Research Program Trains Young Peruvian Scientists at Yale

“Through the REPU program, I’ve contributed to first-level research projects and worked alongside experienced investigators,” says Julio Miranda Alban, a senior at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru currently completing a research-intensive laboratory internship at Yale. “The name – Research Experience for Peruvian Undergraduates (REPU)– says everything.”

REPU offers young Peruvian scientists ten-week internship opportunities in research labs in the US and Europe. Yale has been a host institution since 2009, when Sofia Espinoza Sanchez, now a graduate student at Yale’s Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry department, was invited to work on small noncoding RNA.