Internship Program with the Preuss School

The Schroeder laboratory has developed in internship program with the Preuss School and trains Preuss School students in research internships in our lab. The Preuss School is a public charter middle and high school for low income and disadvantaged, but motivated students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. The Preuss School has been "recognized by Newsweek as the top transformative high school in the nation for three years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013) was ranked Best High School in San Diego County in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post placed Preuss among America’s 25 Most Challenging High Schools in 2015.”


High School Student Internships in the Schroeder Laboratory

Congratulations to Schroeder lab high school students who have entered Universities as first 4-year college students in their families, including Josephine Aguilar (UCLA), Jimmy Lozano (UCSD), Elvira Gonzales (UC Santa Barbara),  Fernando Acosta (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Alva Monsalvo (UCSD), Perla Perez (UCLA), Denise Mojica (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Tina Duong (SDSU), Natalia Mercado (University of Virginia), Irma Gonzalez (USCl), Romyn Sabatchi (USD), Roddrick Duggar (Oral Roberts University), Celia Fang (UCSD), Vanessa Munoz (Chula Vista High School).


Preuss School Outreach Program

Alva Monsalvo, a Junior high school student at the Preuss School (, interned in Julian Schroeder’s laboratory. Her research focuses on characterizing the shoot and root growth and cadmium accumulation phenotype of several cadmium tolerant Arabidopsis mutants. Her work in the Schroeder laboratory was presented at the San Diego County Science Fair where she won a 1st Place award in the category of Botany, Senior Runner-Up Sweepstakes Award, 1st place from the Society of Toxicology, and placed 4th overall out of 104 students that won 1st place awards. She will be presenting her work at the California State Science Fair held in Los Angeles. Congratulations Alva!