The Basic/Translational Science Scholarship Track is a component of the Scientific Investigation Track of the Scholarship & Discovery program. Basic/Translational Science encompasses research that investigates core scientific concepts and pathways, and often utilizes animals, cell lines, or tissues. This type of research allows one to take a clinically relevant question and investigate causation and underlying mechanisms in a controlled system. The Basic/Translational Science Track provides students with an opportunity to be mentored by one of the many investigators in the University of Chicago 生物科学部 and develop a focused project for which the student can take ownership. Projects are designed individually to match the skills, interests, and time frame available to the student.