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Meaningful, Collaborative Research

Your research project, designed in conjunction with your faculty mentor, will match your interests and abilities with the needs of the research group. In our program, you will work on a project that interests you.

Cutting-Edge Research Options

You can participate in biomedical research projects that range from the molecular to the cellular to the organismal levels. Research opportunities available to you are at the very edge of our current knowledge.

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Present your research

You'll present your research findings in a poster at our Research Day. Your research efforts, if successful, will likely be included in a subsequent paper from your laboratory.

Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is a unique opportunity open only to a select few.

Who Is This For?

Our program provides you with research experience in a state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratory as a prelude to pursuing a PhD.  At the end of our program, you'll know if a biomedical research science career is right for you.

Why Should You Apply?

Your exposure to high caliber research in our program will help you decide if a career in biomedical research is for you. Your experience in our program can be your foot in the door to our PhD program or one at another university.

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 Dates

May 30 to August 4, 2017 (10 weeks)




U.S. citizens or permanent residents in their junior year at the time of application. We do not accept pre-medical students.


On-campus housing is provided.

How to Apply

We will accept applications for the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program in early October 2017.

Send us your information now and we will contact you when we are accepting applications for the 2018 session.

Contact Us

Contact us if you have questions about our admissions process or program.