PEDP Spring Research Experience

The Computational Image Analysis Platform (CIMAP) team for the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) at the University of Florida successfully piloted a Spring Break Research Experience last year and is offering the experience again this year.

During this internship, interns join an interdisciplinary team and explore an artificial intelligence project that merges machine learning, computational pathology, cell biology, and health services research. Interns learn cell mapping techniques and apply their new skills to an individual research project. Interns also receive coaching and guidance on academic and professional skills development.

The curriculum includes didactic hands-on cell mapping activities using the CIMAP platform, academic enrichment sessions (on topics such as establishing a research focus, building a resume, and scientific communications), team science sessions (on topics such as managing team conflicts, using teaming tools, and conducting strategic team science), participation in daily briefings to provide feedback, and a session on creating effective abstracts and posters. The students write and submit an abstract to present their research project at the UF Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium.

CIMAP focuses on large-scale digital microscopy image data analysis and fusion of image and molecular-omics data that have significant impacts on human health. (See a demo of the tool)

HuBMAP focuses on mapping the trillions of cells of the human body at single-cell resolution using multi-omics microscopy imaging and image analysis. HuBMAP trainees have the opportunity to learn and apply cutting-edge machine learning tools to fuse high-dimensional, multi-omics data to help derive an atlas for healthy human reference. To learn more about this recently funded NIH project from the HuBMAP consortium, visit

2024 Spring Break Research Experience

The CIMAP laboratory at the University of Florida is now welcoming applications for the 2024 Spring Break Research Experience. This is a remote 5-day internship that will take place over Spring Break from March 11th-March 15th 2024; a laptop is required to take part. This experience is targeted toward juniors and seniors interested in learning how to perform cell imaging techniques or learning about the role of policy in AI technology. A $300 stipend is also offered for all participants. Please note this internship is only open to US citizens/permanent residents.

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

To apply, please fill in the application form and submit by February 29th, 2024.

We look forward to receiving your applications! If you have any questions or would like more information, please email

2023 Spring Break Research Experience

The Spring 2023 Experience took place during March 13th-17th, 2023, and was attended by one Leigh University student and one University of Florida student, majoring in computer science and health science, respectively. Sessions were taught by CMI Lab personnel.