Gabby Angelini’s Internship with Pfizer
Gabby Angelini ’14 spent the first part of her summer studying abroad in Italy. The second portion she spent as one of two interns for Pfizer, the world’s largest research based pharmaceutical company. Pfizer gave Gabby a stipend, and allowed her to work on projects with high impacts for the department. Gabby’s main project, which she is continuing this semester, is to uses basic cell culture techniques and digital PCR to determine the instance and the source of low-level mutations. When asked how it felt to be an intern at Pfizer, Gabby responded, “Initially I was very nervous to work at Pfizer because all I knew was that it was the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. I was very afraid I was going to mess it up, but once I got there everyone was so welcoming and willing to help me out that all my anxieties disappeared. Working at Pfizer was such a positive experience, from the lab experience to the warm team-like atmosphere. After interning at Pfizer, I have decided that I want to pursue a career in industry.“ Gabby’s internship has also excited her interest in pursuing a Master’s degree in molecular or cellular biology.
Honors Biology major Heather Hook ’14 spent her summer as one of two interns for Pfizer Corporation; the world’s largest research based pharmaceutical company. She was given a $5,000 stipend and a project examining cell line stability.
Through the stewardship of board member Jack Pasini, Merrimack has formalized a long-term partnership with Pfizer that enables Merrimack students to augment their education by working alongside world-class scientists who are developing innovative, cutting edge solutions to today’s problems.