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Meaningful, Collaborative Research

In our program, you will work on a project that interests you. Pursue your individual goals under the mentorship of one of our excellent, accomplished faculty members.

Cutting-Edge Research Options

You can undertake independent research projects in infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology, working at the very edge of our current knowledge.

Present your research

You’ll present your findings orally at a workshop with mentors and other trainees at the end of your fellowship, and in a poster session at the Medical Student Research Forum, held in January, gaining valuable experience to support a lifelong research career.

Our Summer Research Fellowship offers opportunities for select, highly motivated medical students to conduct NIH-funded research.

Follow Your Ambitions

Our summer fellowship program offers rising second-year medical students the chance to conduct mentored, NIH-funded research in a faculty lab at UB or Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Test your interest in research or get a head start on your long-term plans.

Dedicated Mentoring

You will design and carry out independent research in infectious diseases, microbiology and/or immunology under the guidance of our world-renowned faculty. Your mentor will work with you to develop a project abstract before the fellowship begins and help you see your goals to completion.

The fellowship application will ask you to list three mentors with whom you wish to work, and we will make every effort to match you with a mentor based on your interests.

Get In-Depth Experience

Weekly seminars expose you to the topics and people at the cutting edge of infectious disease, microbiology and immunology research. Laboratory practical sessions, training in research methods and ethics, and opportunities to present your work give you the fundamentals to continue in a successful research career.

Present Your Research

Discover how to select a summer program that provides valuable research fundamentals and enables you to explore a potential career path in biomedical research.

Important Details

Program Length

10 weeks beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017




Medical students who have completed the first year.