Taubman, 2018

Monica Choi, 2017
Julia Haidar, 2017
Olivia Krys, 2017
Giovanni LoGrasso, 2017
Kristen Mikhail, 2014-2017
Erin Reasoner, 2017

Liz Bruno, 2015-2016
Sabrina Deutsch, 2016
Kristen Raue, 2016
Christopher Sesi, 2015-2016
Matthew Silbergleit, 2016
Andrew Solway, 2015-2016
Jessica Walter, 2015-2016

Kevin Barlow, 2015
Bader Kashlan, 2015
Sangri Kim, 2013, 2015
Ellie Krasnick, 2015
Samantha Lyons, 2015

Anna Bakeman, 2013-2014
Ashley Berry, 2014
Josh Chang, 2014
Rebecca Glasser, 2013-2014
David Haidar, 2014
Abishek Rajkumar, 2014
Emily Stern, 2014
Claire Welsh, 2014
Laura Wyatt, 2014

"Honestly, the Tauber Internship did so much. It’s very hard to find good research opportunities as an undergrad, especially with mentors who care about your growth and development and take the time to teach and invest in you. That’s what the internship did for me. It helped put me on a path to becoming a neurologist.'

— SANGRI KIM, M.D., Neurology Resident, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"Having lost my grandfather to ALS, I began to search for ways to become involved in the fight against this terrible disease. Getting involved in research truly made me feel that I was on the front line of this battle. Furthermore, it confirmed my decision to pursue medicine and inspired me to become the best physician I could be."

Opthamology Resident, Henry Ford Hospital