Garrett Hisatake has been selected for the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Program.

Hisatake, a sophomore University of Utah medical student from Draper, was one of 35 students selected from 92 applicants from 55 medical schools.The National Institutes of Health and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the largest public and private biomedical research organizations, collaborate on this program based in Bethesda, Md. It's designed to allow scholars an opportunity to work with the country's leading scientists in their laboratories.

Hisatake's research interest is immunology of transplantation, which deals with the body's rejection of transplanted organs or tissue. Hisatake is the third U. medical student to be selected for the program since it began seven years ago.